Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rounding Up 4th of July Favorites!


Next week, those of us in the United States will be celebrating our
country's birthday with fireworks, hometown picnics and plenty
of red, white and blue! 
In this week's Recipe Round-Up, we're asking for your recipes
that you'll be fixing to treat friends & family. They can be patriotic colors
or they can just be a dish Independence Day gatherings are never without.

So tell us...

What are YOUR favorite RED, WHITE & BLUE recipes?
Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!

    Perfect for any summertime get-together, here's a pie they'll all love from our cookbook, Summer in the Country . For even more from this book, visit our Menu of the Week!
Summertime Strawberry Pie
This family favorite was shared with us by Christina Hubbell from Jackson, Missippippi...thanks, Christina!
M5611 qt. strawberries,
    hulled and divided

1 c. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
3-oz. pkg. cream cheese,

9-inch pie crust, baked
Garnish: whipped cream
Reserve half of the biggest strawberries, set aside. Put remaining strawberries, about 1-1/2 cups, in a blender. Process until smooth. If needed, add water to puréed berries to equal 2 cups; pour into a small saucepan. Add sugar and cornstarch; bring to a boil, stirring, for one minute. Remove from heat; cool. Spread cream cheese in bottom of pie crust; arrange reserved berries on top, pointed-end up. Pour cooled strawberry sauce over top. Refrigerate for 2 hours. To serve, top with whipped cream. Serves 6 to 8.

Even if you don't have a blog to link below, tell us about YOUR recipe in the comments or, if you have a moment, share it with us on our website!

Link up your RED, WHITE & BLUE recipes below 
and, if you're joining this hop, link back
here by using the handy button below.

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Come back this SUNDAY to see which linked recipe were the favorites of our blog readers...we'll tally up the "likes" on Friday. Add yours and YOU could be featured!
(Next week, we're taking a week off from Recipe Round-Ups...come back
on Wednesday, July 11th to see what the next theme will be!)

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