TIP OF THE DAY: Lady Liberty Lemonade, Sangria Or Cocktail

Here’s a very quick, yet very high-impact, trio of drinks for July 4th weekend. One has no alcohol, one is lightly alcoholic and one is full-cocktail. Call them Lady Liberty Lemonade or Lady Liberty Sangria; or add gin, tequila or vodka for a Lady Liberty Cocktail. Even if you have time for nothing else, you…
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RECIPE: No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stars

A patriotic dessert doesn’t have to be red, white and blue. And a cookie doesn’t have to be baked. This recipe from McCormick makes chocolate chip cookie dough stars. Since there’s no oven and no knives, you can delegate the task to a fledgling cook. Prep time is 20 minutes. RECIPE: CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Patriotic Ice Pops

[1] Patriotic ice pops for July 4th (photo courtesy Zulka minimally processed sugars). [2] If you’re buying new molds, we prefer “groovy” ones like this style, from Tovolo. The pop is bluebery-yogurt; hence, a lighter color than the pure, puréed berries in photo #1. [3] No molds? Use a loaf plan and slice the pops!…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The History Of Independence Day (& What They Ate)

THE HISTORY OF INDEPENDENCE DAY A federal holiday, Independence Day—also known as July 4th or the Fourth of July—commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress, which met in Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia. The legal separation of the Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, the day that the…
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JULY 4TH GIFT: Red, White & Blue Macarons

If you need a snazzy July 4th gift, these red, white and blue macarons are sure to impress. From one of our favorite chocolatiers, Richart, they are made with the finest ingredients, including Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar. A gift box of 12 macarons is $18.00; a large box of 25 macarons is $37.00. Buy them…
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