Everything You Need for Memorial Day Weekend Activities

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Your Memorial Day Weekend barbecue bash just isn’t complete without these summer party essentials!   Memorial Day weekend is a great time for outdoor activities, events, and good food! If you’re this year’s host for the backyard bash, stock up on all the summer party essentials to make sure it goes off without a hitch.…

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Broccoli Slaw

Our simplest spring and summer recipe with the tastiest creamy dressing. This broccoli slaw is quick and easy to make!   INGREDIENTS: Makes about six cups of slaw 2 heads of broccoli 1/2 cup thinly sliced almonds, toasted 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped Buttermilk Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 cup buttermilk, well-shaken…

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Fast-Growing Trees for Privacy, Shade, and Color

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Spring is the perfect time to plant a tree! The soil isn’t too hot from the summer sun, so the roots won’t get shocked as they transition to their new home.   Trees are a pretty diverse group of plants—there are so many different varieties with fascinating shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. These diverse traits…

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Lemon Muffins

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Our 10-step lemon muffin recipe is as sweet as can be!   INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour  1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder  1/4 teaspoon baking soda  1 teaspoon coarse salt  1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling (optional)  2 large eggs, room temperature  1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest plus 1/4 cup lemon juice  1/4…

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Fresh Spring Vegetable Salad

A salad that goes way beyond the lettuce!   INGREDIENTS: 6 ounces radishes, sliced thinly crosswise 6 ounces cucumbers, cut into 1/4-inch dice 8 ounces asparagus 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced or pearl sized balls 3 stalks young garlic, white and light green parts only, finely minced 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more to taste…

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8 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Plant-Obsessed Moms

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A foolproof strategy for buying the best Mother’s Day gifts: do your shopping at the garden center!   Mother’s Day conveniently falls around the beginning of gardening season, so if you have a mom in your life who loves plants, there’s no shortage of options for Mother’s Day gifts! If you’re having trouble coming up…

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Fresh Strawberry Cake

Fresh Strawberry Cake

The only strawberry cake recipe you’ll ever need!   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups cake flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup butter (soft) ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 large egg (room temperature) ½ cup yogurt whole plain (room temperature) 3 tablespoons milk 2% or whole (room temperature) 1 teaspoon…

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Spring Pasta Salad

Spring Pasta Salad

Get a taste of spring in a bowl!   INGREDIENTS: 12 ounces bow tie or other short pasta  12 ounces sugar snap peas, halved  1/2 cup diagonally sliced asparagus  ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided  2 teaspoons finely chopped shallot (from 1 shallot)  2 teaspoons Dijon mustard  2 teaspoons honey  1 teaspoon lemon…

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