The weekend is our time for trying new cocktail recipes, and this weekend it’s watermelon cocktails for National Watermelon Month (National Watermelon Day is coming up on August 3rd). A glass of watermelon juice is one of our favorite summer refreshers. You can add a squeeze of lime and a splash of something white and […]

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[1] Lobster Mac & Cheese on the half shell (photo © Goldbelly). [2] Lobster Mac & Cheese in ramekins (photos #2 and #3 © Bloomingdale’s). [3] Lobster Mac & Cheese in your own casserole dish. [4] Gnocchi Mac & Cheese. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). [6] Two-Pasta Mac & Cheese. Here, it’s elbows and […]

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It’s July 14th, the day to toast to Bastille Day (“le quatorze juillet” in French). The holiday is officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). Here’s the history of Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. It was a rallying point in the French Revolution. How […]

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[1] Loaded bacon cheese fries are easy to make (both photos © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] A Greek salad with Greek-seasoned fries (oregano, thyme, garlic). Here’s the recipe. [3] Grown In Idaho frozen crinkle-cut fries (photo © Coltrane’s).   July 13th, National French Fry Day: The very name suggests that, no matter how hard you’ve […]

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We’re getting ready for National Hot Dog Day, July 20th this year (it’s the third Wednesday in July). We’re serving some creative hot dog toppings—no mustard, ketchup, relish, and sauerkraut this year. You can set up a DIY hot dog bar with the toppings below, and let guests create their “signature” hot dogs. Mustard and […]

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[1] An elegant ice cream cone (photo © Claudio Hegedus | Wesual | Unsplash). [2] July is National Blueberry Month, and July 8th is National Blueberry Day. Here’s the recipe for blueberry ice cream (photo © Driscoll’s). [3] A caramel ice cream sundae (photo © National Honey Board).   July is National Ice Cream Month, […]

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[1] This attractive dessert is made from cut-up fudge pops (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Gourmet ice pops (paletas) from La Newyorkina (photo © Goldbelly).   It’s National Ice Cream Month, and our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog thought up this creative and oh-so-easy approach to ice cream desserts. She cuts […]

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[1] This “July 4th” wine cooler takes the extra step of cutting apple slices into stars. You can serve the same recipe all summer long with regular apple slices (photo © Daniele Aquino | Real Food Mostly Plants). [2] Find a good, affordable Chardonnay (photo © Boggle Winery). [3] Can’t find rambutan? Substitute lychee (photo […]

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