A Star-Spangled Celebration!

A Star of a Salad
Cherry Salsa With Star Crisps
Star Crisps
Mixed Green Salad With Northwest Cherries, Almonds & Goat Cheese
Red, White and Blue Bark
America’s Star Cupcake
Black Forest Brownie With Frozen Cherry Cream

(Family Features) – Celebrate the Fourth! Dine outdoors and serve a fabulous make-ahead menu.

Star-Studded Starter

Start with a sassy salsa of in-season sweet, plump Northwest cherries paired with peppers, onion and cilantro! Serve cracker-like crisps – cut from pita breads using star-shaped cookie cutters – for dipping.

Salads Make the Meal

Toss orzo, chicken and sweet cherries with red wine vinaigrette and pack into a star-shaped pan. Chill and then turn out onto a platter for serving. Add a simple mixed green salad topped with glazed almonds, creamy goat cheese and fresh, antioxidant-rich cherries.

Dazzling Dessert Trio

Swirls of red, white and blue candy bark, a giant cupcake adorned with stars and stripes, and luscious frozen cherry cream atop a brownie shell create a perfect patriotic finish to enjoy with the fireworks finale.

Visit www.nwcherries.com for cherry recipes and information about storage, purchasing, nutrition and health.

Check www.wilton.com for more celebration ideas and recipes, plus bakeware, books and decorating supplies.

A Star of a Salad


1 box (16 ounces) orzo
3 cups diced cooked chicken breast or turkey breast
1 1/2 cups diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons honey

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