Fourth of July Treats

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This sweet treat for the Fourth of July holiday is festive and very easy to make! It is also cool and refreshing, not to mention it is relatively healthy. Find out how to make a festive treat that celebrates our Independence Day!

What You Will Need:

Martini glasses (or you can use clear plastic cups for kiddos)

Cherry flavored Jell-O

Cool Whip (or your favorite whipped cream)

Fresh Blueberries

Directions:

Follow the instructions on the box to make the Jell-O. Place glasses on a pan. Fill the glasses 1/3 of the way full. Place in the refrigerator for designated time required for Jell-O to set.

Once the Jell-O has set, add the Cool Whip to the top of the Jell-O. Make sure to leave enough space for blueberries. Essentially each three layers should take up 1/3 of the glass.

After the Cool Whip has been added, next gently place blueberries on top. Place tray of glasses back in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

When serving add a spoon and a festive American flag! 

A Day for Remembering

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St. Patrick’s Day White Chocolate Bark

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Chocolate bark is not just for Christmas. It can be prepared for almost any holiday; you just have to be creative with what themed treats you use. This recipe was created by trying to figure out what themed treats could be added to a bark in order to create a tasty St. Patrick’s Day treat!

 

What You Will Need:

Box of Lucky Charms Cereal

12 oz. White chocolate chips

3 cups of mini marshmallows

1 tbsp. butter

1 cup of rainbow colored sprinkles

Directions:

First empty the contents of the cereal into a large bowl. This is the most time consuming part. By hand pick out the colorful marshmallows and place into a separate bowl. Discard the cereal once all of the marshmallows have been picked out.

Melt the chocolate chips in a pot on the stove. Turn on low heat and add the butter. Stir the mixture constantly, mixing the butter completely. Keep stirring to prevent it from burning and keep chocolate in liquid form.

Next add the mini marshmallows and mix well with chocolate. Once the mini marshmallows are coated with the chocolate, remove from heat. While the mixture is still malleable and not too hot, add in the lucky charm marshmallows. If the mixture is too hot the lucky charms will melt. Next spoon all contents into a square or rectangular baking pan. I use my 9×13 inch pan.

Lastly, dust the bark with rainbow sprinkles and let cool. Once the bark is cool cut bark into rectangular pieces and serve!

Make Romantic Breakfast in Bed

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Who doesn’t enjoy breakfast in bed? Everyone can appreciate being served in bed. Show your partner how much you love them by serving them a romantic breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day. Make sure all your bases are covered and find out exactly what you will need.

Get a cute tray! Shop for a cute tray that is big enough to serve at least a small plate, large plate, a drinking glass and coffee mug and a card or note. When shopping for a tray, look for one that can be used all throughout the year, so that you use it after the holiday. Trays with legs are nice for stabilizing the tray in bed.

Shop for a love inspired coffee mug. Look for a mug that sports a heart or romantic statement. Make your mate’s coffee or tea just how they like it. Maybe even spring for a fancier coffee or tea for this special occasion.

A small card that can be folded and placed on the tray is the perfect way to express to your loved one how much they mean to you. You do not even need an envelope, simply add a folded card to the tray. A smaller card is optimal for this application. Just quickly jot down a sentence or two that explains your appreciation for that person.

Make your partner’s favorite breakfast, hopefully one that does not include a bowl of cereal! If you are unsure, ask them casually about their favorite breakfast items. If you can, incorporate hearts into the meal. For example, heart shaped pancakes, cut fruit or toast.

Add a single rose to your tray right before you serve the breakfast. After serving them breakfast make sure you clean up all the mess you have made and put the dishes away. Make the breakfast worry-free for the person receiving it. A breakfast in bed is a way that anyone can express their gratitude for their partner. This gift does not have to be pricey, use your imagination and plan ahead!