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Friday, June 23, 2017

4th of July Firecracker / 15 Minute Friday

I have another fun treat for 4th of July today! This little treat is so simple to make, and quick too!
4th of July Firecracker 
(printable recipe at end of page)

Cooking Spray
Clear plastic shot cups from Dollar Tree
3 colors of Candy Melts~red, white, and blue
Red licorice strings
Scotch Tape

Spray cooking spray into each cup. Use a paper towel to spread a light layer all around the cups.
Spoon melted red candy melt into each cup. Fill 1/3 of the way up.
Let set up.
Once the red layer is set hard, add the white layer. Fill the next third of the cup with the white candy melt.
Fill the final third of the cup with the blue candy melts. Take one of the licorice ropes and pull one strand from the rope. Cut it into thirds. Once the blue candy melts are poured, place one end of the licorice into the center of the cup. Let it fold over, and tape the end to the cup. Let blue layer set up.  
Cut licorice to resemble wicks. They can be tall or short. I like the tall ones, but I think all of them are cute! Remove candy from cups by putting very slight pressure on side and bottom of cup. It will release itself quickly. Celebrate! 

Thanks for stopping by today!



4th of July Firecrackers

INGREDIENTS:


  • Cooking Spray
  • Clear plastic shot cups
  • 3 colors of Candy Melts~red, white, and blue
  • Red licorice strings
  • Scotch Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Spray cooking spray into each cup. Use a paper towel to spread a light layer all around the cups.
  2. Spoon melted red candy melt into each cup. Fill 1/3 of the way up. Let set up.
  3. Once the red layer is set hard, add the white layer. Fill the next third of the cup with the white candy melt.
  4. Fill the final third of the cup with the blue candy melts. Take one of the licorice ropes and pull one strand from the rope. Cut it into thirds. Once the blue candy melts are poured, place one end of the licorice into the center of the cup. Let it fold over, and tape the end to the cup. Let blue layer set up.
  5. Cut licorice to resemble wicks. They can be tall or short. I like the tall ones, but I think all of them are cute! Remove candy from cups by putting very slight pressure on side and bottom of cup. It will release itself quickly.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Marshmallow Flags! / #15 Minute Friday

I am always excited for the 4th of July! It's one of my favorite holidays! I love what it stands for, and I love celebrating it with family and friends! 
Today's 15 Minute Friday is a quick and simple Marshmallow flag that would be fun to create with little ones. They also make cute decor for your festivities, and the perfect thank you gift for your guests!
Marshmallow Flags 
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 bag Bright White Candy Melts
Square Marshmallows
Red, White and Blue Straws
Assortment of red, white and blue sprinkles, jimmies, and shapes


Melt candy melts according to package directions. They melt great in the microwave, and are perfect every time.
Insert a straw into a marshmallow so it resembles a flag. Using a paintbrush that you only use for candy and cookie decorating, paint a small square in the corner, and attach the stars. Paint two stripes across the flag.
Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles across the flag. Let dry. Then turn over to remove the excess sprinkles.
Do the same thing for this flag, using one star and the hearts. Just go crazy with your imagination! There are so many ideas that are simple and quick!
Here are some different stripe ideas.
Some stars and a bunch of sprinkles.
Squares and hearts.
Thanks for joining me today for 15 Minute Friday! 

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Marshmallow Flags

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 bag Bright White Candy Melts
  • Square Marshmallows
  • Red, White and Blue Straws
  • Assortment of red, white and blue sprinkles, jimmies, and shapes

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Melt candy melts according to package directions. They melt great in the microwave, and are perfect every time.
  2. Insert a straw into a marshmallow so it resembles a flag. Using a paintbrush that you only use for candy and cookie decorating, paint a small square in the corner, and attach the stars. Paint two stripes across the flag.
  3. Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles across the flag. Let dry. Then turn over to remove the excess sprinkles.
  4. Just go crazy with your imagination! There are so many ideas that are simple and quick!
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops / #15 Minute Friday


