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.

Salads

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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.

strawberry shortcake kebabs skewers

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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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Beer Cocktails

Beer Cocktails

Beer Cocktails

Have you ever been stuck deciding what to drink on a hot summer day? Struggling to choose from a classy cocktail or a refreshing brew? Recently, I decided I can have the best of both worlds, and tried my hand at the Beer Cocktail.

Despite featuring beer as the main ingredient, these cocktails pack an unexpected punch. They will cool, refresh, and impress you on those hot summer days. (The men in your life will love them too!)

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Cheers to the long weekend!

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The Tot & Tonic

Memorial Day welcomes us into the summer season with backyard barbeques, poolside parties, and get-togethers galore! Be prepared to welcome your guests with a couple of easy cocktails perfect for summer sipping.

We find our spirits in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at New York Distilling Company. The distillery produces two brilliant gins that will highlight your cocktail hour- Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin and Dorothy Parker American Gin. Different botanicals and alcoholic strengths separate these gins stylistically while they share an artisan spirit of New York City’s fascinating historical culture….

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Warm-Weather Cocktails Inspired by Vita Coco

With warm weather on my mind (I’m dreaming of my Caribbean vacation), I decided to start summer early by creating signature summer cocktails. These light and bright drinks, inspired by Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water, will transport you to a sunny and warm beach even in the coldest of seasons. Warning! Tiny drink umbrellas are not included.

Mango MimosaMango Mimosa: This is perfect for those summer brunches on the patio in the morning sun and is officially my new brunch go-to….

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