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Easy Times, July 1, 2023

Fireworks over a lake.

Happy July!

I hope you’re enjoying a great summer. Here in the United States, we’re gearing up for Independence Day celebrations on July 4th and trying to stay cool. 

In today’s newsletter, you’ll find:

  • The most refreshing homemade lemonade recipe! 
  • Scotchies chocolate chip cookies (so good with cold lemonade)
  • 5 things you can do today to make tomorrow great
  • The best macaroni salad with bacon
  • 11 ways to use fresh mint
  • Care to join me in a rant about mega toilet paper rolls?

Here’s to a July filled with fun in the sun, good times with family and friends, and easy living!

Until next month,

Eliza Cross

Old Fashioned Lemonade

A glass of fresh, ice cold homemade lemonade garnished with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs.

Homemade Lemonade is a hundred times better than store bought! A tiny pinch of a secret ingredient makes the flavor even better.

You’ll love the refreshing flavor of this old fashioned drink, and it’s perfect for rehydrating on a hot summer day.

Scotchies Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Close up of baked oatmeal cookies with butterscotch and chocolate chips.

These chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies feature both butterscotch and chocolate chips for a tasty treat you’ll love!

5 Ways to Make Tomorrow a Great Day

A woman on a couch smiling and holding a cute dog.

What if taking a few simple steps today could help you enjoy a really, really good day tomorrow?

Check out our tips in 5 Ways to Make Tomorrow Better.”

Macaroni Salad with Bacon

bacon macaroni salad in a large white bowl.

Perfect for your July 4th parties and picnics, this yummy Macaroni Salad with Bacon recipe features tender pasta, crispy bacon, fresh veggies and cheese with a semi-homemade ranch Balsamic dressing.

11 Things To Do With Fresh Mint

Fresh mint plants.

Got fresh mint? If you’ve got a garden full of prolific mint plants, we’ve got 11 ways to enjoy it.

Let’s Rant About Mega Toilet Paper Rolls

A 12 pack of Cottonelle toilet paper.

Are gigantic, “double” toilet paper rolls really better? What if they’re too big to fit in the toilet paper holder?

This post from the archives,Let’s Rant About Mega Toilet Paper Rolls,” has generated some of our most passionate reader comments.

Please chime in and let me know your thoughts so we can get to the bottom of this issue!

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is the author of 17 books, including Small Bites and 101 Things To Do With Bacon. She shares ideas to simplify cooking, gardening, time and money. She is also the owner of Cross Media, Inc. and founder of the BENSA Bacon Lovers Society.

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