Summer Entertaining Ideas with Justine Santaniello

With summer in full swing, everyone’s looking to have some fun in the sun! And entertaining at home can be just the ticket! From backyard barbeques to pool parties, a summertime get-together is the perfect way to create memories and celebrate with friends and family.

Justine Santaniello, Lifestyle and Trends expert, shares her ideas and tips for a successful summer party!

The best thing about summer entertaining is the overall easy-going vibe! When else can you get away with simple recipes and using paper products? You don’t need to be a chef to pull off the perfect summer shin dig. Here are some of Justine’s favorite tips, ideas and recipes to make it easy and delicious!

When you’re the host you want to do as much as you can to keep things smooth and simple the day of the party. Making grocery lists, shopping ahead and prepping what you can the day before are the small things that can make a big difference.

And it helps when you have the right tools, like the perfect refrigerator for entertaining!

LG 4 Door Refrigerator with Door-in-Door® and CustomChill™ Drawer

LG 4 Door Refrigerator with Door-in-Door® and CustomChill™ Drawer

LG’s 4 Door Refrigerator with Door-in-Door® and CustomChill™ Drawer offers 30 cubic feet of capacity, which is perfect for stocking up for the next summer barbecue or family party. From yogurt to juice boxes or water bottles, LG’s Door-in-Door® design keeps the family favorite snacks easily accessible. Simply push the button on the right-hand door to release the magnetic seal and access the refrigerator’s outer compartment. Because food can be accessed without opening the entire refrigerator, it reduces cold air loss by up to 47-percent* and helps keep food fresher longer. And thanks to the versatile CustomChill™ drawer, consumers have additional refrigerator and freezer space when they need it.

*Percent reduction in exchange rate of air between opening the Door-in-Door® compared to one French door for 10 seconds. Results based on testing of comparable LG model with same door-in-door design.

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When it comes to food, summer is all about light and easy…and Avocados from Mexico are the perfect choice!

Avocados from Mexico

Avocados from Mexico

Avocados from Mexico are available year round and can be found in your local grocery store in the produce aisle. Grown in the fertile orchard land in the state of Michoacán, near the Pacific Coast, Hass avocados from Mexico have a smooth and creamy taste and texture. Consumers are assured of getting consistent supplies of high quality Hass avocados from Mexico throughout the year. Avocados from Mexico have 50 calories and contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals per 3 slices (1 oz.) serving. They contribute the “good” fats to the diet, and are virtually the only fruit that has “good” monounsaturated fat. Avocados are versatile, and can bring a creamy, delicious flavor to many recipes.

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For a summer dessert, you want to serve something cool and refreshing. Ice cream is always a crowd favorite and July is Ice Cream Month!

Fun ‘N the Sun Banana Split and Summer in the City Cheesecake

Look for Dreyer’s or Edy’s Limited Edition Summer Flavors:

Fun ‘N the Sun Banana Split and Summer in the City Cheesecake

Giving fans another reason to smile, Dreyer’s and Edy’s Ice Cream is rolling out two NEW limited edition flavors for summer in both Grand and Slow Churned: Fun n’ the Sun Banana Split and Summer in the City Cheesecake. This summer Dreyer’s and Edy’s is also turning scoops into smiles with the return of the “A Reason to Smile” campaign partnership with Operation Smile. Fans can help the brand gift 500 life-changing surgeries to children with cleft lips and cleft palates through a partnership with Operation Smile by visiting the Dreyer’s or Edy’s Facebook page and engaging with a stamped “A Reason to Smile” post throughout summer.

Product is available nationwide at major supermarkets.

Priced at $5.99- $6.49 per 1.5 quart carton.

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Your party is sure to be a hit when you serve up a delicious summer cocktail!

GREY GOOSE Le Melon Vodka

GREY GOOSE Le Melon Vodka

Pictured above is the Grey Goose “Le Melon Mule”

GREY GOOSE Le Melon is a discerning combination of the World’s Best Tasting Vodka and the prized essence of ripe, juicy Cavaillon melons.

The introduction represents yet another passionate pursuit in GREY GOOSE maître de chai, Francois Thibault’s journey to achieve an extraordinary standard in the super premium flavored vodka category.

Every aspect of the creation of GREY GOOSE® is focused on crafting vodka of unmatched quality, beginning with the very best ingredients from France – soft winter wheat from the Picardy region and spring water from Gensac-La-Pallue, in the Cognac Arrondissement (Region) that is naturally filtered through limestone.

GREY GOOSE Le Melon is already available in stores and establishments throughout the country.

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* Content provided and sponsored by LG, Avocados from Mexico, Dreyer’s and Edy’s and Grey Goose.

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