[1] A Pineapple Mojito for National Mojito Day (photo © Cocina 214 | Winter Park, Florida). [2] Strawberry and Classic Mojitos (photo © Hard Rock Cafe). [3] For a Blackberry Mojito, just add 1/2 ounce of blackberry liqueur (photo © Driscoll’s). [4] Fresh pineapple makes a big difference. Use canned pineapple only as a last […]

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[1] Yukon Gold Potato Ice Cream (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Yukon Gold potatoes (photo © Bonnie Plants). [3] Yukon Gold potatoes (photo © Good Eggs).   July is National Ice Cream Month; so pull out the ice cream maker (or consider buying one). There’s nothing better than freshly-churned ice cream, before it goes […]

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We’re starting our July 4th lunch with something elegant: these crunchy crostini (photo #1). They go well with beer, wine, cocktails, iced tea, sparkling water, even lemonade. You start with a white bean spread on toasted bread (crostini); then top the slices with just about anything. Roasted tomatoes are delicious; but if you want to […]

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July 1st is National Creative Ice Cream Day. It’s also National Gingersnap Day. How about combining the two with an easy gingerbread or gingersnap ice cream? Just combine the ingredients below. For a super-Creative Ice Cream Day, use them all: Ginger & Gingersnap Caramel Swirl Toasted Pecan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!     RECIPE: GINGERBREAD/GINGERSNAP […]

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For dessert or snacking over July 4th weekend, it couldn’t be easier to make these frozen yogurt pops. You need only 4 ingredients—plus an ice pop mold or paper cups and sticks—to make these scrumptious frozen yogurt pops. We have them in the freezer all the time during the warm weather; each week, a different […]

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How easy is this for patriotic eating on July 4th (photo #1) For breakfast with yogurt or cottage cheese. For lunch with burrata, goat cheese or ricotta. For dessert with vanilla frozen yogurt. As a topping for white-iced cakes and cupcakes. With half-and-half or light cream.   Or make the recipe below. Thanks to Wisconsin […]

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A patriotic cheese ball: our national bird, the bald eagle (photo © Di Bruno Bros | Philadelphia).   O.K., we’re impressed! The cheese professionals at Di Bruno Bros in Philadelphia created this bald eagle cheese ball. Why not salute our national bird on July 4th? The garlic-herb cheese ball is great with beer and wine. […]

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[1] A summery tuna and chickpea salad tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, on mixed greens, with a side of garlic bread (both photos © Delallo). [2] Golden balsamic vinegar (more about it below). You can get it from DeLallo.   You can always count on a can of tuna for a protein-packed salad. But you can […]

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