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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July! Check out these EASY recipes I found :)

I don't have much time on here but I wanted to share some quick and easy recipes that I found online. I will be heading out in a few to get the ingredients. Me and my kids are going to have some 4th of July fun!
Fruit Flag

  • 29 large strawberries
  • 30 large blackberries
  • 7 or so large bananas
  • Lemon juice
  1. Hull and halve 29 large strawberries and set them aside.
  2. Arrange 30 large blackberries, as shown, in the upper left corner of a serving tray or cutting board (it should be at least 8 by 13 inches).
  3. Cut 58 banana slices, 3/4-inch-thick, into a bowl. Sprinkle on lemon juice and toss the slices gently with a rubber spatula to keep them from browning.
  4. Assemble the banana slices in rows as shown and top each slice with a strawberry half.
Recipe courtesy of familyfun.go.com

Spangled Sandwich Pops
  • Mini ice-cream sandwiches
  • Sprinkles or nonpareils
  • Colorful cupcake liners
  1. First, skewer mini ice-cream sandwiches on popsicle sticks.
  2. Then, press the exposed filling into a plate of sprinkles or nonpareils.
  3. To keep mess to a minimum, serve the pops in colorful cupcake liners.

    Courtesy of familyfun.go.com

    Watermelon Star Pops
     Recipe, image tells you everything :)

    Well, that sums it up...gotta head out now. 
    Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
    God bless!


  1. I love the idea for the watermelon pops. My 17 month old would love that!

  2. Love these recipes. Will have to remember to look at them again next year before The 4th.

  3. Great recipe ideas! And not just the typical junk food.

  4. Great ideas, I'll have to save them for next 4th of July. I like the Ice cream sandwich idea as would my boys.