Updated Thu, Jun 26, 2014 4:37 pm
The most American holiday of the year is upon us, and that means cookouts, pool parties and campfires.
For a truly festive function, this flag cake will bring out the patriotism in just about anyone. This creation is simple and can be done with some fruit, a little food color and some patience. Find Betty Crocker’s complete recipe at this link.
This teddy bear on a beach is the ultimate pool party dessert! The little ones will find it especially fun.
Teddy Bear Beach Cups
3 packages of French vanilla pudding mix
6 cups cold milk
Prepare according to instructions on package
Add several drops of blue food coloring until you reach the color you want
1 box vanilla wafers
Put vanilla wafers in a sealable bag and crush with a rolling pin, or crush in a food processor
I box of Teddy Grahams
Airheads Extreme Sour Belts Candy or fruit roll-ups (for Teddy’s towel)
12 small clear disposable cups
Fill disposable cups ½ full of pudding
Top with crushed vanilla wafers, towel, teddy graham and umbrella
We all love a s'more, but here's a great option for something a little different next time you're sitting around a campfire.
Banana Boats Recipe
4 medium unpeeled ripe bananas
4 teaspoons miniature chocolate chips
4 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
Cut banana peel lengthwise about 1/2 in. deep, leaving 1/2 in. at both ends. Open peel wider to form a pocket. Fill each with 1 teaspoon chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon marshmallows. Crimp and shape four pieces of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square) around bananas, forming boats.
Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until marshmallows melt and are golden brown.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Taste of Home.