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Homemade Vanilla Cake

If you've been searching for the perfect, easy to make, but totally delicious homemade vanilla cake, this recipe is for you! It's light, fluffy and works great for any occasion!

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Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This quick, easy, fluffy, spreadable, pipeable, food-dye-able, not too sweet, but totally delicious vanilla buttercream frosting is a baker’s dream! This is your go-to buttercream frosting!

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: May Week 3

Eat what makes you happy! This week's meal plan tempts you with roast chicken, cashew cream pasta, Mexican lasagna, coconut shrimp soup, and sausage and peppers!

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The Friday Buzz: Purple Pens, a Breakfast Station, and the Royal Baby

Here's our weekly round-up of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! This week: purple pens, an adorable breakfast station, the royal baby, our reader's favorite chocolate chip cookie, and more.

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Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies

These soft, chewy cookies are for lemon lovers only! They're made with a triple punch of lemon: lemon juice, zest, and extract. Perfect for when you need a little bit of sunshine.

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Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Looking for some breakfast inspiration? Slow Cooker French Toast is always a home run! This make-ahead, overnight French Toast Casserole makes it easy to feed a crowd.

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Shrimp Cakes

These easy Shrimp Cakes are such a good weeknight meal. They're made with shrimp and sweet potatoes mixed with garlic and other spices. Serve with tartar sauce and coleslaw!

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6 Easy Vietnamese Recipes You Can Totally Make at Home

Curious about Vietnamese food? We've got 6 easy recipes you can totally make at home — you can even make them tonight. All the ingredients are easy to find. Promise!

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Salmon Avocado Poke Bowl

Hawaiian poke is a rice bowl topped with fresh fish and lots of fun toppings, like avocado! A super simple, light meal. Look for sushi-grade salmon when shopping.

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Dairy-Free Vegan Biscuits

How to make vegan, dairy-free biscuits that are just as tender and flavorful as the real thing? Coconut oil and almond milk! Try these, and you won't be disappointed.

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Shrimp Pasta Salad

Make this easy shrimp and pasta salad for your next picnic or potluck! It's made with tiny pink shrimp, pasta, a handful of veggies, and a simple lemon vinaigrette. Ready in 20 minutes.

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Easy Mango Lime Sorbet

Do you love mangoes as much as we love mangoes? Then this refreshing Easy Mango Lime Sorbet should be in your future. It's super easy to make - no ice cream maker needed!

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Ramp and Parsley Pesto

If you find ramps at your local farmer's market, make this ramp pesto! Ramps have a bright, garlicky flavor that is perfect for pesto. Toss it with pasta, spread on sandwiches, or swirl it into a spring soup.

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Grape and Walnut Side Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

This quick and easy mixed green salad with grapes, walnuts, and blue cheese dressing is a flavor explosion without any fuss. Mix and match colors and textures for a salad that looks as good as it tastes!

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Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Ditch the bottled dressing and make bold, creamy blue cheese dressing at home in mere minutes! You probably have everything you need already in your fridge!

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Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese! It's a Southern staple: a spreadable dip for celery, sandwiches, crackers. We make ours with pimentos, cheddar and jack cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese. Dig in!

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Chicken Piccata Pasta

Chicken piccata gets the full pasta treatment! Cook the penne, make a quick butter sauce, and assemble it all together. This easy lemony chicken dish will wow your kids!

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Curry-Scented Grilled Beef Lettuce Wraps

Served on a bed of thin rice noodles and wrapped in lettuce, these curried beef patties make for a bright, flavorful meal that's easy to make and fun to eat.

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Creamy Dijon Mustard Chicken

This chicken with creamy dijon mustard sauce is an easy and fast weeknight meal. The chicken cutlets and sauce are all cooked in the same skillet, making clean-up a breeze.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: May Week 1

This week's meal plan is all about using pantry staples to make pizza pockets, spicy jerk chicken, juicy Greek meatballs, and pasta!

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Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches is a moist and subtly sweet cake made with sponge cake and three different kinds of milk. It's easy to make (only 30 minutes of active time!) and it gets even better after a day in the fridge.

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Greek Meatballs

These Greek meatballs are great for a party appetizer! They're made with lamb and a handful of seasonings (orange zest! mint! garlic!), and rolled into perfect little bites. Eat with toothpicks and serve some yogurt dipping sauce on the side.

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The Friday Buzz: Inaugural Edition

Introducing the all new Friday Buzz! Every week, the Simply Recipes team will share some of the fun things that made us happy this week. This week: gochujang, The Lemonheads on repeat, a cozy blanket, and more!

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Avocado Tuna Salad

Upgrade your lunch! This Avocado Tuna Salad uses creamy avocado instead of mayo for a fresh and easy twist on the classic. Red onion and celery add some crunch, while lemon juice gives it some zing.

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Stovetop Double-Stack Cheeseburgers

Want a great burger cooked on the stovetop? These double-stacked cheeseburgers are what your cravings desire: thin, tender patties, melty cheese, and a generous amount of secret sauce. Don't forget a napkin!

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Lamb Curry

Craving lamb curry? Make this recipe on the stovetop, in the slow cooker, or in the pressure cooker. Whatever you choose, slow cooking is the key to tender lamb in this dish. Make a pot of rice and dinner is served.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: April Week 3

Weeknight dinner rush gotcha down? Tired of same ol' same ol'? Never fear! April's Week 3 Meal Plan is here! Loaded nachos, meatballs or chickpea curry, anyone?

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Carrot Cake

This Carrot Cake with pineapple and coconut is a family favorite, made every year for all sorts of celebrations from birthdays to Easter! Originally from the Silver Palate cookbook, we've made several changes to make it easier and tastier.

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Simple Soft Sugar Cookies

Simple Soft Sugar Cookies! Soft and chewy, just like when we were kids. Serve them plain, with frosting, or sprinkled with colored sugars. They're ready for a birthday party, potluck, or bake sale!

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Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans, and scientists believe the advent of cooking played an important role in human evolution. Most anthropologists believe that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago.

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19 May 2019