Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu June 25, 2015
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Make two batches of sherbet using colorful red and blue berries, and you have two colors of the American flag ready to scoop!

Enjoy independence from high-fat ice creams

When it comes to Fourth of July cookouts, I’ve always found that dessert is the course offering the best opportunity to prepare something patriotic. Yes, hot dogs and hamburgers are as all-American as you can get when it comes to main dishes. So are ribs, pulled pork and chicken slathered in barbecue sauce. Of course, so many ethnic favorites — from fajitas to teriyaki steaks to Mediterranean-seasoned fish kabobs — simply reflect the gr... READ MORE

Help Dad eat his (grilled) vegetables on Father’s Day By WOLFGANG PUCK

Few things in this world today are predictable. It’s still likely, though, that this coming Sunday, being Father’s Day, as well as the first day of summer, will find many dads manning (that’s an appropriate choice of words!) the backyard grill, or being hosted at the homes of grown children who have fired up the barbecue. And chances are that the dinner menu will feature red meat of some sort: ribs, steaks, burgers, hot dogs. It just se...