TIP OF THE DAY: Red, White & Blue Soft Drinks & Cocktails

Drink red, white and blue for July 4th. Photo courtesy Herradura Tequila.   You can turn any clear drink into a July 4th cocktail or mocktail, as Herradura Tequila has done with its “Red, White & Blueberries” Cocktail. Just start with a clear spirit or mixer, layer on other flavors (clear liqueurs, coconut water, etc.)…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Protein Bakery, Delicious Bites With Extra Protein

“Fitness is my business, baking is my passion,” says Stephen Charles Lincoln, a fitness instructor who enjoys a good brownie and cookie. Way back in 1999, he created the Protein Bakery to bake goodies amped up with whey protein, undetectable to the palate. We only heard about it recently, but we’re thrilled with the result:…
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FOOD FUN: Grow Vegetables Into Hearts & Stars

It’s too late to grow vegetables in star shapes for this July 4th, but you can plan ahead for next year. While you’re at it, plan to grow and freeze some heart-shaped slices for Valentine’s Day or anniversaries. If only we had a small plot of land, we’d grow cucumbers and tomatoes just so we…
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RECIPE: Red, White & Blueberry Layer Cake

As a follow-up to the lovely red, white and blueberry shortcake, here’s another stunner. The “ooh” factor comes from the number of layers: five. You can top it with whatever fresh fruit is in season, but for July 4th, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are appropriately festive. Chef Sarah of the Los Gatos, California Sur La…
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