Independence Day

Is it just me or do y’all love July 4th as much as I do? It’s just a fun summer holiday!

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I had to jump over to the blog and share some of my favorite July 4th desserts!! If you have that friend/ family get together coming up this week, these desserts are perfect to take with you! I love being festive on holidays!!

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Red, White, and Blue Bundt Cake

Two years ago, I made Mix and Match Mama’s Red White and Blue Bundt Cake recipe! This is me, two years ago, in the kitchen, getting my baking skills on!

Ingredients:

1 box of white cake mix
2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups water
 4 eggs
2 cans vanilla frosting
Red food coloring
Blue food coloring
Red, White and Blue sprinkles to garnish
Directions:
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with electric mixer.  Divide the batter between three bowls.  In one bowl, add 7-8 drops of red food coloring and stir.  In the second bowl, add 4-5 drops of blue food coloring and stir.  Pour the red cake batter in the prepared bundt pan first.  Spread out evenly over bottom of pan.  Next, pour the white batter over the red and carefully spread it on top.  Finally, pour the blue batter on top of the red.  Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes.  Then, invert the cake onto a serving plate to finish cooling.
To make the frosting, divide both cans of frosting between three microwavable bowls.  Microwave one bowl of white frosting for about 15 seconds.  Drizzle frosting over entire cake.  Next, microwave another bowl 15 seconds.  After it’s microwaved, stir in a few drops of red food coloring.  Drizzle red frosting over and around the white frosting.  Finally, microwave the third bowl of frosting and then add in your blue food coloring.  Drizzle the blue frosting over the red and white.  Top with sprinkles.
I took this to a family get together and everyone loved it!
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Red, White, and Blueberry Pudding Pie
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Last year, I made Mix and Match Mama’s Red, White, and Blueberry Pudding Pie recipe!
It was SO good, yet SO simple!
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of crushed Nilla Wafers (about 20 or so)
6 tablespoons of melted butter
1 (3 oz) box of instant vanilla pudding
1 cup of milk
1 (21 oz) can of strawberry pie filling
Whipped Cream or Cool Whip
Fresh blueberries to garnish
Directions:
To make the crust:
Crumble your Nilla Wafers directly over your food processor.  Pulse the crumbled cookies until they are fine.  Add in your melted butter and pulse until it’s all combined.  Remove the mixture and pat it inside the pie plate.  Make sure you pat it up the sides as well as across the bottom.  Freeze about one hour before filling.
OR you can make this recipe even easier by buying a pre-made crust pan!

To make the filling:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk your dry vanilla pudding mix and milk about two minutes.  Whisk in your strawberry pie filling until just combined.
Remove your crust from the freezer and pour the strawberry pudding mixture down over the top.
Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours up to 2 days.
Remove from fridge and garnish with a little whipped cream and some fresh blueberries.

I love love love this recipe!

Mix and Match Mama seriously has the BEST recipes!! Check out her cookbooks!

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If y’all have any quick, easy, dessert recipes that I should try for July 4th this year, let me know!!

I’ll be back on the blog later this week! We are headed to the lake Wednesday morning!! What does everyone else have planned? Have a great holiday week!

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Before I go, I have to give a big shout out to this girl who was born on Independence Day!! We celebrated her birthday last week with a sweet group of girls and hibachi! I don’t know what I’d do without this chick and the humor she brings to every conversation LOL! Happy Birthday Brittany!!

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