TIP FOR MEMORIAL DAY (OR JULY 4th) WEEKEND: Red, White & Blue Recipes

Red, white and blue colors are not just for July 4th. Memorial Day is an equally patriotic holiday. Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War (1861 to 1865), which saw the largest loss…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Gift For Cookout Hosts ~ Homemade Burger Buns

If you’re invited to a cookout over Memorial Day weekend or any other time during outdoor grilling season, you can make what will be a very popular contribution: Homemade burger buns. TWO BURGER BUN RECIPES King Arthur Flour has two recipes: RECIPE #1: Sesame Burger Buns Baker after baker commented on the website that these…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes For Patriotic Occasions

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! These red, white and blue cupcakes are an eye- and palate-pleaser for any patriotic occasion. And they’re easy to make, with just the added step of dividing cake mix into three bowls and coloring two of them. We chose a frosting of stabilized whipped cream, stiffened with gelatin (it…
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JULY 4th RECIPE: American Flag Ice Cream Cake

This easy flag cake from McCormick is made from reddened brownie layers with vanilla ice cream and a blue-tinted whipped topping. You can cut 12 servings from the loaf.   RECIPE: AMERICAN FLAG ICE CREAM CAKE Ingredients 1 package (family-size) fudge brownie mix 1/2 cup sour cream 2 eggs 1 bottle (1 ounce) red food…
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JULY 4TH DRINK: Red, White & Blueberry Lemonade & Hard Lemonade

For cookouts and picnics, our family never had everyday soft drinks. For these special occasions, the beverage menu included lemonade, iced tea and Mom’s favorite fruit punch (recipe: equal parts of grape juice, lemonade and orange juice, all from frozen concentrate). For July 4th, we switched to a “patriotic” lemonade: red, white and blue. The…
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