JULY 4th: Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks & Snacks

July 4th is the one holiday where you can make everything (except meat) red, white and blue. Our collection of recipes follows, starting with a new one:     RECIPE: RED, WHITE & BLUE STRIPED (LAYERED) COCKTAIL Ingredients For 1 Drink 1½ parts vodka 1 part watermelon schnapps ½ part cranberry juice ½ part fresh…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Dang Snacks

We like Dang Foods Asian-American snacks so much, that they’ve become a snack of choice to serve to people who drop by for tea or a glass of wine. The line comprises creative combinations of Eastern and Western flavors and ingredients, all plant-based whole foods with nothing artificial. Founded by two Thai-American brothers, their original…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Zucchini Butter

Ready for zucchini season? This recipe, from Lucero Olive Oil, adds zucchini to a thicker pesto-like recipe, that’s used as a spread instead of a sauce. You can use it on crackers, crostini, grilled eggplant rounds, pizza dough and of course, toast. You can even add it to a savory oatmeal breakfast, mixed into the…
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RECIPE: Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Jam

[1] Brussels sprouts with bacon jam, as an appetizer or beer/wine snack (photo © Pampered Chef). [2] While large Brussels sprouts are tempting, smaller ones are more tender (photo © Sweetgreen).   With St. Patrick’s Day ten days ahead, we begin a series of festive recipes. This recipe from Pampered Chef is both fun and…
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