There’s nothing better than an ice cold beverage at the end of a long, hot day. Round the evening out with a minty mojito, or get inspired to put a spin on the classic with these creative variations.
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Need your daily dose of caffeine on a hot summer morning? If there’s no iced coffee on hand, no problem. With a cocktail shaker and a few ingredients, it’s easy to whip up a frothy, evenly blended beverage that tastes like it came straight from the coffee shop.
Just a spoonful of simple syrup is all you need to sweeten your favorite lemonade or tea. Rather than reaching for the sugar bowl, which can leave sandy granules at the bottom of the glass, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of simple syrup for every teaspoon of sugar you’d normally use.
Sure, fresh fruit tastes great–especially in the summertime–but there’s no denying everything tastes just a bit sweeter with a little dip. Prep one of these delicious dips for your next picnic and serve with some freshly cut fruit or baked goods.
When hosting a party, you want everything to be fresh and crisp–especially the food. Follow these steps to ensure any veggies platters you prep ahead are ready for crunch time:
If you’ve ever tried to turn a kebab loaded with meat or veggies, you know how tricky it can be to prevent individual pieces from rotating.
Celebrate the stars and the stripes the sweetest way. These delicious (and beautiful!) desserts will help you round out your Fourth of July meal. All-Star Berry Tart from All You Old Glory Cherry-Blueberry Pie from Sunset Strawberry Shortcake from Real Simple Mini Summer Berry Pavlovas with Strawberry Sauce from The Kitchn Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler from Southern Living Still […]
Need to feed a bunch of hungry kids? Avoid a mess by starting to scoop before the party even begins.
In the mood for corn-on-the-cob?
When you’re at the grocery store, look for tightly-wrapped, bright green husks with plenty of silk coming out of the top. (Sticky strands indicate freshly-picked ears!) The husks should be moist, and the corn should feel firm and heavy for its size. If you can, take a peek to check that the kernels are plump, uniformly shaped, and closely spaced.