Thursday, June 30, 2011

Simple Patriotic Foodie Designs

I wanted to share some ideas for adding fun and creativity to your holiday weekend!

My husband is retired from 20 years of military service, and our home is decorated in red, white & blue....all over the place.  Here's just a peek..

I have been given many nice things also. 

I love dressing up food for patriotic holidays too. (It's just a 'given' for this 'Better' Baker I guess!)

This is a simple idea I did a couple of years ago.

I baked a cake mix in a 9" X 13" pan, placed it on a cutting board and after frosting, I used small jelly belly jelly beans to make a flag.  A long pretzel rod makes for a good flagpole.  I used gel in a tube to make the USA.

Give it a try.....or a salute! 

(Hubby and I both get 'decked out' for these special holidays too, and when I've gone into church with my r,w & b scarf, earrings and purse, one of the dear older ladies salutes me. How fun!)

I've also baked a brownie mix in a cookie sheet or a pizza pan - it takes about 13 - 15 minutes to bake.  I topped it with a cream cheese/whipped topping mixture, then decorated with berries.  You can either make the star outline with blueberries or strawberries.  I added some glaze to the berries for one of these fun presentations.

Star Spangled Brownies