TODAY | July 03, 2013
>> and we are back with martha on today. this morning last minute ideas for 4th of july . they are endorsed by martha .
>> of course all inside the pages of martha stewart living . happy early 4th to you.
>> same to you guys. what are you doing? are you going to celebrate.
>> i'll be here.
>> holding down the fort.
>> you'll be celebrating.
>> this is for savannah, this is for willie.
>> these are just paper cups you can embellish. get the kids to do it so everyone has a paper cup . they're very festive. this is another great idea for the drink bucket. they're balloons filled with water and you freeze them. they are a little melted but they're so cute.
>> then you don't get the watery ice tub that you end up with.
>> they're cute and once they thaw you put them back in the freezer and they freeze again.
>> they are renewsable. this say delicious punch made out of white cranberry juice . you can mix it with lemon or orange or pineapple. any of the fresh juices you like. it's very tasty and good.
>> is it okay to use store bought juice as well.
>> of course. unsweetened because the cranberry juice is sweet but garnish this with slices of orange or lemon. blueberries are delicious and use these in the paper cup . look, this is mango cut into little star with the cookie cutter. honey dew melon and all pretty, all healthy and this is a red zinger tea. embellish it with the same fruit.
>> i love it.
>> very healthy. very nice. if you want to embellish your own cup.
>> we have all of these nice tapes. all of these nice stickers.
>> that's cute. you just make a little craft station.
>> whatever you like and willie, that's your cup.
>> you can get the kids on this. go decorate your cup.
>> i would not say this is an adult craft, necessarily.
>> maybe for savannah.
>> savannah loves doing these kinds of things.
>> i really do.
>> so you can put the pretty tapes -- all of these are available at the craft stores or at the stationery stores . everything you do is cute. food is important for 4th of july , you need hamburgers, probably, tuna burgers. i'm going to be doing tuna burgers and pies. fresh berries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries.
>> and you like doing those.
>> and here's your pastry so you can just roll this out. use a piece of plastic wrap . this is a cream cheese sour cream dough.
>> you're putting the plastic out.
>> yeah, you don't have to use a lot of flower. get this rolled out into a nice even rectangle and then pale back the plastic and you can start filling your pie.
>> i'm taking artistic liberty with the shape of mine. do you mind?
>> no, that's fine.
>> put a little egg wash all the way around the edge, like this.
>> over the edge .
>> yeah, you can do cut it into two squares or leave it this way. a little bit of flower. oh and the berries, use sugar, flower or cornstarch to thicken. and just a pinch of salt. i like a pinch of salt in things.
>> brings out the flavor doesn't it?
>> it's good.
>> i don't have a spoon.
>> here's one.
>> stir it up.
>> that's for the top. just these three.
>> yeah, that's that.
>> then use your fruit like this right here.
>> did you put flour on this? you did?
>> just a tiny bit.
>> and mine is mostly blackberries. i want raspberries.
>> you bake this at 375 degrees. turn your oven on before, you know, when you start making these so it's preheated and just fold over your pastry. it's a little sticky out here, i'm sorry. but this humidity.
>> i know.
>> you guys aren't talking about the weather, are we living in panama or new york? i think we're not living in new york any longer.
>> all right. 30 seconds.
>> what are we drinking --
>> oh, isn't it pretty? and the table -- this is just electrical tape taped on the table and it's removable.
>> this is so cute.
>> that's where you can put your american flags . all of these are martha celebrations. these are our new products.
>> happy 4th of july martha .
>> thank you.
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