JULY 4TH: Easy Trifle Dessert Recipe

Want a super-easy dessert for July 4th weekend? This trifle combines sweetened, beaten cream cheese with fresh berries. There’s no cooking: Just add sugar and vanilla to the cream cheese, and layer it with the berries. It’s like an unbaked cheesecake, a nice change from the classic British custard-and-pound-cake trifle. Thanks to Taste of Home…
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JULY 4TH RECIPES: Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cones & More Desserts

[1] An Independence Day ice cream cone (photo courtesy Baldor Specialty Foods). [2] You can make ice cream with holiday sprinkles, or soften regular vanilla and stir them in (photo © OddFellows Ice Cream | NYC).   Here’s an easy and fun red-white-and-blue dessert or snack for the July 4th holiday weekend made with: Vanilla…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Leave The Stove Or Grill Unattended

[1] Grease fires are a common reason for grill fires (photo courtesy Wikipedia | Common Domain). [2] It’s not just the stove top: Oven fires can develop even when you think your roast is safely cooking (photo courtesy Knox County, Tennessee Fire Prevention) [3] A Tundra aerosol spray is small, easily portable, and a must-have-on-hand…
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RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Berry & Banana Smoothie

This delicious, nutritious smoothie is from Kelly at SuperHealthyKids.com. “I love using frozen organic fruit,” says Kelly, “because it’s frozen at its peak freshness. It’s available year-round, is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season. And it’s great in smoothies!” The smoothie is made with three separate layers (photo #1),…
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RECIPE: Star-Shaped Watermelon Caprese Salad

[1] Before tomato season, substitute watermelon in your Caprese (photo and recipe courtesy Skinnytaste). [2] When tomatoes are their most delicious, try this “double tomato Caprese”: beefsteak and cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [3] Another way to enjoy Caprese: in an avocado boat (here’s the recipe from Souffle Bombay).   Red, white and…
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