15 Patterned Glasses to Perk up Your Dinner Table — Shopping Guide

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We’re always in favor of adding a pop of color to your dinner table, and there’s no easier way than adding in patterned glassware. You might shy away from patterns for everyday glassware, but for juice glasses, highball glasses, or even rocks tumblers, we say bring on the polka dots, stripes, chevrons, and more.

Here are the top 15 patterned glasses we’d love to add to our kitchen collection.


Recipe: Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Chops — Freezer-Friendly Recipes from The Kitchn

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Slow cooker meals are a godsend for folks who want to eat at home but don’t actually get home until the witching hour, feeling crazy hungry. If you’ve done your prep work in advance and have the trusty slow cooker working for you, you can return home to a fantastic meal.

These seasoned pork chops fit the bill perfectly with their sweet and savory cranberry riff.


the ‘i want chocolate cake’ cake

the 'i want chocolate cake' cake

About six weeks ago, around 9 p.m. on a day I had consumed mostly air and maybe a slice of toast because I couldn’t for the life of me imagine how food had ever tasted good, without any warning, I wanted a slice of chocolate cake with swirls of chocolate frosting and probably some sprinkles and the sprinkles, so help them, better be rainbow. Except the word “wanted” doesn’t accurately describe the craving; it was suddenly everything. I needed a piece of chocolate cake so badly that I began to regret every cupcake shop I’d ever walked past and not gone in during the height of the mid-aughts cupcake craze. I regretted not licking every beater of chocolate buttercream that had ever crossed my path when I worked at a bakery in high school. And I regretted that when I asked my husband why we didn’t have any chocolate cake, he said “because you haven’t made any?” He was correct — I’d made them dinner, instead — and the great unraveling of all that had once been right and good but failed to lead me to chocolate cake continued.

what you'll need plus some buttermilk
sift the dry ingredients if your cocoa is lumpy

I recently warned (threatened?) that I might have to exclusively dedicate this space for a while to a few currently acceptable categories, those that involve butter, bread, peanut butter or chocolate. And while I’m happy to tell you that my interest in most foods (except for chicken, sweet potatoes and soup, they know what they did) has returned, my devotion to these categories hasn’t waned in the slightest. So, here is the promised Oh My God, Is That Chocolate Cake? Give It To Me Right Now Cake. Or The Nothing Is Ever Going To Be Okay Again If I Don’t Have Chocolate Cake Cake. Or The I Want Chocolate Cake Cake. Really, I tried to come up with a less cumbersome title, but “chocolate cake with chocolate frosting” doesn’t connote the central urgency here.

thick batter, spread it flat

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