Spangled Sandwich Pops

What you’ll need Mini ice-cream sandwiches Sprinkles or nonpareils Colorful cupcake liners How to make it First, skewer mini ice-cream sandwiches on popsicle sticks. Then, press the exposed filling into a plate of sprinkles or nonpareils. To keep mess to a minimum, serve the pops in colorful cupcake liners. Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine

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Flag Fruit Pizza

Crust: cooking spray 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough “Sauce”: 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup powdered sugar 4 oz (1/2 an 8 oz container) frozen whipped topping, thawed Glaze: 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp. water 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch Pinch of salt Spray

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Red, White and Blue Strawberries

Red ripe strawberries dipped in white chocolate and blue sugar crystals. Ingredients 1 pint strawberries, rinsed and dried Ghirardelli white chocolate bar White edible glitter Blue food coloring Instructions Place edible glitter in a bowl sugar and add a few drops of blue food coloring. For a darker blue, add a few more drops. Stir

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Happy Birthday America!

Be safe out there!

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July 2nd, 1776 Continental Congress Approves #DeclarationOfIndependence

July 2nd, 1776 Has Largely Been Forgotten On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining. On July 1, 1776, debate on the Lee Resolution resumed as planned, with a majority of the delegates favoring

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Patriotic Gelatin Salad

Ingredients 2 packages (3 ounces each) berry blue gelatin 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin 4 cups boiling water, divided 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 2 cups milk 1 cup sugar 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions In four separate bowls, dissolve each package of gelatin in 1 cup

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Patriotic Holiday’s

Every day and patriotism go hand-in-hand in the Unites States of America.  We love our country, and pride ourselves in the spirit of American heritage. We were raised and instilled with patriotic values, and teach our children respect for our nation, veterans and the flag.  There’s not a patriotic holiday that goes without being honored

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DIY: Firecrackers

Easy Patriotic Firecrackers!  All you need is a package of Life Savers (or any small roll packaged candy), patriotic paper and ribbon. Remove the outer label and replace with patriotic paper cut to size.  Be sure to carefully remove label so you can use as a template for cutting your paper to the correct size.


National Park Service Offers Free Entry

A lot of time and effort can go into planning an RV or camping trip. You must decide where you want to go, what to do when you get there, what to eat, and how much it will cost. Wouldn’t it be nice if it didn’t cost so much? After food, fuel, and gear, you

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We All Scream For Ice Cream…

Ah, Summertime! 


USA Flag Fruit Tray

  What are your plans this weekend?  Are you BBQ’g or ordering a pizza?  Our plans growing up was decorating the graves of our loved ones.  Do people still do this tradition?  Does anyone have family reunions any more?  Surely, they do!! Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!


Patriotic Punch

Easy breezy Patriotic Punch. Cranberry Juice Blue Gatorade Frost Diet 7-Up Ice cubes Courtesy of Wanderlust and Lipstick (See for complete directions)

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The Firecracker

Courtesy of Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife  (Instructions)

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DIY: Patriotic Wreath Tutorial

Decorate your door with a homemade Patriotic Wreath.             Courtesy of: Oodle Kadoodle Primitives (be sure to turn-off your sound when clicking on link)


What’s your favorite camping activity?

Our favorite activity has to be the campfires!  What goes best with a campfire?  We enjoy chatting with family and friends, smokey food, corny songs and making memories! Tell us yours below…Gotta go find more fire wood!

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Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake

A show-stopper cake for your patriotic summer celebration! Courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Summer by the Lake

Summer childhood memories by the lake.  What are yours?

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Nail Art: American Flag

For this Mani-Monday, I knew the perfect nail art to share with you…The American Flag! It’s so much fun to paint. The American flag is popping up everywhere in fashion at the moment…t-shirts, shoes, shorts. You may as well add nails to that list! In this tutorial I used Tip Top Nail Chic Nail Build


Nail Art: Patriotic Stars & Stripes

This Americana Stars and Stripes nail design, would be flashy fun for any USA holiday, especially when you want to get your Patriotism on! See the below, easy to follow video, by Hannah Rox Nails: Sport the Red, White and Blue, Flockers! Happy Mani Monday!!

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5-Minute Strawberry Ice Cream

5-Minute Strawberry Ice Cream

2 ½ cups frozen strawberries ½ cup sugar 2/3 cup whipping cream In a food processor (or blender), combine the frozen strawberries and the sugar. Process until the fruit is roughly chopped — the mixture will look dry and chunky.

Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

Crispy oven-baked zucchini fries with a spicy dipping sauce! A lightened up appetizer or side dish that will be on the table in less than 30 minutes! Ingredients 2 medium sized zucchinis (peel or don’t peel, totally up to your

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

One big ooey gooey peanut butter oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips, baked in a cast iron skillet and topped with creamy vanilla ice cream! Ingredients 1¼ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup old fashioned oats

Bourbon Peach Hand Pies

Bourbon Peach Hand Pies

There’s a bit of fussing with this recipe–chill, then cut, then chill, then roll, then chill, then fill, then chill again–but trust me when I say it is worth it. There’s a reason this is one of my favorite pastry

Easy Southern Banana Pudding

Easy Southern Banana Pudding

Ingredients 3 cups  cold milk 2 pkg.  (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding 30  NILLA Wafers 3  bananas, sliced 1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed Directions BEAT pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min. ARRANGE half the wafers on bottom

Nail Art: Pink Hottie

Nail Art:  Pink Hottie

If you’ve ever wanted that bright neon Barbie™ pink color for your nails, you’re going to want to buy the Pink Hottie from Milani. Luckily, this is readily found at most drug stores. I must admit, this was a surprise favorite,

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Bread

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Bread

The beauty of this recipe is that it looks impressive, but it’s actually quick to fix. In fact, it takes longer to defrost the spinach than it does to assemble and bake the bread! Roll out a Pillsbury® pizza crust

Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce

Oh my gosh, this decadent, deep-dark fudgy, bittersweet sauce, will take you back to your childhood.  It taste exactly like my Grandma used to make for the local diner in our one horse town. I’ve been searching for this recipe

Mediterranean Pepper Salad

Mediterranean Pepper Salad

Ingredients 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup cold water 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 a red onion, cut into a 1/2-inch dice (use less if your onion is huge) 3 bell peppers, your choice of colors

Easy Canada Day Cake

Easy Canada Day Cake

The name says it all; the cake looks like the Canadian flag except much more delicious because the maple leaf is make out of sliced strawberries.  The cake is easy to make using store-bought pound cake and Jell-o; it actually