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Patriotic Pound Cake

Patriotic Pound Cake

This Patriotic Pound Cake post is sponsored by Sara Lee.

Looking for a patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th? Go with this Patriotic Pound Cake from www.drugstoredivas.net.

I love Memorial Day. It’s so meaningful to me. My grandpa served in the US Army and that’s how he met my grandma. If not for his time in the service, I wouldn’t be here.

But I am very lucky that Memorial Day isn’t for him. My grandpa made it out alive. I celebrate my grandpa on Veteran’s Day and I remember those soldiers and servicemen and women who were lost in battle.

For so many people, though, Memorial Day is a three-day weekend filled with BBQ’s and patriotic treats. And that’s fine too. You do you. If you’re looking for a patriotic treat, check out our Patriotic Pound Cake.

Patriotic Pound Cake

What You’ll Need:

  • Sara Lee pound cake
  • One strawberry per slice
  • Whipped cream
  • White chocolate
  • Blue edible glitter 

What You’ll Do:
Looking for a patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th? Go with this Patriotic Pound Cake from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Cut the tops off strawberries, then cut them in half.

Looking for a patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th? Go with this Patriotic Pound Cake from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Dip two-thirds of the strawberry in melted white chocolate.

Looking for a patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th? Go with this Patriotic Pound Cake from www.drugstoredivas.net.

While the chocolate is still warm, dip the bottom third of the strawberry into the edible glitter.

Looking for a patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th? Go with this Patriotic Pound Cake from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Spray whipped cream onto the slice of pound cake.

Top the whipped cream with the strawberries and enjoy.

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Patriotic Pound Cake
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Ingredients
  1. Sara Lee pound cake
  2. One strawberry (per slice)
  3. Whipped cream
  4. White chocolate
  5. Blue edible glitter
Instructions
  1. Cut the tops off strawberries. Cut them in half.
  2. Dip two-thirds of the strawberry in white chocolate.
  3. Dip the bottom third into the edible glitter.
  4. Spray whipped cream onto the slice of defrosted pound cake.
  5. Top the whipped cream with the strawberries and enjoy.
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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

If you want the perfect summer salad, try this Mango Salsa from www.drugstoredivas.net. It goes with all your summer meals and is perfect for backyard BBQ's.It’s summer, which means I just want to eat everything light and fresh. And give me all the fruit. Well, not all of it because I’m allergic, but give me all the fruit I can eat. Like mango. Give me all the mango. I love it so much that I actually made a Mango Salsa as a side for our dinner the other night. It was so delicious. I would eat it every night.

Mango Salsa

If you want the perfect summer salad, try this Mango Salsa from www.drugstoredivas.net. It goes with all your summer meals and is perfect for backyard BBQ's.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 mangoes
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pear
  • 1/3 small red onion

What You’ll Do:

If you want the perfect summer salad, try this Mango Salsa from www.drugstoredivas.net. It goes with all your summer meals and is perfect for backyard BBQ's.

Dice the mango and put it in a bowl.

Cube the pear and add it to the mango.

Very finely slice the red onion and put it in the bowl.

Toss. Then squeeze half a lemon over it and toss again. Serve cold.

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25 Boozy Drinks For Summer

25 Boozy Drinks For Summer

Looking for some summer cocktails? You'll love these 25 Boozy Drinks For Summer from www.drugstoredivas.net.Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, which means you’re probably preparing for a ton of upcoming BBQ’s, pot lucks, and dinners outside too. We’re actually preparing for our Memorial Day BBQ right now. I’m putting together the guest list and the menu and, of course,  also planning drinks. Because it’s not a backyard BBQ at this house without boozy drinks for summer. I don’t even drink, but I still have them ready for our guests!

If you’re looking for new drink recipes, you’re in luck. I put together a great list of 25 summer cocktail recipes. Enjoy!

25 Boozy Drinks For Summer

  1. Mimosas
  2. Blood Orange Margaritas 
  3. Mint Melon Sangria
  4. Blueberry Mojito Recipe 
  5. Blue Bomb Drink 
  6. Blood Orange Martini 
  7. Sparkling Citrus Sangria
  8. Pama Lemonade Cocktail
  9. Sweet Sangria
  10. Vodka and Mint Lemonade Cocktail
  11. Summer Breeze Cocktail
  12. Cucumber Watermelon Spatini
  13. Classic Margaritas
  14. Frozen Strawberry Basil Margaritas
  15. Blood Orange Margaritas
  16. Mango Margarita
  17. Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojitos
  18. Sunset Passion Colada
  19. Minty Raspberry-Lemonade Cocktail
  20. Blood Orange Sangria
  21. Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail
  22. Blackberry Vodka Sangria
  23. Strawberry Mimosa
  24. Strawberry Basil Sangria
  25. Blood Orange Margaritas

Which of these recipes is your favorite? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

If you’re looking for more drink ideas, you can always find new recipes everywhere from Pinterest to Kindle books on Amazon. Plus, they can be pulled up on a smart phone while you’re already in the kitchen! Be sure to also pick up a cell phone holder so you don’t have to worry about holding a phone while you’re mixing — and you won’t worry about spilling booze on your phone!


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5 Ways To Save On Food When You’re On Vacation

5 Ways To Save On Food When You’re On Vacation

Vacations can get really expensive. You pay a bunch for airfare or gas to drive to your destination, and then more for a hotel. So the last thing you really want to do when you’re on vacation is open your wallet. You still have to eat, though. But it’s okay. There are tons of ways to save on food when you’re on vacation.

Before you head on vacation, be sure to check out these 5 Ways To Save On Food When You're On Vacation from www.drugstoredivas.net.

