Scones or aka Fry bread
Ideas for a Side
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Southern Chicken with 7-Up in a crock pot
If your family is anything like mine, the 4th of July is a big deal. It’s also an outdoors and on the move kind of day, meaning that you need snacks that are easy, portable and fun. I decided to do a spin on the kebobs that are a summer staple by using fruit and marshmallows instead of meat and veggies.
What you’ll need –
Fun, refreshing and really pretty simple to make once you get the hang of the candy melt. They are an eye catching and unique way to celebrate Independence Day.
Caramel Apple salad ~ use fresh apples
Refreshing Red, White and Blue July 4th popsicles
Honey Garlic Chicken ~ Crockpot recipe
4th of July recipe ~ Peeps and Fruit kabobs as red, white and blue treat
The 4th of July tends to be a HOT day here in Idaho and we are always looking for a cool treat to make the day special. These Red, White and Blue Pudding Pops are quick and easy and just make you feel patriotic looking at them. You can make them ahead of time too, so you’re not stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun.
In separate bowls combine 2/3 cup boiling water with each gelatin. Stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved.
Pour Gelatins into 2 separate containers approximately 8 inches by 4 inches. You can use rectangle resealable container or a loaf pan. Be sure to lightly oil or spray to ease the unmolding process.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Cut gelatins into ¼ inch cubes.
In a large bowl whisk the milk and Pudding mix together.
Gently stir in the gelatin cubes. Don’t over mix or the gelatin color will start to run.
Spoon into freezing container of your choice. Popsicle molds, 3-5 oz. Paper cups, Ice cube tray. If you use plastic I recommend lightly oiling or spraying to help remove from the mold.
Insert a handle of your choice. You can buy Popsicle sticks. You can also use a plastic spoon or fork or several tooth picks bunched together.
Freeze a minimum of 4 hours.
When I was little I was addicted to sugar…but now that I am an adult I am more excited about a good salad, than dessert. But this recipe is one of those that still makes me want to eat the whole pan, I LOVE them!
Start out by smashing one package of graham crackers ( not the whole box just one of the clear packages inside).
Once you get the crackers all smashed up, put in the bottom of a 9X13 pan pour one stick of melted butter on top.
Take a fork and make sure the cracker crumbs are well coated with butter.
Then press down in a flat even layer in the bottom of the pan.
Place in an oven at 350 degrees for 12 min this will create a crust.
While still hot out of the oven pour one can of sweet and condensed milk ( not evaporated).
Pour in a thin even layer over the whole crust.
Top with what ever you like, I use about 1/2 a cup of the following
While still hot place back in a 350 degree oven and bake for another 25-35 mins till edges are golden brown. Let cool at least 30 mins…..and enjoy
This is what Matt and I did to the pan in ONE night……I am telling you this is one of my favorites! Hope you enjoy them too.
We all have our “weak spot” I can pass up most desserts… but put me near a caramel apple and I am willing to fight for it. So this recipe for Caramel Apple Salad is one of my favorites for sure. I might also be guilty from hiding the left overs in the very back of the refrigerator where my children can not find it. So I can enjoy it, with a big ole spoon in my pj’s later that night (hey don’t judge me lol).
You will need
In a bowl whip the buttermilk and the dry pudding mix. Once mixed fold in the Cool Whip, then stir in the apples and candy-bar pieces. Cover then chill for at least an hour. You can garnish with a a few pieces of candy-bar and apples. Grab a big spoon and enjoy!
Thanks to my Mother inlaw for this recipe, she has made it for years and it is a family favorite for sure!