The Real Deal: Tips on how to save and serve like a pro at your Independence Day gathering

The price of a summer cookout menu is up 20% due to high food costs. But as News 12's consumer reporter Janice Lieberman tells us in The Real Deal it is all in the presentation.

News 12 Staff

Jul 4, 2022, 10:36 AM

Updated 685 days ago

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The price of a summer cookout menu is up 20% due to high food costs. But as News 12's consumer reporter Janice Lieberman tells us in The Real Deal it is all in the presentation.
You could spend a lot of money getting platters of fruit, or fancy pre-made cocktails, or you could do it yourself!
Below are some fun hacks to make your entertaining easier and cheaper:
Make your own dessert truffle with pound cake, whipped cream and fruit.
For an ice cold frosé - open an ice pop, put it in your rosé and you've got yourself a restaurant cocktail!
It's time to grill! How do you know how full your propane tank is? Pour warm water on the side of the tank and feel it - the part that is cold is how much propane you have.
Don't waste money on premade fruit platters - slice up some watermelon and create your own.
If you have a story idea, question or tip, click here to reach out to Janice.


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