The Simple Tip Every Party Host Needs To Know

Beat the heat at your summer party with this hack that will keep your cold dishes nice and cool.

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Ice + Lettuce Hack
What you'll need:

  • A glass bowl that will fit your summer salad
  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • Quart-sized ziptop bag
  • Ice
  • Cold summer salad (such as potato salad or pasta salad)

How to:

  1. Line the sides of a glass bowl with butter lettuce leaves.
  2. Fill a quart-sized ziptop bag with ice and place on the bottom of the bowl, over the leaves.
  3. Cover the bag of ice with more lettuce leaves.
  4. Fill the center of the bowl with your summer salad.
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