4th of July desserts

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avalon83
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4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 2:14 PM
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What will you be serving or bringing to a celebration? Recipes to share??

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 2:31 PM
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I don't do 4th of July but for Canada Day(July 1) my boyfriend, who is a baking machine, is making raspberry tiramisu. Good old red and white. I bet if you added blueberries it's make one heck of 4th of July dessert.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 3:41 PM
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Watergate Salad
Margarita Pie
Strawberry Shortcake
Hand Churned Ice Cream



CajunKing's Margarita Pie

1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz Tequila
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
2 C whipping cream, whipped
Green food coloring
1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
lime slices

Combine all ingredients and fill crust
Cover and freeze overnight
Let stand several minutes prior to cutting
Garnish each slice with whipped cream & lime slices

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 4:07 PM
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Um....homemade fresh peach ice cream made from Blount County, Alabama peaches, and an ice cold South Georgia watermelon.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 4:26 PM
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Excellent recipe, CK...another one to add to my collection from you.What is watergate salad???

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 4:47 PM
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Originally posted by annpeeples

What is watergate salad???


I'm shocked, a rust-belt northerner, such as yourself, has not seen this before.... Although, I suspect you've seen it, just not known the name.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Watergate-Salad/Detail.aspx
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1743,150170-241194,00.html
a little history:
http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodsalads.html#watergatesalad

some pics:




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RE: 4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 5:08 PM
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We always called that Martian Salad when it made an appearence on our Florida table growing up.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 5:13 PM
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My Mom made watergate salad growing up, she would changed out the pudding for strawberry jello and call it bridal salad.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Tue, 06/24/08 5:33 PM
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lemon icebox pie - very little fuss and no hot oven to contend with...

2 8 oz. packages cream cheese
juice of 2 lemons
zest of 1/2 lemon, very finely grated
1 14 oz.can sweetened condensed milk
1 prepared graham cracker pie crust

cream cheese until fluffy, add lemons, condensed milk and zest. mix until well combined, and pour into prepared crust. refrigerate a couple of hours, and serve with fresh whipped cream, perhaps a few fresh berries for garnish...

this recipe came from allrecipes.com, and i use it alot in the hot weather - folks really like it!

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Wed, 06/25/08 12:24 PM
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On Long Island, I always bring to a 4th party these things. I find people often forget to bring some nice cold fruit and chocolate:

Ice cold seedless watermelon,
Ice cold sweet WHITE peaches (I have to look high and low),
BROWNIES!

Hershey's Deep Dish Brownies:

1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Oven 350. Grease 8 inch square pan.
Combine butter, sugar, vanilla in bowl. Add eggs, beat well. Combine four, cocoa, baking powder, salt, add to egg mixture beat till well blended. Spread batter onto pan.
Bake 40/45 minutes till brownies pull away from pan. Cool completely in pan on rack, cut into bars, makes 16 brownies.

OPTIONS: You can stir in 1 cup peanut butter chips or any other Hershey style of chip into batter before spreading into pan. You could probably stir in some nuts too, I don't like nuts in brownies and so many have allergies, I skip the nuts.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Wed, 06/25/08 1:43 PM
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A big juicy perefectly ripe watermelon. All you need is a salt shsaker.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Wed, 06/25/08 2:47 PM
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Bisquik shortcakes (the recipe's on the box), strawberries & fresh whipped cream...simple & delicious.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Wed, 06/25/08 4:29 PM
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Thanks, Scorereader,you are correct.Have eaten this many times....

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Thu, 06/26/08 12:51 PM
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Most of the family will be out of town, so we will not be doing much. I'll still make "my" 4th of July pie, though. The idea came from a magazine a few years ago, and I have little doubt that someone will post a link within a day or two............(please?)

The pie is mostly cherry (red) with white stripes (the crust) with blueberries in the corner with a few cutout stars placed over it. To make it the easy way used canned filling in a prepared crust with a cardboard divider between the cherry and blueberry. (remove the divider once the filling is placed). Cut and place the stripes over 3/4 of the pie and place some cut out dough stars over the blueberry. It looks really festive.

I'll do the harder to make version with my own fruit and crust, but the end result looks the same.

UPDATE ....found a link myself. Mine looks like this commercial pie www.bonertspiestore.com/ProductDetail.aspx?Productid=USA001

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Thu, 06/26/08 1:41 PM
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I've always been partial to the sara lee flag pound cake.
http://www.familyoven.com/recipe/flag-cake/305212

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Thu, 06/26/08 3:19 PM
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that's a cool lookin' pie tmiles!


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RE: 4th of July desserts - Thu, 06/26/08 11:36 PM
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My mother always makes lemon meringue pie. I don't like dessert but that pie is fabulous. Don't anyone ask me for the recipe because she won't give it to me!

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Sun, 06/29/08 4:01 PM
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Fresh cold fruit

Whatever is in season around here always make a great addition to the 4th celebration

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Sun, 06/29/08 5:58 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Scorereader

quote:
Originally posted by annpeeples

What is watergate salad???


I'm shocked, a rust-belt northerner, such as yourself, has not seen this before.... Although, I suspect you've seen it, just not known the name.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Watergate-Salad/Detail.aspx
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1743,150170-241194,00.html
a little history:
http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodsalads.html#watergatesalad

some pics:






I used to call that "Chris' favorite salad" until I got in high school then I called it Pistachio salad... never knew it was "watergate" salad

Chris

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Mon, 11/3/08 12:57 AM
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Cold beer.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Mon, 11/3/08 5:15 AM
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Cold beer? In November? Not exactly 4th of July desserts.

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RE: 4th of July desserts - Sat, 06/29/13 9:51 AM
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Bump!  What desserts are people having/making for Independence Day 2013??
 
Btw, Cajun, that margarita pie sounds awesome.