Daily Archives: July 2, 2010

Fourth of July Food For Kids

This is a long holiday weekend and sometimes we tend to forget kids are involved as well. Not all of us have our own kids but we have family and friends who do. So check out this great little e-book of food and snacks for the younger generation. It’s got easy and kid-friendly recipes that even the big kids will love!

Sample Recipes:

4th of July Fruit Kabobs

• Bananas • Strawberries • Large Fresh Blueberries • Kabob Skewers

Slice bananas into large chunks. Alternate fruit on skewers Serve immediately

Pretzel Sparklers

• Long rod pretzels • White chocolate, melted • Sprinkles (red, white and blue) or star cake decorations

Melt the white chocolate. Dip the pretzel rod halfway into the melted chocolate then sprinkle the sprinkles over the wet chocolate. Lay on waxed paper or place in a cup to dry.

Popsicle Rockets

• Red juice (red raspberry, cherry, cranberry) • Blue juice (blue Kool Aid, Gatorade, blue raspberry) • White juice (lemonade, coconut juice drink) • Red string licorice for fuse • 3 oz. paper cups • Popsicle Sticks

Line up several 3 oz. paper cups on a baking sheet. Pour 2 tablespoons of red juice into each cup. Freeze 2-3 hours until firm-slushy. Remove from freezer and poke a Popsicle stick into the center of each cup of juice. Add 2 tablespoons of white juice and freeze 2-3 hours. Remove from freezer. Top off with blue juice and freeze 1-2 hours until slushy.

Remove from freezer and insert a 2 or 3-inch string of licorice into each Popsicle. Freeze until hard. Peel off paper cups to serve.

So click on the Flag below and you can download a free recipe book!

And don’t forget to check my website as it grows! www.cucinadiandrea.com

Independence Day Martini

This is a really cool looking martini. The blue portion is Hpnotiq liqueur. It’s a wonderful tasting liqueur but you have to be very careful when drinking it. Make sure you will not be driving or operating heavy machinery. This is no joking matter. People have been known to do really dumb things “On Hpnotiq”. For instance, jumping into a pool and forgetting to take the keyless remote for the car out of your pocket. Several hundred dollars later….It is really tasty though. It does look a little like windshield washer fluid but sure goes down nice and smooth. So have a safe and happy July 4th!


2 ounces Hpnotiq Liqueur

1 ounce citrus vodka

Splash lemon-lime soda

coconut curl for garnish



Shake all ingredients (except the Grenadine) with ice, strain into a martini glass and slowly add a touch of grenadine. Garnish with chopped coconut.

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