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Thirsty Thursday: Mint Julep Snow Cones

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, […]

Sifted: Watermelon Cake, Blackberry Ice Cream Floats + More

Hot Links We’re Loving: • Always yearned to say “I carried a watermelon” at a party? This 4th of July, make it a reality with Style Sweet CA’s watermelon cake, complete with a red velvet interior and black sprinkle “seeds.” • Forget root beer in your ice cream floats. The Sugar Hit gives this fizzy classic […]

Red, White and Blue July 4th Berry Cake

The ultimate July 4th meal is eaten outside. It doesn’t matter where — sitting on your front porch, on a picnic blanket in the park, on a city roof, beachside — so long as you’re enjoying a warm summer night under the stars (and, if you’re lucky, watching fireworks). There is just something about the […]

Health Benefits of Red, White and Blue Foods

It’s that time of the year when recipes show up that are patriotically red, white and blue — like this Red, White and Blue Smoothie, which you should definitely make. Showing your stripes in the colors you eat is also good for your health (I’m talking about plant-based foods here — not red, white and […]

Happy 4th of July

Sifted: Last Minute 4th of July Inspiration

Firecracker Popsicles by Becca Bakes 5 Hot Links We’re Loving Becca Bake’s firecracker popsicles call for fresh berries and vanilla frozen yogurt, so you can enjoy the festive treat without feeling guilty. Avoid the mess and stress of slicing pie in front of guests. Serve Pixels and Crumbs’ strawberry hand pies instead. Burgers are key […]

Perfect 4th of July Desserts

O say can you see by the dawn’s early light how incredible these desserts look? If only we could declare independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain every week so there would always be a great excuse to make them.  Red, White and Blue Velvet Cake (pictured above) It’s hard to decide which is more […]

July 4th Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

While drops of food coloring will enhance the layers of this patriotic July 4th cheesecake, its stripes are tinted naturally with seasonal flavors: red raspberry, white vanilla bean and blue blueberry. The fresh blueberry topping is held together with just enough gelatin to give it a gorgeous, glossy look and to make it easy to […]

Happy 4th of July!

Last-Minute 4th of July Recipes Jalapeno-Mango Salsa Basic Salsa Fresca New Macaroni Salad Potato, Tomato, Corn and Basil Salad Sugar Cookie Crust Fruit Pizza Grilled Banana S’mores Tequila Sangria Wild Berry Mojito

Better Burgers for Your July 4th Party

When it comes to grilling, Burger is King. It always seems that when people gather, stomachs and minds in grilling mode, they can’t help but salivate over that delicious patty they’re about to layer on a bun with their favorite toppings, slather in sauces and sink their teeth into. These days, though, everyone seems to […]

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