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Smart Choices for a 4th of July Picnic

Red, white and blue foods aren’t just patriotic, they confer health benefits. Plants get their colors from phytochemicals, which are health-promoting compounds. Red foods are filled with skin-protecting lycopene, some white foods have antibacterial allicin and blues are rich in circulation-enhancing anthocyanins. Here are some foods featuring these colors to celebrate the 4th in good [...]

Hump Day Snack: Firecracker Cakelettes

Happy Birthday, America! Have we got a surprise for you. This recipe for Firecracker Cakelettes has three layers of red, white and blue cake and a festive little pop inside. Adding sour cream to the batter will give this cake the density to hold its cylindrical shape, with white icing as glue in between layers. [...]

Thirsty Thursday: A Hawaiian Cocktail for the Fourth of July

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, [...]

Tips for Easy Entertaining from Chef Michelle Bernstein

Want to make sure your 4th of July bash goes off without a hitch? Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, who knows a thing or two about cooking for a crowd, has four tips to make entertaining easier. Michelle Bernstein’s Tips for Easy Entertaining: Make dishes that sit well. “I want to hang out, too,” she says. [...]

Sifted: Yellow Cake Pie, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and Patriotic Salad

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: Are you team cake or team pie? Filled with chocolate mousse and topped with whipped cream, Foodie Crush’s inventive yellow cake pie doesn’t make you decide. We love Grilled Cheese Social’s latest sandwich sensation: Broccoli, bacon, and ale cheddar cheese pressed between buttery focaccia. Make your pancakes extra special this [...]

Mascarpone-Stuffed Strawberries

A quick, no-cook, red-white-and-blue dessert to serve at your July 4th picnic.

Red-White-and-Blue Bruschetta

Celebrate the 4th of July with Red, White and Blue Bruschetta. We’ve got sweet and savory takes on this easy appetizer.

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