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: Make Patriotic Ice Pops

[1] Patriotic ice pops for July 4th (photo courtesy Zulka minimally processed sugars). [2] If you’re buying new molds, we prefer “groovy” ones like this style, from Tovolo. The pop is bluebery-yogurt; hence, a lighter color than the pure, puréed berries in photo #1. [3] No molds? Use a loaf plan and slice the pops!…
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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: Customize Your St. Patrick’s Day Bagel

Green bagels are a novelty on St. Patrick’s Day. But here’s a more elegant way to enjoy your bagel, with green fruits and vegetables. The concept can be applied to any holiday or occasion with theme colors (see the lists below), and can be part of a bagel buffet for brunch. Bonus: It’s a way…
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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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