Happy 4th of July everybody!
~ We hope you all have a lovely day! ~
“Freedom is never given, it is won.” – Unknown
“Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.” – Unknown
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts, will be written the history of this generation.”
Robert F. Kennedy
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Happy 4th of July Everybody!
I’m on vacation this week so i thought, with it being the 4th and all, that i would post some mouth-watering goodies to inspire (and tempt
Isn’t that so sweet of me to do that for ya’ll? 😉
ok, so here is ^ the healthy one for ya!
Have a wonderful Fourth of July!
(*All photos via Pinterest)
Happy 4th of July!
Our house has been a buzz with excitement today, not only for the festivities going on tomorrow to celebrate Independence Day, but also because my pet Dairy Cow, “Jemimah” is going to have a baby calf anytime now! I thought for fun, that I would ask you all if you have any suggestions for girl names for the calf. Feel free to post any names you think might be good! I will let you know if I pick yours in a few days! Now, I know this is a “cooking blog”, but I just couldn’t resist telling you about this special event. 🙂
Now, for the quote of the day!
“Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself for he shall never cease to be entertained.” ~John Boswel
Mama’s Patriotic Fruit Tart
- 3/4 cup butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 package (10 oz.) vanilla chips (melted and cooled)
- 1/44 cup whipping cream
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese (softened)
- 1 pint fresh strawberries (sliced)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 TBSP. cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
In mix bowl, cream butter and confectionery sugar. Beat in flour. Pat into bottom of greased 12″ pizza pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Coll. in another bowl beat and cream vanilla chips and cream cheese until smooth; spread over crust. Chill for 30 minutes.
“To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world. ~Make a difference! ~Author unknown
Every year for as long as I can remember, my mom has made this delicious Flag pie. It is a tradition we have done on every 4th of July for our big family cook-outs. It is a festive, easy, and fun pie to make!
- 3 cans cherry pie filling
- 1 can blueberry pie filling
Favorite Pie Crust:
- 4 cups flour
- 1 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 TBSP. sugar
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 TBSP. vinegar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup water
Frosting for top (you can +/- any of the ingredients depending on how thick you want the frosting)
- 1/2 cup confectionery sugar
- 1-2 TBSP. milk
- 1/8 tsp. almond extract
With a fork mix flour, shortening, sugar and salt. In a separate dish, beat remaining ingredients. combine both mixtures with a fork or pastry blender until moist/ Using hands mold dough into ball and chill at least 15 minutes before rolling out. Dough can be left in refrigerator for three days or frozen until ready to use.
After dough is finished cooling line a greased large cookie sheet with 3/4 amount of the dough making a thin crust. Then put the blueberry filling in one corner and spread the cherry filling all around it. Next cut out strips and starts to put on the top. Bake @ 400 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until lightly browned. After it is fully cooled spread the glaze over the stars and stripes.