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Want a quick, fun, yummy treat to serve at your Memorial Day barbecue? How about homemade cinnamon sugar pita chips? I promise your guests will love them!
CINNAMON SUGAR PITA CHIPS
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 3-4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 stick of butter at room temperature
- 2 pita
- 1 pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut each pita into 8 slices.
Combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of salt in a small bowl. Mix until creamy.
Spread the mixture on top of each slice and in the middle.
Bake for 12-15 minutes checking often. The longer you bake, the crispier they will get.
Enjoy, and Happy Memorial Day!!
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Wanessa from WCC Designs created this great set. I love the mix of patterns and the rough-around-the-edges feel.
The collection includes: drink labels, mini party circles, party menus, invitations, a food table sign, blank tent cards and pennant flags.
Take a look at how fun these look...
Thank you, Wanessa, for another one of your fabulous collections.
Check out these parties for more Memorial Day inspirations.
I think strawberry shortcake (with blueberries and lemon zest) is the perfect summertime dessert because it's so fresh and light.
You can prepare almost everything beforehand, then just as you're ready to serve it, either whip up some fresh whipped cream or pull out a can, and you can put these desserts together in seconds. Or better yet, set up a strawberry shortcake "DIY bar" and let your guests make their own.
I promise, these are super easy and absolutely delicious! Here's how you do it...
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced thin
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/8 cup sugar + 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick cold butter, sliced
- 2/3 cup half-and-half + 1/8 cup half-and-half
- White sanding sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a bowl, gently mix strawberries and 1/8 cup sugar. Set aside. The longer this sits, the more strawberry juice it will make.
In a food processor, pulse together flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons sugar, and lemon zest.
Add cold butter and continue to pulse until the mixture looks like cornmeal.
Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture, and pour in 2/3 cup half-and-half.
Mix gently with a spatula or wooden spoon. Be careful not to overmix. It should be sticky.
Pour the sticky dough onto a lightly floured surface. Turn it over a couple of times until the dough comes together. Pat it out so it's 3/4" thick.
Cut out 8 round 3-inch biscuits.
Place biscuits on a Silpat or parchment. Brush the tops with the remaining half-and-half and sprinkle with white sanding sugar.
Bake for 12-18 minutes or until the biscuits have risen and are nice and brown.
While they are cooking, you can make your own fresh whipped cream. It's easy and takes five minutes...
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Place empty bowl and beaters in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill. Beat cream with added sugar and vanilla until the whipped cream makes peaks. Don't overbeat or you'll end up with butter. :)
Once the biscuits have cooled, either cut/break in half, or use one whole biscuit as the bottom and one whole biscuit as a top. Add strawberry mixture, blueberries, and top with whip cream. Serve immediately and enjoy!
If you make some, please send a photo to jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to show off what you do!
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Hope your Memorial Day is sweet!
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It looks easy and only takes about an hour.
For the Topping:
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the baking dish
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup chopped almonds
- 4 cups blueberries
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish or eight 6-ounce ramekins (if you are using ramekins, double the filling).
- Make the topping: Whisk the cornmeal, flour, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Stir in the almonds. Work in the butter with your fingers until evenly moistened.
- Make the filling: Toss the blueberries, granulated sugar, flour and lemon juice in a bowl.
- Transfer the filling to the prepared dish or ramekins and dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Squeeze handfuls of the crumble mixture and scatter on top of the fruit. Bake until golden and bubbly, 40 to 45 minutes.
- Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. (Oh, I desire!)
Also, if you need any fun free Memorial Day printables, check out these festive party circles.
I love these posts. Two people sent me photos of how they used our printables at their parties. I can't tell you how happy this makes me!
This photo was sent in by Rachel F who used our free graduation printables designed by Tea Party Designs. The polka dot cupcake liners are a nice touch.
This photo was sent in by Cook, Make and Laugh who used our free Memorial Day printables designed by Amy Mattes Designs. What pretty burgers. :)
Thank you for sending.
If you use our free printables, please send photos so I can post them!
Memorial Day is right around the corner, so here are some free party circles Amy of Amy Mattes Designs designed for us in a jiffy to give away! Thank you, Amy!
These would work great at all your outdoor BBQs, decorating your burgers, hot dogs, cupcakes, treats... really anything. Get creative, and please send photos to jillian (at) catchmyparty.com. I'd love to show off what you do.