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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TIP OF THE DAY: Creative Toppings For Burgers, Brats & Franks

Top: The Memphis Burger, with cheddar, barbecued pork and cole slaw (photo courtesy Cheesecake Factory). Center: South Of The Border: avocado and salsa (photo courtesy Omaha Steaks). Bottom: Mac and Cheese Burger (photo courtesy Glory Days Grill.   On Father’s Day, most people assume that dads wants to dine out. But a recent survey of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The New Jell-O Mold Is A Mason Jar

Top: Red, white and blue Jell-O mold in Mason jars (photo Victoria Belanger | eHow). Bottom: No spoon is needed with these Jell-O fingers. They’re gummy, like Jell-O shots without alcohol. Here’s the recipe from CommunityTable.Parade.com.   Call them Ball Jars, Kerr Jars or Mason Jars, these 19th century inventions enabled the preserving foods for…
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RECIPE: Hot Dog & Tater Tot Skewers

Here’s fun for kids and adults alike over the holiday weekend. You can use your favorite franks, and also make a vegan option with Lightlife Smart Dogs. This recipe was created by Foodness Gracious for Lightlife. RECIPE: HOT DOG & TATER TOT SKEWERS Ingredients 1 package hot dogs (we use Applegate, made in all natural…
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