It couldn’t possibly be any easier to make, requiring only store bought pound cake, blueberries, raspberries, and homemade whipped cream (heavy cream, vanilla extract and sugar). So simple that the kids can help with almost every step!
4th of july recipes
We never turn down an opportunity to host a cookout — birthdays, holidays, or just because it’s a beautiful day! With Memorial Day coming up this Monday, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite warm weather recipes, like this Grilled Corn on the Cob. With a dab of horseradish and a touch of paprika, it has just a bit of a kick to set it apart from the same old grilled corn!
And just a few more of my tried and true favorites:
As a side or as a dip with tortilla chips, this flavorful guacamole salad typically doesn’t last long. If you’re lucky enough to have some leftover (though I doubt you will), it’s even better the next day for lunch in a lettuce wrap!
This crunchy Greek cucumber salad is light and refreshing. Since there isn’t any mayo or sour cream in it, you don’t have to worry about it spoiling in hot weather!
Whether you consider this cream cheese pecan grape salad a salad or a dessert, chances are your bowl will be empty when the party’s over. It’s a real crowd pleaser!
I’m not kidding when I say these are the BEST EVER strawberry daiquiris — friends are always asking for my “secret” recipe. For adults only!
What’s your favorite summer cookout recipe? Link up your recipes below (or share in the comments)!
Perfect for a 4th of July celebration — there are so many things I love about this quick and easy dessert, not the least of which is its simplicity. My kids had a blast helping thread the fresh berries and angel food cake onto the skewers, and an even better time eating them afterwards while dipping them in fresh homemade whipped cream.
To make these easy treats, you simply need some skewers, fresh blueberries, strawberries, and an angel food cake loaf. I usually prefer to make my cakes from scratch, but angel food cake isn’t something I’ve attempted yet, so I just picked up a couple of inexpensive angel food cakes from the bakery at Walmart, along with the other necessary items!
If you want to make homemade whipped cream for on the side, you’ll also want to pick up a carton of heavy cream, assuming you already have sugar and pure vanilla extract on hand.
Cut the angel food cake into cubes, and thread the berries and cake onto your skewers in your desired pattern. I made the first one as an example, and then let my kids get to work recreating it. They had so much fun that they didn’t even realize that all the while it was helping them reinforce some of their skills learned at skill over summer break!
Even my nine-going-on-fifteen-year-old loved them, and he’s notoriously hard to please these days. He went back for several skewers, so I think I’ve found the key to getting him to eat more fresh fruits!
What’s your favorite red, white and blue dessert to celebrate the 4th of July?
Disclosure: I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for the time and effort spent creating this post. However, my participation in this program is voluntary and my opinions are my own — always have been, always will be.