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Red, White, and Blue Stars

Ingredients
  • 5 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for surface
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 3/4 cup blueberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons sanding sugar
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Honeydew Agua Fresca

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White Bean and Tomato Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds dried French navy or great Northern beans
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 medium leeks, white and pale-green parts only
  • 1 small fennel bulb
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 bunch fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, (4 lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tomatoes, (1 3/4 pounds), each cut into 8 wedges
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Barbecued Chicken and Ribs

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Grilled Leg of Lamb Rubbed with Herbes de Provence

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Mini Lobster Rolls

Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked lobster meat (from 4 boiled 1-pound lobsters), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) salted butter
  • 8 top-split hot dog buns (1 package), halved crosswise
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Ice Cream Brownie Bars

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Porterhouse with Jalapeno Butter

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Berry Spritzer

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Basil-Citrus Cooler

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