Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

I made a couple dishes to celebrate the 4th of July for a pre-4th of July cookout last night.

My standard Red, White and Blue Cookie Cake....

To make this....
-shape some slice and bake sugar cookie dough into a rectangle and cook it  (it will take longer to cook since it's one big cookie)
-mix together a brick of cream cheese with some powdered sugar (1/2-1 cups)
-then mix in a half a small tub of whipped topping
-spread it over the cooled cookie and then top with red and blue berries

Caprese Salad Skewers...

To make-
-marinate cherry tomatoes and mini mozzarella balls (bocconcini) in a little bit of olive oil, garlic salt and red pepper flakes (for a couple hours)
-then thread halved tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and fresh basil leaves onto wooden skewers
-drizzle with sea salt, pepper and  balsamic vinegar

Happy 4th of July!


bmellisen said...

The caprese salad stick things were by far the best caprese salad item that we had at the cookout. I like the little mozzerella balls. I enjoy all your cookie cakes, maybe you should make them for other holidays. Happy 4th.

Jenni said...

Now I'm even more sad that I missed the cookout/ turkey smoker.

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Girl, powdered sugar + cream cheese + fruit = love in my book. The skewers look great too. Why wasn't I invited to your party? ;)

$hanzie said...

HARSH B!!!! I made a twist on caprese salad for the cookout too and I thought it was quite tasty.... seriously, it was good.... it was cherry heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella balls, salt and pepper, and pesto..... well I enjoyed it and there wasn't a lot left so I feel like other people at least semi liked it. :(

Gene said...

The cookie cake and skewers were awesome. Actualy everything at the cookout tasted great.