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Celebrate Independence!

by Desi Sowers

Festive Independence Day Desserts!

by Desi Sowers

One of the best things about summer is getting to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family.  July 4th parties are filled with food, fun and laughter, but they aren’t complete without a spectacular, patriotic dessert!  Here are some delectable dessert ideas for your 4th of July celebration: (click on the links for recipes)

PATRIOTIC WHOOPIE PIES

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It only takes about twenty minutes to create these yummy treats! 

PATRIOTIC TRAIL MIX

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Enjoy dessert all day with this delightful trail mix!

PATRIOTIC RICE KRISPIE TREATS

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Who doesn’t love a rice krispie treat?  Add a little icing and some sprinkles to create this wonderful red, white and blue confection…simple enough for even kids to do!

FIRECRACKER CAKE

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Nothing says “Happy 4th of July” like fireworks!  This firecracker cake will add a perfect spark to your July 4th festivities!

NO BAKE SUMMER BERRY ICEBOX CAKE

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Too hot for you to bake?  Don’t despair!  This cool confection will please the masses with fresh berries and cream! 

STRAWBERRY BLUEBERRY YOGURT POPS

For a simple treat that is healthy and easy to serve, make these adorable little yogurt pops!

Serve one (or more) of these treats at your 4th of July celebration and you are sure to impress your guests!  Happy Independence Day!

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the New River Valley area, let experienced professional Realtor Desi Sowers assist you with all of your real estate needs.  Visit her Website or call her at 540-320-1328.

Happy 4th of July!

by Desi Sowers

Today we celebrate freedom
thanks to those who came before.
Those brave men who fought and died
in each and every war.
Freedom always comes at a price,
And while we celebrate
We should tip our hats to the heroes
who made our country great. 

Patriotic Produce!

by Desi Sowers

With July 4th approaching, I have red, white and blue on my mind.  Celebrate independence with patriotic, healthy fruits and veggies!

Eggplant

Not only is it tasty as vegetarian entree, it has also been proven that eggplant helps prevent age-related mental disorders and improves memory!

Bosc Pears

These sweet treats are fat-free and filled with nutrients. They make a great, sodium free snack on the go, but can also be used in yummy recipes.

Blood Oranges

This delectable, rouge infused fruit has a lot to brag about! Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, it also contains anthocyanins which help protect the body from cancer.  And that’s not all…they also make some unique and flavorful cocktails!

Beets

Beets can leave stains behind, but their benefits far outweigh that little inconvenience.  They serve as a pro-liver blood purifying agent, a high source of energy, and a natural toxin cleanser. And…they make amazing salads!

White Nectarines

The profusion of Vitamin C in white nectarines helps build a resistance against infections.  This luscious fruit tastes amazing too! Their delicate flavor compliments both savory and sweet recipes, so you can be really creative with them.

Radishes

This red, crunchy root vegetable does all the work for you: it eases digestive stress, keeps viral infections at bay, and has even been known to sooth a sore throat.  They are mostly eaten raw in salads, but they are a delicious addition to recipes as well.

Purple Asparagus

Ok…it’s not technically blue, but it is your #1 source of vitamin A, so we’re going to count it! Similar in appearance to other varieties of asparagus, it is actually less fibrous and therefore more tender.  It also has a sweeter taste and when cooked develops flavor notes of artichoke, barley and almonds.

Plums

Again…a little more purple than blue, but plums have so many healthy benefits they have to be included here.  Plus, they taste heavenly! Plums are the bowel regulator of the fruit community.  They also boost bone health and neutralize cell-damaging free radicals, providing you with sharper memory.  They are convenient to carry as a quick, fresh snack…but you will really love them in a delicious dessert!

Parsnips

This pale cousin to the carrot is a root vegetable that contains a treasure trove of dietary fiber which helps to reduce obesity and blood cholesterol levels.  They are sweet like the carrot, but contain more starch and have and earthier, nutty taste.  High in vitamins and minerals (especially potassium), they also contain antioxidants.  They can be eaten raw, but are especially appetizing cooked in recipes.

 

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Desi Sowers, Associate Broker,
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1344 N. Main Street
Blacksburg VA 24060
Phone: (540) 320-1328

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