TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Ice Cream

[1] Mix in sprinkles for holiday-themed ice cream, like this patriotic flavor from OddFellows Ice Cream. [2] Make matching cones. Here’s the recipe from Sweet Estelle.   You can create special ice cream for any special occasion, using store-bought vanilla ice cream and mix-ins in holiday colors. The easiest way is to buy sprinkles, confetti…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Ice Cream”

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…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Jello Firecrackers, Red White & Blue Fruit Desserts”

JULY 4th: Red, White & Blue Greek Yogurt Pops & New Chobani Smooth Yogurt

Why buy yogurt pops when it’s so easy to make these (photo #1), with a recipe from Chobani? You can use any berries you like, plus nonfat/0% fat Greek yogurt (photo #2). Blueberries and strawberries are brighter in color for red, white and blue pops. But vary the berries or use stone fruits (cherries, peaches,…
Continue reading “JULY 4th: Red, White & Blue Greek Yogurt Pops & New Chobani Smooth Yogurt”

TIP OF THE DAY: Lady Liberty Lemonade, Sangria Or Cocktail

Here’s a very quick, yet very high-impact, trio of drinks for July 4th weekend. One has no alcohol, one is lightly alcoholic and one is full-cocktail. Call them Lady Liberty Lemonade or Lady Liberty Sangria; or add gin, tequila or vodka for a Lady Liberty Cocktail. Even if you have time for nothing else, you…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Lady Liberty Lemonade, Sangria Or Cocktail”

JULY 4TH RECIPE: Firecracker Hot Dogs

Skip the hot dog roll this year, in favor of these fun firecrackers (photos courtesy USA Pan).   Why stick a hot dog in a roll? These Hot Dog Firecrackers are an easy recipe to serve over 4th of July weekend, fun for all age. You don’t need a roll to hold the ketchup or…
Continue reading “JULY 4TH RECIPE: Firecracker Hot Dogs”