How to Throw Your Own Lobster Party

Our annual  Lobster Party is back, and we’re inviting you to throw a bash that’s sure to end with your guests giving you a rapturous round of a-claws. Read more for tips and hints on how to throw an epic lobster bash, plus watch two music videos featuring our lobster mascot Pinchy.

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How to Eat Authentically Al Fresco

Never heard of al fresco dining? Translating to “in the open air,” an al fresco meal is like an upscale picnic outdoors with an array of delicious Italian snacks for sharing—and who doesn’t love an Italian picnic? Our Specialty Merchant Ken put together his favorite picks for eating al fresco. Read on for tips on hosting your own this summer!

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Black Cherry Smash Cocktail Recipe from Bai

It’s cherry season, and our friends at Bai shared a refreshing cocktail recipe that fuses their new Bai Bubbles Bolivia Black Cherry—which combines flavor of perfectly-picked black cherries, natural sweetness, and crisp carbonation—with fresh fruit. Perfect for a hot summer day. Read more for the delicious recipe.

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Build Your Own Mimosa Bar

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.

DIY Mimosas

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How to Build a Dessert Table at Home

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.

Dessert Table Baked Goods Bar

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Elegant Fruit Salads

Fruit Salad

Elegant Fruit Salads

With picnics, potluck dinners, and BBQs galore this summer, I usually bring a fruit salad.

Fruit salads are easy, healthy, and require no cooking at all (which is perfect when the weather outside is steamy!). You might think that a fruit salad is fairly plain, but when you mix fresh, seasonal fruit with complementary homemade dressings, they become an elegant dish.

I put together a couple of my favorite recipes below. Many of your favorite fruits will work in these recipes. The pièce de résistance is in the dressing….

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Do You Remember Your 10th Birthday?

Surprise Birthday cupcakes

10th Birthday cupcakes

When I turned 10 years old my parents threw me a birthday party and one of the games was pin the tail on the donkey. Remember that game? One of my friends spun another around insisting she was right on track to the donkey poster plastered on the door: “There! There! Pin it there!” she screeched. And so, my trusting friend pinned me on the shoulder with a paper tail and tape – I stood very still, looked at my mom in horror, and my troublemaker friend laughed. When my blindfolded friend removed her mask she was fuming mad.

Ten was a good year – what I’d give for those types of problems. A few minutes later we were off to some other game and later to giant slices of cake. I think Care Bears were the thing that year.

Well, as FreshDirect marks its ten year anniversary making deliveries I got to thinking about turning ten. I turned to my colleagues to see what they remember about their tenth birthdays. It seems ten is a definite milestone:…

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