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Anne’s Food: This year, instead of seasonal ales or mulled ciders, I’d like to score some Swedish glögg for the holiday season. —Amy

Joe Pastry: Making basteeya (see photo at left), with its sweet, crunchy, savory, and spicy flavors and textures, seems easy with this step-by-step guide. —Amy

The Kitchen Illiterate: Preparation for a three-day juice cleanse: Eat a minty melon salad and say goodbye to caffeine, sugar, meat, and dairy. Good luck, Laura! —Amy

Joy the Baker: Milk shakes usually require a ton of ice cream to make them thick and creamy, so this lemon meringue pie milk shake, which uses milk and lemon sorbet instead, sounds light and refreshing. —Christine

sfist: Remember those Kinder Surprise chocolates (a.k.a. Kinder Eggs) you coveted as a kid? Check out Kinder Happy Hippos—there’s even a commercial featuring an Aretha Franklin-singing hippo. —Christine

Saveur.com: Sign me up for a BYOB BLT party. I’ll gladly bring my own bread and bacon in exchange for late-summer tomatoes, homemade mayo, and fun condiments. —Christine

Image source: Joe Pastry

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