Today I have some quick and easy Red, White, and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops to share with you! There is absolutely nothing difficult about these fun holiday lollipops, and everyone will love how cute and festive they are!
 Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops
(scroll down for printable recipe)
(makes 6)

6 large Marshmallows
1 Cocktail pick for each lollipop
Red Frosting Tube
Blue Frosting Tube
2 Decorating Tips (Wilton #3)
Patriotic Nonpareils or sprinkles
Candy Stars

Here are the marshmallow squares and a pick for each one.
 Attach the decorating tips to each tube of icing.
Use  a rolling pin to flatten the marshmallow. You will have to roll several times on each side. Place the star on the marshmallow to make sure it fits. If not, roll again. Place the rolling pin on the cookie cutter and roll back and forth. Doing this will help you cut the marshmallow with a clean cut.

Pour the sprinkle into a small bowl. Dip the cut edges of the marshmallow into the sprinkles. The cut edges are sticky and the sprinkles will adhere nicely. Add a cocktail pick to each star.
 
Start adding 1 color of frosting squiggles to each star. Then add the second color.
Add the nonpareils or sprinkles, and some stars. Place on a tray and cover with plastic until ready to serve!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

 

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Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Lollipops

INGREDIENTS:

6 large Marshmallows
  • 1 Cocktail pick for each lollipop
  • Red Frosting Tube
  • Blue Frosting Tube
  • 2 Decorating Tips (Wilton #3)
  • Patriotic Nonpareils or sprinkles
  • Candy Stars

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Attach the decorating tips to each tube of icing.
  2. Use a rolling pin to flatten the marshmallow. You will have to roll several times on each side. Place the star on the marshmallow to make sure it fits. If not, roll again. Place the rolling pin on the cookie cutter and roll back and forth. Doing this will help you cut the marshmallow with a clean cut.
  3. Pour the sprinkle into a small bowl. Dip the cut edges of the marshmallow into the sprinkles. The cut edges are sticky and the sprinkles will adhere nicely. Add a cocktail pick to each star.
  4. Start adding 1 color of frosting squiggles to each star. Then add the second color.
  5. Add the nonpareils or sprinkles, and some stars. Place on a tray and cover with plastic until ready to serve!
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Last Minute Memorial Day Ideas


 

There is still time to get some recipes and crafts together for Memorial Day! Celebrate and have a fun holiday!


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Memorial Day BBQ Ideas

About the time you are reading this, you are either very calmly getting together your Memorial Day menu ideas and recipes, or you are beginning to quickly panic, as you realize Memorial Day is less than a week away! Which is why I put together this cookout round up. This round up features recipes linked up this past week, at the Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!, that can help you with your holiday plans. There are side dishes, desserts, chicken, burgers, and even veggie burgers, plus some Backyard BBQ Decor Ideas!  So, take a look, don't worry, and have fun!


Click on the recipe below:

Roasted Garlic Ranch Chicken Burgers

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

8 Pasta-Tively Delicious Salads

Lemon Raspberry Themed Desserts

How To Make Coleslaw

BBQ Rub

Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Backyard BBQ Decor Ideas

Patriotic Pound Cake

Shredded Chicken Recipe



Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have some new ideas that will work for your Memorial Day celebrations!


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Round~Up of Red, White and Blue Treats

This round up of Red, White and Blue Treats has a little bit of something for everyone! I love red, white and blue treats all year round, but they are especially fun to celebrate with during the summertime.  With Memorial Day coming up this week, and the Fourth of July, mid summer, I hope you will find something you can use to help you celebrate in style! Have Fun!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Freedom Stars!

I love the 4th of July, don't you? I love the picnics, the family time, the games, the fireworks and of course, the food! But my favorite thing is that we are celebrating this wonderful country we are lucky enough to live in. So what would be better to eat on this day than Freedom Stars! They are red, white and blue rice krispie treats cut into stars. Simple, sweet and pure American!
 Freedom Stars