RECIPE: July 4th Blondies

Before taking off for the holiday weekend, we share this delicious recipe for red, white and blue blondies from King Arthur Flour. Well, they’re sort of red white and blue, if you count the beige blondie as the white color. Otherwise, we have an addition to suggest: White chocolate chips Mini marshmallows     RECIPE:…
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RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Frozen Drink Cocktail

[1] It’s red, white, blue and crunchy, for lovers of crushed ice drinks (photo © Due West | NYC). [2] Due West used this rum in the drink. It’s 126 proof! We stuck with the 80 proof (photo © Worthy Park Estate).   When Due West, a popular gastropub in the West Village neighborhood of…
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JULY 4th: Pousse-Café, A Layered Drink

[1] A pousse cafe for July 4th. The recipe is below (photo © Molecular Recipes). [2] Use Campari for the red layer (photo © Campari Group). [3] Coconut rum provides the white layer (photo © Pernod Ricard). [3] Get great blue color from blue Curaçao (photo © De Kuyper).   For July 4th food fun,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Blue Tea

Today’s tip comes via one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea. It’s blue tea, an herbal tea from Thailand that made its way here a few years ago. It still remains largely under the radar, except at artisan tea shops that blend their own teas. Butterfly pea flower tea is made by steeping…
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JULY 4TH: Easy Trifle Dessert Recipe

Want a super-easy dessert for July 4th weekend? This trifle combines sweetened, beaten cream cheese with fresh berries. There’s no cooking: Just add sugar and vanilla to the cream cheese, and layer it with the berries. It’s like an unbaked cheesecake, a nice change from the classic British custard-and-pound-cake trifle. Thanks to Taste of Home…
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