Even though I don't live in the States anymore all the Americans in my community get together for the 4th of July, and this is what I always bring. It should be made in advance, you need lots of freezing time. Prep time includes freeze time.
This is the first cheesecake I've ever made. No need to find another recipe.(Ever again)
It is from a Gourmet magazine (1993).
I have made several variations with the topping, like caramel and peaches, but nothing to change on the main cheesecake recipe. Try it! You will never regret!
Jello and yogurt are a classic combination, and I prefer this to the typical cool whip layer. I prefer to boil the water in the microwave - 2 cups take about 2 minutes. I also stick my jello in the freezer for 10-15 minutes so it sets faster between layers :). I use a plain tasting yogurt, so add 1/2 cup sugar, but you can leave it out if you are happy with the flavor of your yogurt. Cooking time is time to set in the freezer.
From Disney's familyfun.com. Except for the lime juice and cardamom, all ingredients used to make this fruit salad were local! Adding another blueberry recipe to my arsenal! For intense lime flavor, try key limes for extra tangy zip!
This is a yearly tradition in my home since I found this recipe in TOH in 1994. My family and friends look forward to it every year. I make it only on the 4 of July or Memorial day, just because I love the idea of the tradition, but would be a great desert any time. I hope you like it as much as we have.
Happy 4th of July! This will make enough shots for your party or barbeque. (About two cookie sheets full.) You can always experiment from here depending on if you have any other liquors in the house. Cook time is chill time.
EDIT: I've edited this to improve the coconut shots. Also, Jello has started to make "Limited Edition" Pina Colada flavored jello which is perfect for the white ones. It comes out in a cream color and you'll only need to add water and liquor.
I have been making this dessert for years, and it never fails to draw praise. While some people look down their noses at Jello desserts as being too kitsch, I believe taste comes first. This is light, refreshing, and it makes a beautiful, patriotic presentation. Preparation time does not include chilling time, which is at least 3 hours, so plan accordingly. (I usually prepare this the evening before.)
Cannellini beans, pimentos and garlic mingle with dried blueberries in the July 4th-inspired treat. A subtle mix of salty and sweet offer a variety of textures in this hearty appetizer. Use organic ingredients and make a tasty, easy treat for your guests!
This is a colorful salad to impress your family and friends with your special taste for mixing the right foods to enhance a delicious combination of flavors.
This recipe was created for the "Category Craze-E Contest! With the sub-category of Start with Salad at a Dinner Party! *NOTE: Now that the contest is over I have substituted blue berries for the peas which was one of the special must use ingredients, as suggested by Jen.
We had a block party for Memorial Day and I brought this jello dessert. You can buy the actual mold from www.kraftfoods.com/jello/ for $3.50. I got the jello mold free for buying jello at my local grocery store, which included several recipes. If you don't have the mold, use a pan that has a 10 cup capacity.
Follow directions as closely as you can as the consistency of the jello is very important.
Please note that you can use (2) 4 serving size packages or (1) 8 serving size packages of jello for the red and blue layers.
This will be a hit at your next holiday gathering!
Delicious spinach and fruit salad from Settings on the Dock of the Bay, a cookbook from the Assistance League of the Bay Area Texas. A wonderful cookbook, I picked this up at SurlaTable (better known as my happy place) while they were preparing recipes from the book.
My mom has been making this simple and delicious dessert for years. You can easily make this for other holidays by using different colored gelatins (e.g. try black cherry and orange for Halloween).
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the bottom two layers are chilled long enough to become firm and that the top layer is cool before pouring in step 4 or the top layer will go under the cream cheese layer and not make the pretty layered dessert that you want.