JULY 4TH GIFT: Red, White & Blue Macarons

If you need a snazzy July 4th gift, these red, white and blue macarons are sure to impress. From one of our favorite chocolatiers, Richart, they are made with the finest ingredients, including Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar. A gift box of 12 macarons is $18.00; a large box of 25 macarons is $37.00. Buy them…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Star-Shaped Ice

Make star-spangled drinks with star-shaped ice. Photo courtesy Promo-Wholesale.com.   It’s the little touches that make guests smile. Like star-shaped ice in their July 4th drinks. Make each soft drink or cocktail more special with star-shaped ice, made in a silicon mold. No time to find ice cube trays? Head to the market for carambola,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: July 4th Menu Ideas

There’s plenty of time to create a star-spangled menu for July 4th. Here are recipes for foods and drinks: BREAKFAST Yogurt Parfait: Start the day with plain or vanilla yogurt, or cottage cheese, topped with raspberries and blueberries.   LUNCH & DINNER Patriotic Cheeseburger: Cut cheese slices into star shapes and tint the pickles blue.…
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JULY 4th: Bipartisan Truffle Party Favors

Party line party favors for July 4th. Photo courtesy Choclatique.   If your crowd spends a preponderance of time discussing politics, serve some of these clever chocolates for July 4th. Made by the creative L.A. chocolatier Choclatique, white chocolate shells are filled with chocolate ganache and topped with colored white chocolate donkey and elephant medallions…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Patriotic Cheeseburger Recipe

Millions of burgers will be grilled July 4th. But we eat burgers every day. How can you make them special for your July 4th celebration? Use a large star cookie cutter to create an Independence Day cheeseburger. Using white Cheddar or other white cheese, cut out the stars. Place them on waxed paper for easier…
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