Sodastream is available at Meijer, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco and Target. (SodaStream)
One good gadget
Give Dad a fizzy Father’s Day with his own soda maker. Sodastream turns tap water into sparkling water in less than 30 seconds. With no clean-up and no heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away, Dad can enjoy his bubbles whenever he wants. Sodastream retails for $99.99 and comes in a variety of styles. Coming later this year are SodaCaps, capsules that you press onto a SodaStream bottle of carbonated water to start the flow of flavor along the inside walls of the bottle. SodaCaps can be recycled, and the company says it plans to make them biodegradable. Sodastream is available at Meijer, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco and Target.
One good cocktail
Kahlúa, the classic rum and coffee liqueur, is putting a stake in summer with the new Kahlúa Summer Shake-Up campaign. From casual dinner parties, to backyard barbecues, and everything in between, Kahlúa wants to be a part of the picnic. Serve this signature Kahlua cocktail at your next party.
1 part Kahlúa
2 parts cream of coconut
½ part dark rum
½ part Hiram Walker Dark Crème de Cacao
2 parts milk
Combine all ingredients with ice in a blender. Blend well and serve in a specialty glass. Makes one drink.
One good tip
Want to make guacamole ahead of time and still serve up a glorious green bowl for dipping? Before storing, pour an inch of water over the top of the guacamole (the dense dip will not absorb the water) and refrigerate. Before serving, pour off the water, the guacamole will be still bright and green and just waiting for the right chip.