Happy 4th Of July!

cake-003.jpgEveryone have a safe, but fun holiday.

I know it’s a little late for this, but Here are some great recipes for the 4th of July.

I always make this incredibly yummy 4th of July Poke Cake:

1 box (18.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding in the mix.

1 box strawberry gelatin

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup cold water

1 box (4-serving sz) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix

1/3 cup milk

1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed.

1 cup fresh sliced strawberries

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1. Heat oven to 350. Prepare cake mix as directed on box using water, oil, and egg whites; bake in 13×9 inch pan. Cool completely.

2. Pierce cooled cake with fork at 1/2 inch intervals. In medium bowl, stir geletan and boiling water untildissolved. Stir in cold water. Carefully pore mixture over entire surface of cake. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until serving time.

3. In large bowl, mix pudding mix and milk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Arrange strawberries and blueberries on top of cake to resemble flag. Store in refrigerator.

I’ll post a picture, as soon as it’s done. It’s in the cooling stage right now.

Here’s a heartwarming story about a KC Guardsman home from Iraq in time for the 4th.

On a sad note, we’ve already had our first 4th of July casualty, in the KC area.

Seriously, be safe tonight, folks.