4th of July desserts

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avalon83
Cheeseburger
2008/06/24 14:14:00
What will you be serving or bringing to a celebration? Recipes to share??
luscious
Junior Burger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/24 14:31:24
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.
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/24 15:41:27
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
allyk
Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/24 16:07:48
Um....homemade fresh peach ice cream made from Blount County, Alabama peaches, and an ice cold South Georgia watermelon.
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/24 16:26:23
Excellent recipe, CK...another one to add to my collection from you.What is watergate salad???
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/24 16:47:23
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:





divefl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/24 17:08:30
We always called that Martian Salad when it made an appearence on our Florida table growing up.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/24 17:13:22
My Mom made watergate salad growing up, she would changed out the pudding for strawberry jello and call it bridal salad.
Sneetch
Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/24 17:33:36
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!
fabulousoyster
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/25 12:24:38
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.
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/25 13:43:12
A big juicy perefectly ripe watermelon. All you need is a salt shsaker.
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/25 14:47:15
Bisquik shortcakes (the recipe's on the box), strawberries & fresh whipped cream...simple & delicious.
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/25 16:29:08
Thanks, Scorereader,you are correct.Have eaten this many times....
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/26 12:51:36
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
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/26 13:41:10
I've always been partial to the sara lee flag pound cake.
http://www.familyoven.com/recipe/flag-cake/305212
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/26 15:19:19
that's a cool lookin' pie tmiles!

lleechef
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/26 23:36:55
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!
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/29 16:01:54
Fresh cold fruit

Whatever is in season around here always make a great addition to the 4th celebration
Tdybr27
Hamburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/06/29 17:58:59
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
mncorn
Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/11/03 00:57:29
Cold beer.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: 4th of July desserts 2008/11/03 05:15:02
Cold beer? In November? Not exactly 4th of July desserts.
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: 4th of July desserts 2013/06/29 09:51:57
Bump!  What desserts are people having/making for Independence Day 2013??
 
Btw, Cajun, that margarita pie sounds awesome.