Inspiration for Your Spring Celebrations!

  • Strawberry Shortcake Shortcut: Make Individual Skewers
  • Build Your Own Mimosa Bar
  • Make a Simple Party Sandwich Spread
  • Mexican Fruit Cups

DIY Popsicles

yogurt blueberry chocolate popsicle

There's no doubt about it: It's officially popsicle season. And what better way to celebrate the warmer weather (and wow your friends) than with your very own homemade versions? With all of these pops just three ingredients or less, we guarantee they are super easy and satisfy every picky eater. (Except... it's popsicles! How could you be picky?) ...

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On-The-Go Salad Jars

salad jars

You probably already know that putting your salad in a mason jar is the thing to do. But what you may not know is just how easy and how portable these jars can be. Turns out that mason jars a hold the perfect serving size of salad, and the options are endless! Even better, they work for literally every occasion: office lunch, road trip, beach getaway, or park outing. Learn more about our three favorite combos after the cut. ...

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Make Your Own Smoothie Bowls

salad jars

We do things a little bit differently here at FreshDirect, and by differently we mean we drink gazpacho out of bottles and eat our smoothies in bowls. But if Instagram has taught us anything, it's that styling a smoothie bowl is actually way trendier than eating a smoothie. Too bad because our easy versions are too good not to eat. Learn how to create your very own smoothie bowls after the jump. ...

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3 Ways to Watermelon

watermelon ice

There's no summer fruit quite like the watermelon. It's crisp, it's refreshing, it's super hydrating, and it doesn't hurt that it tastes pretty darn good, too. But eating watermelon cubes is so summer 2014, which is why we decided to help you up your watermelon game with these awesome twists. Don't blame us if you end up making these new creations every week this summer. Get the goods after the jump. ...

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A Fun Take on Our New S’mores Kit

smore kit

We would never dare suggest that s'mores need changing. Hello! They combine three of our favorite things: sugary graham crackers, fluffy marshmallows, and melty chocolate. (Four if you count playing with fire.) But, you can take your s'mores to the next level. Literally. These surprising takes on the camp fire staple are seriously tasty pretty epic. Even better, our new kits make it easier than ever to make s'mores over fires, stove tops, and ...

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8 Fast and Delicious No-Cook Salads


While it's true that cooked components can take your salad to the next level, you don't always feel like sweating over a hot stove during the dog days of summer. And besides, the longer you're in the kitchen, the less time you're spending with the ones you love. Here are eight quick, simple, and most importantly, delicious salads that take just minutes to prepare. ...

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5 Ways to Use Pitaya Smoothie Packs

Pitaya Berry Smoothie 600

There's no doubt about it: Smoothies are having their moment. But we don't blame you if you're a little intimidated about experimenting with fruits and veggies to create your own base. Thankfully, our friends at PitayaPlus are here to help you out. Their raw dragon fruit smoothie packs are a little bit sweet, a little bit tart, but pretty subtle in taste, making it perfect as a base for a multitude of snacks and smoothies. Even better? It's on sal ...

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Strawberry Shortcake Shortcut: Make Individual Skewers

strawberry shortcake kebabs skewers

Strawberry Shortcake—great dessert or greatest dessert? If you're talking about this version, it's the latter. With just three ingredients, you can wow your friends and family with your impeccable taste and innovative presentation skills. No judgments from us if you double up on the cake and cream. Click through for instructions on how to make your own strawberry shortcake skewers—they're perfect for warm-weather celebrations and afternoons by the ...

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Build the Perfect Burger


Ignore the title of this blog: There is no such thing as the perfect burger, because in their own special way, all burgers are perfect. And even when they're not perfect, they're perfectly imperfect. But enough of this paradoxical preamble already, what follows are five of my fave burger picks. ...

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Cornmeal-Crusted Soft-Shell Crab Recipe

Cornmeal-crusted soft-shell crab

Soft-shell crabs are back in season! Here our Seafood Merchant, Michael Kanter, shares his cornmeal-crusted soft-shell crab recipe. And if that doesn't sound delicious enough already, Mike's paired it with his special spring vegetable slaw and ravishing ramp pesto. Is anybody else drooling over their keyboard? ...

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Spring Zing! Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich Recipe

Soft-shell crab sandwich

Some people are a little hesitant to try soft-shell crab because you can eat the whole thing (minus the lungs and eyes of course), but our Seafood Merchant, Michael Kanter, knows a thing or two about yummy crustaceans and the soft-shell crab is one of his favorites. And although they can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, Mike thinks the best way to enjoy them is in a sandwich with a little spicy mayo. ...

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Build Your Own Mimosa Bar

DIY Mimosas

If Bloody Marys are the brunch must-have of the decade, mimosas are its slightly classier counterpart. (I mean, who could resist those bubbles?) But don't stop at just OJ and champagne. There are literally dozens of sweet and savory combinations—yes, savory paired with a bit of bubbly works, too—to take your mimosa to the next level. ...

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Make a Simple Party Sandwich Spread

Sandwich Spread

If there's one thing we like about graduation parties (well, any party for that matter) is that there's a good chance there will be a full spread of sandwiches, dips, and probably a cold beer or two. And good thing, too, because there's nothing like a good 'ol sandwich to bring distant relatives and school chums together. And just think—the better the spread, the more $$ your grad might get. Double win! ...

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Mexican Fruit Cups

Fruit Cups

There's a reason why spicy and sweet go together like...spicy and sweet. "Ensalada de Frutas con Chile"—or fruit salad with chili—is the perfect combo of both. Better yet, you can sub in your favorite fruits and add a sprinkle of salt for an unexpected snack. It's flavorful, juicy, and the ideal pre-drink snack on Cinco de Mayo. It doesn't hurt that it's bright and cheery, too. ...

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The Ultimate Hangover Sandwich

Hangover Sandwich

Get a little too happy during last night's Cinco celebrations? We don't blame you. And if filling up on coconut water and aspirin isn't enough, we guarantee that this greasy, cheesy sammie can help cure even the gnarliest of Seis de Mayo hangovers. And if it doesn't, at least your taste buds will thank you. ...

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How to Build a Dessert Table at Home

Dessert Table Baked Goods Bar

Don't mind us, we'll just be in the corner ooing and aahing over this gorgeous dessert table. I mean, really, it's almost too pretty to eat. Almost. And while we think this pretty setup is great as a new Mother's Day classic (goodbye, boring breakfast in bed!), but can work for brunches, showers, and basically any time you want to entertain with a whole lot of the sweets. ...

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On-the-Go Snack Inspiration for Any Outdoor Activity


The weather is warm and the sun has come out to play—finally!—so it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s a romantic excursion for two or a day out for the whole family, check out our handy guide to make sure you’re never a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic. ...

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Recipe: Make a Bai Coconut Mocktail or Two


One satisfying sip on a coconut flavored mocktail can transport you straight to a tropical paradise where your days are spent relaxing in the sun and the biggest decision you have to make is whether you should take a dip in the pool or the ocean. There's no deadlines to meet, no meetings to take, no targets to hit. Our friends at Bai sent us a taste of this good life with these coconut mocktail recipes that are simply bursting with flavor to go co ...

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