Category Archives: Summer/Summer Holidays

Veggie Potato Salad

Potato Salad is a favorite summer side dish of mine, and I wanted to try adding veggies to it—it’s always nice when you can work in some extra veggies to your food! I had an old potato salad recipe I had clipped from a magazine that had some veggies in it, so I modified that and added even more veggies to come up with this Veggie Potato Salad. I really like it and it’s filled with so many veggies, you could serve it as a light lunch on a bed of lettuce!

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Patriotic Brownies

Here’s a super-simple desert for the 4th of July—Patriotic Brownies! Everyone loves brownies and these are even more yummy because they’re topped with frosting and fresh strawberries and blueberries! The brownies are from a mix with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (or pecans) added in. Or, you can make your favorite homemade brownie recipe. Likewise, these are frosted with ready-made frosting, but you can use your favorite homemade vanilla or cream cheese frosting recipe instead!

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Patriotic M&M’s Cookie Bars

I was wanting to make some cookie bars with M&M’s and since it’s so close to the 4th of July, I thought I might as well make them patriotic! So I used mini red, white, and blue M&M’s and some fun sprinkles, and theses Patriotic M&M’s Cookie Bars turned out so colorful and yummy! They are thick and chewy and very chocolatey, because they also have some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips mixed in. If that sounds like too much chocolate (is there such a thing?), you can always leave out the mini chocolate chips.

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Remembering our Heroes

May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free. —Sgt. Major Bill Paxton

Today we remember and honor our fallen heroes…those who sacrificed their lives serving our country and protecting our freedom. To them we owe so much!

Photo: Todd Trapani on Unsplash

Patriotic Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

For a fun red, white, and blue dessert, make these Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches! They’re super easy to make, and they come together in minutes (you should freeze them for about an hour, though, before serving)! They’re so fun and colorful, and all you need to make them are store-bought mini ice cream sandwiches and some red, white, and blue sprinkles—how easy is that?! It’s a great treat for kids, but everyone will enjoy these!

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