Star spangled serveware

Dish out your favorite patriotic treats on the Fourth of July with this star-shaped two-tiered stand. Made of galvanized metal, it works on the picnic table as well as in the dining room. Use it to serve ice cream sundae toppings or summer snacks and hors d'oeuvres. In honor of Independence Day, pledge your allegience to a patriotic table with this festive stand.

- Michelle Dembo
Galvanized metal star stand, $69, at Pottery Barn stores or online at

A sweeter sauce

Peach honey mustard? Yes, please. Liven up your ham-and-brie sandwich with this sweet and savory condiment by Terrapin Ridge Farms. Co-owner Mary O'Donnell loves to spread it over a goat cheese log when hosting dinner parties. All natural, gluten-free, and totally delicious.

- M.D.
Terrapin Ridge Farms peach honey mustard, $8, at Garces Trading Co., 1111 Locust St., or