Cooking a turkey is usually the biggest challenge for a Thanksgiving first-timer, so we recommend tackling it the day before Thanksgiving. Then, just set aside some time on the day of to reheat it. If you aren't up for cooking your own turkey, order a pre-cooked one from a local market, add fresh herbs and lemon slices and put it on your own serving platter. We won't tell your secret!
Citrusy-smelling orange mint tea is best when served cold. Brighten its flavor by adding fresh orange and/or lemon juice, and garnishes of sliced oranges and lemons. It’s a refreshing beverage for warm summer days.
Greet party guests with this beautiful, fruity cocktail, made with cognac, peach schnapps, simple syrup and crushed fresh peaches, lemon and orange. Served over crushed ice, the drink seems to sparkle. Garnish with a mint sprig and a peach slice.
Make fruity ice cubes for a summer treat that's tasty and refreshing. Simply fill an ice cube tray with water, then drop in raspberries and slices of lemon, lime and orange. Once frozen, the infused cubes are perfect for adding flavor and cooling down a glass of water or fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Want an instant party hit? Combine two of the world's most popular ingredients: bacon + cheese. Just mix 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 8 chopped, cooked bacon slices, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon. Form into balls and chill. Roll in chopped chives and more chopped bacon.
Add an extra layer of creativity and color to your floral arrangements by placing fruit wheels inside of decorative vessels. To do this, you’ll need two vessels slightly varying in width. Place the smaller vessel inside of the larger one; then fill the gap between them with 1/4-inch slices of oranges, limes and lemons. Then add water once they’re in place. The innermost vessel will be used to house your featured floral.
Bring a touch of citrus to your tabletop with an arrangement of fruit slices with vibrant flowers. Gather the following materials for this spring project: (4) limes, lemons or oranges per vessel, (1) 10-inch diameter round glass vessel, (1) 8-inch diameter round glass vessel, floral shears, floral wire, wire snips, paring knife, water, glass, cutting board, (2) bunches of bells of Ireland and (2) bunches of a coordinating green flowers.
Give classic cabbage slaw a sweet twist by swapping out some of the cabbage for thinly sliced apples. A mix of red and green apples cut into matchstick-size pieces creates a colorful dish. Add green and red cabbage, roasted pistachio nuts and shredded carrots to complete the pretty side salad. Use a traditional coleslaw dressing, or whisk together an apple cider vinaigrette. Remember to toss apple pieces with diluted lemon juice to prevent oxidation or browning.