Tag Archive for 4th of July

gracie’s fruit pizza with homemade butter cookie crust

~ gracie’s fruit pizza ~ Gracie has been making more and more masterpieces in the kitchen ever since taking home-ec this past spring. She made the beautiful fruit pizza pictured above, and made the crust from scratch. It’s not just pretty, it’s absolutely delicious. We enjoyed ours with tall glasses of fruity iced tea! Check…

macaroni picnic salad

This is sort of a combination of Knott’s Berry Farm’s Pea Salad and Minnesota Macaroni Picnic Salad. I decided to mix it up…and ended up with the best macaroni salad I’ve ever had. If I do say so myself. And I do 😉 ~ macaroni picnic salad ~ 1-16 oz. package elbow macaroni  3/4 cup…

oreo and heath ice cream pie

~oreo and heath ice cream pie~ “Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.” – Baron Justus von Liebig Gracie requested this ice cream pie in lieu of a birthday cake this year. It really…

amish oven fried chicken & gravy

~Amish Oven Fried Chicken~ This is an easy, amazingly delicious, recipe for Amish oven fried chicken. It’s full of flavor, crispy, and the drippings make the best gravy on the planet. It’s wonderful hot or cold. We love this served with fresh tomato salad, macaroni salad, buttery country biscuits, and peach pie for dessert! Now…

pretty melon salad + mint & lime

  This is a healthy, refreshing summer dessert. We served it to our dinner guests last night and everyone loved it! Simply use a melon baller to create melon balls OR cube your favorite kind of melon. I used half of a small, seedless watermelon, half of a honeydew melon, and half of a cantaloupe.…

coney island hot dogs

Invite your friends and family over for game day or to watch a beach flick, and serve Coney Island Hot Dogs… also known as “Red Hots.” These are such a crowd pleaser and they’re so easy to make! Be prepared to share this recipe with your guests. There are never any leftovers. This can easily…