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Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake

It's an easy 4th of July cake, all decked out in red, white and blue – or for Canadian readers, if you're not into the Canadian Flag Cake with a maple leaf emblazoned in strawberries, then it's a Canada Day cake, all decked out in berry red and crisp white.But more than that, an icebox cake is an easy summer treat, so impressive sliced onto plates with twelve – yes, twelve! – layers and yet so simple to assemble. I've used chocolate graham crackers and raspberries but the variations are endless. This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes.
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I love the idea of stunning layers of birthday cake – but somehow time and calorie considerations take hold and for a minute, I ask, Where IS the closest bakery?And another thing. To many eyes, bakery cakes look so good, so professional, that my homemad…

Mint Julep Pork Chops with Sugar Snap Peas
Plus The Kentucky Derby & Iconic American Experiences

It's a mint julep in a skillet! The pork chops are quickly cooked in a skillet, then drizzled with a bourbon-mint sauce. So simple, so satisfying, so summery!And why now, when the Kentucky Derby is already a month past? Well, the Derby is such an experience, it's got me thinking about other "iconic American experiences". I've listed my ideas and would love to know yours, too, especially the ones from your own hometowns. Please do chime in! This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes.
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“I’ll Have Another.” We’ll hear this name all week. And I’m paying special attention. You see, with “another” win at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, this horse would become only the 12th Triple Crown winner in 137 years – and at cocktail parties from now on, I’d be able nonchalantly namedrop, “Yeah, …