This $8 Rosé from Aldi Is One of the Best Bottles of Wine in the World — Grocery News

There’s good news in store for rosé-lovers: An affordable line of the pink wine just won a prestigious award for its cost and quality. This means you can enjoy high-quality rosé without having to break the bank.

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How To Make the Best Pasta Salad Without Mayo — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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I have to admit an unpopular opinion: I am just not into mayonnaise-based summer salads. When it is hot out, I want to eat light and refreshing salads, not thick and creamy ones. So when I say this is the best pasta salad ever, it’s with that opinion in mind. But a mayo-free pasta salad can still come with a degree of creaminess. In this case it’s by way of an olive oil-rich vinaigrette and a sprinkling of flavorful soft cheese.

Start by choosing the right pasta for the job, making an oil-based dressing, and adding some personal flair with a number of optional add-ins. Learn how to make your new favorite pasta salad right here, right now.

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20 No-Cook Dinners to Keep in Your Meal Plan This Summer — Recipes from The Kitchn

It might not feel like it right this minute, but summer is coming — and with it those hot and humid days when the extra heat from the oven feels unbearable. On these days, and also on hurried evenings when you’re too rushed or tired to even think about cooking, no-cook dinners are your savior.

These recipes come with the promise that the stove and oven stay off, and are more about assembly than actual cooking. From zucchini noodle bowls to chicken summer rolls, you’ll want these 20 recipes in your summer meal plan.

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Recipe: Strawberry Blondies — Easy Dessert Recipes

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Put just about any baked treat in front of me and I am happy, but there’s something extra special about these seasonal blondies. The base is a classic blondie that’s been seriously upgraded with the help of brown butter and a slew of chopped white chocolate. Fresh strawberry halves dot the surface — their sweet summer flavor concentrates and caramelizes in the oven, leaving you to bite into juicy, candy-like flavor in between bites of buttery, cookie-like goodness.

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You Probably Already Own the Perfect Wine Chiller — Party Tricks

The party problem: You want to take a bottle of white or rosé outside with you, but you don’t have a wine chiller and you’re worried the vino will get warm.

The party trick: Look to your kitchen to save the day. See that crock that’s holding all your wooden spoons and silicone spatulas? Chances are, it’s the perfect size and shape to hold a bottle of wine and a bit of ice.

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The First Thing You Should Always Do When Making Ice Cream — Tips from The Kitchn

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I remember the very first time I took my ice cream maker for a spin. I was giddy with excitement at the prospect of finally making my favorite dessert from scratch. I ever-so-carefully heated, whisked, and stirred the base. I chilled it, just the way the recipe called for, and then I hit a roadblock that completely derailed my ice cream dreams (at least for that day).

There was one simple step that I completely overlooked: I forgot to put the ice cream bowl in the freezer ahead of time.

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