The Second Commandment of Summer Cooking

updated May 1, 2019
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Put away that tea kettle, and don’t even think about touching that hot cup of coffee. That dusty bottle of cheap wine someone gave you for your housewarming is about to get some use. Here’s the second commandment of summer cooking — drink up!

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The Second Commandment: Thou Shalt Turn Wine into Sangria

This summer it is your duty to turn a bottle of cheap wine into delicious sangria. With all the fruit available in the summer, you shouldn’t have a problem adding delicious things to your pitcher. I especially love this summer berry number, which has a bunch of different berries, brandy, and honey. It might just be the best way to cool off in the next few months.

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