Mixed Berry Pretzel Salad: Recipe & Video

Some party foods are just too good to only be served at friends’ summer social affairs. In the Northeast, a strawberry pretzel salad shows up nearly at every party once the weather gets warm. It’s total disappointment to attend a block party or picnic and not see the fruity, layered dish on the table. But why should we wait to have this delicious sweet and salty dessert? If you never had this summer staple, you’re in for a sweet textural surprise. The crunchy pretzels along with the creamy filling, cool Jell-O and crisp fruit are highly craveable, and making it at home means you can customize with fruit of your choice. Use local berries if you can, and pack it full of fruit — It may be called “salad,” but there’s nothing healthy about it unless you can squeeze in a few servings of fruit. Try any fruit, really. It can be made it with peaches and…

Starbucks “Pink Drink” Goes Public for Summer 2017

If you’ve never heard of the Starbucks “Pink Drink,” then you must not be female. Last summer, the picture perfect pink drink was the envy of every girly Instagram feed on the globe. It was beautiful, icy, mysterious and could only be ordered off of the company’s “secret menu.” Starbucks announced this week that the Pink Drink has now officially joined the  year-round menu. The legitimate recipe will replace water with coconut milk in a strawberry acai Starbucks Refresher drink with accents of passion fruit and will be topped with a scoop of strawberries. “We’re thrilled that the beloved Pink Drink is joining the Starbucks menu, just in time for the warmer spring months,” said Vivienne Long, Starbucks vice president, U.S. Retail Beverages said in a statement. “This delicious and refreshing drink is a celebration of our customers’ and baristas’ creativity and is just one of the 170,000 ways we craft beverages to…