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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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Firecracker Hot Dogs

Skip the hot dog roll this year, in favor of these fun firecrackers (photos courtesy USA Pan).   Why stick a hot dog in a roll? These Hot Dog Firecrackers are an easy recipe to serve over 4th of July weekend, fun for all age. You don’t need a roll to hold the ketchup or…
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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: Turkey For July 4th & All Year ‘Round

[1] and [2] Roast turkey is a year-round treat, especially when all you have to do is put a frozen turkey in a bag in the oven (photos courtesy Jennie-O). [3] Sweet potato salad made summery with corn and tomatoes. Here’s the recipe from Averie Cooks.   June is National Turkey Lover’s Month. There are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mashed Potato Bar

[1] Who can resist a mashed potato bar (photo courtesy Betty Crocker)? [2] Use whatever dishes you have for the toppings. They don’t have to match (photo courtesy Hormel Foods).[3] If your guests can cope with glass, use your Margarita and Martini glasses (photo courtesy Hormel Foods). [4] Keep the potatoes warm in a slow…
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