5 Ways To Save On Food When You’re On Vacation

1. Pack a cooler.
When I was growing up, we used to go camping every summer, and all the adults would pack coolers with meats to grill, drinks, stuff for breakfast, etc. It was so much easier than spending part of vacation finding a supermarket and going grocery shopping. Plus, you could buy what you need on sale instead of paying full price when you get on vacation.

And you can pack snacks too. I always pack them to travel with because it’s cheaper than buying something at a gas station or the airport.

2. Cook in the hotel.
Certain hotels, like one we stayed in earlier this month, had a full kitchen. Yes, full. There were pots and pans, a strainer, utensils, a stove top, and a dishwasher. If you find a hotel like that, you can bring your own ingredients and cook your meals at home. You can do this if you book an Airbnb too. What’s great about some Airbnb rentals is they will actually leave ingredients for you (that may or may not cost extra to use, so be sure to check that before you open any).

3. Bring your own beer.
Pack a cooler with drinks and beer. That way, you don’t have to buy those at a store, where they’re probably more expensive. And then you can stock the hotel’s fridge with your own beer instead of drinking from  the mini fridge or the hotel’s bar.

4. Breakfast at the hotel.
I’m a big fan of booking a hotel with a complementary breakfast. That way, you can have a meal without paying anything extra. When you’re booking, look for this under amenities. Some will offer a hot breakfast, some a continental, and some won’t offer one at all. If you head down late enough, you may also be able to turn breakfast into brunch. Couple that with an early dinner and you can completely skip lunch, saving you even more.

5. Purchase discount restaurant certificates.
If you’re in an area you don’t know, get restaurant recommendations from the front desk or a local friend. Then, head over to restaurant.com and see if there are any discount certificates for the recommendations. There might not be, but you might find additional suggestions.

Also, be sure to check out the restaurants’ websites to look for any specials that are day or date specific. Then, plan your dinner there for that day.

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake

Looking for a BBQ or pot luck dessert? Check out this no-bake strawberry shortcake recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Strawberry shortcake is such a fun summertime treat. But who really has the time? And, really, you don’t want to bake a cake in the summer either. It’s so hot and humid inside; you don’t want to make it hotter inside by turning on the oven.

You can have strawberry shortcake without baking. I actually made it the other day to bring to dinner, and it was so tasty. Plus, no one knew I didn’t exactly bake it.

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake

Looking for a BBQ or pot luck dessert? Check out this no-bake strawberry shortcake recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

  • Store-bought pound cake
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • Strawberry topping
  • 1 tub whipped topping

What You’ll Do:

Looking for a BBQ or pot luck dessert? Check out this no-bake strawberry shortcake recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Cut the pound cake into cubes and place them in one layer into an 8×8 baking pan.

Looking for a BBQ or pot luck dessert? Check out this no-bake strawberry shortcake recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Spread three or four heavy spoonfuls of strawberry topping over the pound cake.

Looking for a BBQ or pot luck dessert? Check out this no-bake strawberry shortcake recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Reserve three strawberries. Cut the rest into slices, then spread those slices over the strawberry topping.

Cover the entire cake with the whipped topping.

Looking for a BBQ or pot luck dessert? Check out this no-bake strawberry shortcake recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Slice the three reserved strawberries in half, then place them in the center of the cake.

Chill until it’s time to serve. When it’s time, you can easily scoop this with a spoon and serve into bowls.

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake
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Ingredients
  1. Store-bought pound cake
  2. 1 pint strawberries
  3. Strawberry topping
  4. 1 tub whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Cut the pound cake into cubes and place them in one layer into an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Spread three or four heavy spoonfuls of strawberry topping over the pound cake.
  3. Reserve three strawberries. Cut the rest into slices, then spread those slices over the strawberry topping.
  4. Cover the entire cake with the whipped topping.
  5. Slice the three reserved strawberries in half, then place them in the center of the cake.
  6. Chill until it’s time to serve.
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20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes

20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes

Looking for new Pasta Dishes? Check out this great round up of 20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes from www.drugstoredivas.net. Sure to make dinner fun again!

We make a lot of pasta for dinner. Part of its appeal, honestly, is that it’s cheap, but it’s also insanely versatile. You can make so many different things with pasta. Pasta salad, spaghetti, ramen, too … it’s all some sort of pasta dish.

If you like making pasta dishes, but you’re tired of the same old recipes, you’re in luck. We put together a list of 20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes that are sure to please any pallet.

20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes

  1. One Pot Sausage Pasta
  2. Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli
  3. Spaghetti with Pancetta & Broccoli
  4. Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta
  5. Poblano Mac and Cheese
  6. Chicken Penne Pasta
  7. Mediterranean Feta & Shrimp Pasta
  8. 30 Minute Caprese Pasta Skillet
  9. Skinny Spinach Mac and Cheese
  10. Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
  11. Lemon Pasta Recipe
  12. Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Pasta
  13. Summer Pesto Pasta
  14. Easy 30 Minute Pasta Bake
  15. Quick and Easy Baked Ravioli
  16. Lightning-Fast Cheesy Three-Pepper Ravioli with Italian Sausage
  17. Farfalle with Green Beans and Pecans in Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
  18. Kale Pasta
  19. Weeknight Baked Ziti
  20. Linguine And Clam Sauce

Which of these recipes is your favorite? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

If you’re looking for more pasta ideas, you can always find new recipes everywhere from Pinterest to Kindle books on Amazon. Plus, they can be pulled up on a smart phone while you’re already in the kitchen! Be sure to also pick up a cell phone holder so you don’t have to worry about holding a phone while you’re cooking!


Follow Lisa Sokolowski @ Drugstore Divas’s board My Recipes on Pinterest.