How to Set Up a Patriotic Produce Platter

The kid in you is about to have a field day because we’re giving you an excuse to play with your food. If you’re planning a backyard BBQ, Fourth of July picnic, or just need a patriotic dish to snack on this weekend, why not set it up in the shape of a flag? You’ll be so inspired that you won’t even ask your friends to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance when they start snacking.

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A New Way to Ice Cube

It’s hot and you deserve a cold drink. The problem? Plain ice cubes are so 2014. This year it’s all about the fruit cubes. (Remember our watermelon ice recipe? Life changing.) These berry wonderful cubes can be made with your favorite fruit, but we thought it would be a crime not to make them red, white, and blue just in time for The Fourth.

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Red, White, and Pizza

If you didn’t think pizza could be your next go-to food for your Fourth of July BBQ, think again. This version has everything that makes pizza great—an entire bag of cheese, golden crust, and bacon—and nothing that makes pizza awful (which is nothing). Even better: It looks like an American Flag. God bless America, indeed.

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Strawberry Shortcake Shortcut: Make Individual 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 grill, and easy enough for the kids to make.

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FreshDirect Summer Solution: 6 Easy Ways to Shop for Your Summer Share

Shopping for 12 and splitting the bill?  Feeding a share house can be rough. Just one evening’s meal can require a day’s worth of errands – picking up the seafood, picking out produce, and lugging cases of beer – meaning you miss precious poolside time. And then there’s the dreaded splitting of the tab, which usually requires you to have a math degree to figure out.

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Summer Squash Blossoms

Squash blossoms are the quintessential summer dish in my house because my mom used to make them in August, when they first appeared in the markets. So I thought it would be a great idea to share our family’s favorite stuffed squash blossoms, and my own non traditional recipe, squash blossom pasta, while the season is just getting started.  …

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