Patriotic Lobster Dish

Lobster Meal

Lobster Meal

Ed note. Nothing says summer to me more than wild lobster! Maybe it’s fond memories of family trips to Maine and enjoying a lobster roll or two.

In any case, getting together with loved ones is the best part of any Fourth of July celebration. That’s why I think Anna’s dish described below combines the best of the holiday: timeless memories and a great meal to enjoy with friends and family!

This year, I am taking my Independence Day celebration up a notch. Instead of the standard barbecue and beer event I usually host or attend, I was inspired to make a meal full of red, white, and blue!

My guests are sure to enjoy this new color-themed cuisine. To include foods of each of our country’s patriotic colors, I created this combination of taste and excitement:… 

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Make Your Own Edible Bouquet for Mom!

Edible Bouquet

Fruit Bouquet

“Eat your fruits and vegetables.”  Growing up, I think everyone has heard his or her mother utter those words.

So for Mother’s Day, instead of flowers, wouldn’t it be fun to make a fruit or vegetable bouquet for Mom?

So roll up your sleeves, grab Mom’s favorite fruits, and get some helpers to put together these beautiful and delicious bouquets!

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Dress Up Your Plate!

Orange Garnish

An Orange Garnish will brighten up anyone's day!

Ed. note: Growing up, my grandmother would make weeknight dinner meals so much more fun by making shapes out of vegetables. As a kid, her fried rice seemed so much tastier with carrot flowers.  So when our Marketing team member Anna decided to write this how-to on pretty, edible garnishes, it brought back such fond memories. Enjoy!

Whether throwing a House Party or entertaining guests, take presentation up to the next level with decorative garnishes on each dish.

Below are three garnish ideas that are simple, yet really add a wow factor to the plate.  And they’re all made from food!… 

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Bringing New Life to Everyday Food Containers

Re-purposed jars

Re-purposed jars

I love to craft so I thought it would be fun to re-purpose everyday items and food containers into new and colorful products.

Not only are these ideas a great way to celebrate Earth Day, but they’re also easy to do with kids and chances are, you already have the materials at home.

Take a look at my crafts below – you’ll never look at a jar, box, or egg carton the same way again!… 

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