JULY 4TH RECIPES: Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cones & More Desserts

[1] An Independence Day ice cream cone (photo courtesy Baldor Specialty Foods). [2] You can make ice cream with holiday sprinkles, or soften regular vanilla and stir them in (photo © OddFellows Ice Cream | NYC).   Here’s an easy and fun red-white-and-blue dessert or snack for the July 4th holiday weekend made with: Vanilla…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Leave The Stove Or Grill Unattended

[1] Grease fires are a common reason for grill fires (photo courtesy Wikipedia | Common Domain). [2] It’s not just the stove top: Oven fires can develop even when you think your roast is safely cooking (photo courtesy Knox County, Tennessee Fire Prevention) [3] A Tundra aerosol spray is small, easily portable, and a must-have-on-hand…
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RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Berry & Banana Smoothie

This delicious, nutritious smoothie is from Kelly at SuperHealthyKids.com. “I love using frozen organic fruit,” says Kelly, “because it’s frozen at its peak freshness. It’s available year-round, is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season. And it’s great in smoothies!” The smoothie is made with three separate layers (photo #1),…
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RECIPE: Star-Shaped Watermelon Caprese Salad

[1] Before tomato season, substitute watermelon in your Caprese (photo and recipe courtesy Skinnytaste). [2] When tomatoes are their most delicious, try this “double tomato Caprese”: beefsteak and cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [3] Another way to enjoy Caprese: in an avocado boat (here’s the recipe from Souffle Bombay).   Red, white and…
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RECIPE: Spicy Thai Cabbage Salad & The History Of Cole Slaw

For holiday weekends or cookouts, most of us pick up cole slaw at the grocery store. This commercial slaw generally consists of cabbage, mayonnaise thinned with vinegar, and a few shreds of carrot for color. It may be tangy and crunchy, but it can be so much more flavorful. Here’s how to fix up store-bought…
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