TIP OF THE DAY: Jello Firecrackers, Red White & Blue Fruit Desserts

Our mom made apple pie and brownies; but our favorite desserts for patriotic holiday weekends are red, white and blue. We present three recipes with photos, plus another 18 links below. Recipes #2 and #3 can be pulled together in just 10 minutes. RECIPE #1: JELL-O FIRECRACKERS OR SHOTS To celebrate July 4th, Kraft Recipes…
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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 RECIPE: All-American Cheesecake In Red, White & Blue

[1] Bake this patriotic cheesecake from scratch, or decorate a purchased cake with fruit (photo courtesy Melissas.com). [2] Good news for lactose intolerant cheesecake lovers: Green Valley Organics makes delicious lactose-free cream cheese, as well as lactose-free sour cream and yogurt (photo courtesy MyLilikoiKitchen.com.   This All American Strawberry, Banana and Blueberry Cheesecake recipe was…
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JULY 4th: Red, White & Blue Ice Pops

Popsicle and other brands make red, white and blue ice pops. But we’re not in grade school, and we want something more flavorful (and natural!) on a hot summer day. So we trotted out our ice pop molds to make our own red, white and blue “firecracker” pops. The recipe is courtesy of Brown Eyed…
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