Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Some 4th of July Desserts

The "4th of July" is coming this Friday.  It is one of the biggest days of the year for people to be grilling.  It's also the biggest day of the year for consuming "Hot Dogs" in the USA.  This year it's on a Friday, too.  That makes for a great 3-day weekend to have fun.

Many people will have family (or friends) visiting for the long weekend.  Lots of food and beverage will be consumed.  Hopefully, the weather will cooperate during this time and allow for some fun outdoor activities.

I'm not going to talk about grilling or grilling recipes this year for the 4th of July.  I've done that for the past several years.  So you can go back to those blog weeks.  See if any of those recipes or advise might be something you want to try this year.  Of course, there are plenty of other recipes in this blog that would be appropriate and useful for this long weekend too.  So check them all out as you get ready to celebrate the "4th of July" this year.

What I do have for you this year is a couple of dessert recipes.  One is a traditional summer and 4th of July treat.  That is a "Homemade Strawberry Shortcake" recipe.  Yes it is easier to just buy some angel food cake or those little round cakes made just for strawberry shortcake.  But they don't come close to the great taste, presentation or the "Wow" from guests that making your own delivers.  It's a special day so make the food special too.

The other recipe is for "Cinnamon Roll Cake" and it can be more than just a breakfast thing.  My daughter introduced me to this recipe.  As you can see, it was a big hit with me or it wouldn't be on the blog.  Yes, it is absolutely a great dish for any breakfast.  And with company you'll need to have some breakfast dishes to satisfy those guests.  However, this recipe works as a very good dessert for other meals as well.  Just serve it warm with a little ice cream over it and everyone will be asking for seconds.

I'm keeping it short today as I start planning for the long weekend too.  So have a great "4th of July" and "Happy Cooking" until next week.

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