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BLUEBERRY MOUSSE CUPS broken chocolate, perfect RED WHITE and BLUE dessert for the 4th of July1BLUEBERRY MOUSSE CUPS

Everything about this dessert is delicious…including the cup! The dessert cups are made with white chocolate and are filled with a light, refreshing blueberry mousse. Topped with a little whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, this red white and blue treat is perfect for Independence Day. If you have chocolate cup molds, by all means use them; if you don’t, a yogurt cup or a half-pint sour cream container will work well. Cut the thick rim from the top of the yogurt cup for best results, and cut the top half off of the sour cream container. Candy melts found in the cake decorating section of craft stores work very well. The cups in the photographs used white candy melts with colored “star bursts”…perfect for the Fourth.

BLUEBERRY MOUSSE CUPS broken chocolate, perfect RED WHITE and BLUE dessert for the 4th of July

BLUEBERRY MOUSSE CUPS

  • Makes 6
  • 12-16 ounces white chocolate or candy melts
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin (a scant tablespoon)
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Blue food color (optional)
  • Maraschino cherries for decoration

BLUEBERRY MOUSSE CUPS broken chocolate, perfect RED WHITE and BLUE dessert for the 4th of July

1. In a small microwavable bowl, melt chocolate. Begin by heating for 30 seconds, stir, and continue heating at 10-15 second increments, stirring often. White chocolate will scorch easily, so stop heating when you can still see small pieces. Stir until melted.

2. In a chocolate cup mold or small plastic food container (like a yogurt or half-pint sour cream container) put a couple of tablespoons of chocolate in the bottom. Roll the chocolate around the mold until it is coated, bringing it to within 1/4-inch from the top. You may need to add a little more chocolate or use the back of a spoon to coax it around evenly. Immediately put the container in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. The white chocolate is easiest to work with if it isn’t too warm. If it gets too thick to work with, return it to the microwave for 10 seconds and stir well.

3. Remove container from freezer. If you can see spots that haven’t been covered well, touch them up with a little more chocolate and freeze briefly to harden.

4. Holding the container upside down, gently roll it between the palms of your hands. The chocolate cup should easily drop out of the mold. If it doesn’t, freeze for a few more minutes or try pulling the top edge of the container away just a little bit from the chocolate, and tip it over again. Press very gently on the bottom.

5. Carefully trim the top edge of the chocolate cup with a sharp paring knife or vegetable peeler, if desired.

6. When all cups are finished, set aside.

7. In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine the berries, sugar, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to keep berries at a gentle simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. While the berries are simmering, in a very small bowl or ramekin, combine 1 tablespoon water and the gelatin. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to soften the gelatin.

9. Microwave the gelatin mixture for 5 seconds. Stir. Repeat 2 more times. Gelatin should be liquid and a little foamy. Immediately add to the hot berry mixture and stir well.

10. Set the pan containing the berry mixture into a shallow bowl of ice water to cool quickly. Stir occasionally until mixture is very thick.

11. In a medium bowl, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Remove a small amount of whipping cream for topping the finished cups, and set aside. Add the berry mixture gradually to the bowl of whipped cream, beating constantly.

Blueberry Mousse Cups 7 beat berries and whipped cream together

12. The mixture will be purple. If you want a red white and blue dessert, you’ll need to add blue food coloring at this point.

13. Spoon into white chocolate cups, dividing the mixture evenly. The mousse will thicken quickly in the cups. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with a little whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

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Lemon Glaze Icing, quick and easy recipe

Easy Lemon Glaze Frosting Recipe:
Nothing makes a house smell better than freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest! Did you know that you can easily clean a smelly garbage disposal with a lemon? It’s true! Just slice it and toss it in your disposal and flip the switch. It will leave your disposal clean, and your kitchen smelling great! Today we are going to use a lemon for an even great purpose… Lemon Glaze Icing!

Here’s what you need:
3 tablespoons of lemon juice (I prefer freshly squeezed)
Zest of 1 lemon
¾ cup  powdered sugar

How you make it:
1. Put everything in a mixing bowl and whisk together! It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Lemon glaze is the perfect addition to vanilla buttercream cupcakes, strawberry frosted cupcakes, and fruit salad!

Easy Lemon Glaze Frosting Recipe
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (I prefer freshly squeezed)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Put everything in a mixing bowl and whisk together! It doesn't get much easier than that!
  2. Lemon glaze is the perfect addition to vanilla buttercream cupcakes, strawberry frosted cupcakes, and fruit salad!

 

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Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

Keeps in the refrigerator for 2 months!

 

Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

Matts, Mom is a wonderful cook and always trying new recipes.  She  made Fresh Cucumber Salad that you keep in quart jars in the refrigerator.  They will keep for 2 months!!!!  I loved them and wanted to share this tasty recipe with you! The original recipe was found on Lesley’s Recipe Archive.

You will need

  • 2 quart jars
  • 7 cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers sliced thin (about 7 large dills)
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 cup sliced red peppers
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp mustard seed

Mix cucumbers, onions, peppers and salt; set a side
Put vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard seed in a pot and bring to a boil
Remove from heat and let cool for one hour
Pour mixture over cucumbers
Put in jars and store in refrigerator
Will keep up to 2 months

Makes 2 quart jars

Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe ~ keeps in the refrigerator for 2 months
 
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 quart jars
  • 7 cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers sliced thin (about 7 large dills)
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 cup sliced red peppers
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
Instructions
  1. Mix cucumbers, onions, peppers and salt; set a side
  2. Put vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard seed in a pot and bring to a boil
  3. Remove from heat and let cool for one hour
  4. Pour mixture over cucumbers
  5. Put in jars and store in refrigerator
  6. Will keep up to 2 months
  7. Makes 2 quart jars

 

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Fresh Cucumber Salad – good for 2 months in the refrigerator 
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Six Thumbs Up Salad
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Broccoli, Grape, & Sunflower Salad Recipe. I love this light salad perfect for a side or a lunch #Recipe, #Salad, #BroccoliBroccoli & Grape Salad

This is a family favorite at our house. First sign of spring or BBQ season and I start to crave this salad.

Broccoli, Grape, & Sunflower Salad Recipe. I love this light salad perfect for a side or a lunch #Recipe, #Salad, #Broccoli

You will need:

  • 1 large head of Broccoli chopped (about 6 cups chopped)
  • 1 large bunch of Red Seedless Grapes  cut in half (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
  •  1/4  diced red onions

Dressing

  • 2/3 cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons  Rice Wine Vinegar
  •  1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Wash and cut broccoli and grapes into bite sized pieces, add diced onions and sunflower seeds to a bowl.

In a separate bowl, whip dressing ingredients with whisk till smooth.

Pour over the top of salad, mix well.  You can eat right away, or cover and refrigerate till ready to eat.


Broccoli, Grape & Sunflower Salad Recipe #SideDish #Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of Broccoli chopped (about 6 cups chopped)
  • 1 large bunch of Red Seedless Grapes cut in half (about 2 cups)
  • ½ cup Sunflower seeds
  • ¼ diced red onions
  • Dressing
  • ⅔ cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut broccoli and grapes into bite sized pieces, add diced onions and sunflower seeds to a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip dressing ingredients with whisk till smooth.
  3. Pour over the top of salad, mix well. You can eat right away, or cover and refrigerate till ready to eat.

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