JULY 4th: The Easiest Dessert Recipe

Here’s the easiest July 4th dessert recipe: vanilla ice cream with blueberries and raspberries. Sure, you can find vanilla ice cream with blueberry and raspberry swirls and just scoop them into dishes. But with a recipe, the cook combines ingredients. To make the easiest red, white and blue dessert, you need: Vanilla ice cream or…
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JULY 4th FOOD: Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle

If you’re asked to bring something to a July 4th shindig, here’s a recipe that couldn’t be easier, no cooking required! In fact, the recipe is so easy that a tween or teen (or adult who “doesn’t cook”) can make it. It’s built in a springform pan instead of a traditional glass bowl. The recipe…
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JULY 4th: Patriotic Milkshake Recipe

For a dessert or snack over July 4th weekend, serve these patriotic shakes. They were designed by QVC’s chef David Venable. RECIPE: PATRIOTIC MILKSHAKE Ingredients For 4 Servings 1/4 cup + 4 teaspoons strawberry syrup, divided (recipe below) 3/4 cup fresh blueberries 2-1/4 cups strawberries and cream ice cream 1-1/4 cups quartered fresh strawberries 1-1/3…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red, White & Blue Soft Drinks & Cocktails

Drink red, white and blue for July 4th. Photo courtesy Herradura Tequila.   You can turn any clear drink into a July 4th cocktail or mocktail, as Herradura Tequila has done with its “Red, White & Blueberries” Cocktail. Just start with a clear spirit or mixer, layer on other flavors (clear liqueurs, coconut water, etc.)…
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RECIPE: July 4th Layer Cake

A patriotic layer cake. Photo courtesy Harry & David.   You can buy this delicious Red, White and Blueberry Cake from Harry & David ($49.95 plus shipping). Or you can make your own. First, Harry & David’s cake: Made in the company’s bakery, three layers of fluffy vanilla cake are separated by strawberry and blueberry…
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