Jul 4, 2020

Blueberry Pie for the 4th of July

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Blueberry Pie  (Perfect for the 4th of July)

Ingredients:
Crust
2 cups flour
12 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into pieces
2 tablespoons heavy cream, chilled
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, chilled (This little ingredient is key to the perfect crust)
2 tablespoons ice water

Filling
4 cups blueberries ( I use Organic-taste better and no pesticides)
2 tablespoons lime juice (use fresh if you can)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Assembly
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon heavy cream

Directions:
For the crust: In a food processors, pulse the butter and flour until it resembles a coarse meal. With the processor on, slowly add the cream, vinegar, and ice water until the dough begins to hold together. Press the dough into a rough ball, then transfer to a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough a few times until smooth. Flatten dough into a disk. Wrap disk in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

For the filling: Toss blueberries with lime juice, sugar, flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, and vanilla in a bowl. Set aside.

For the pie: Preheat oven to 375°F. Set aside 1/4 of the pie dough. Roll the rest out on a lightly floured surface into an 11″ round, then fit it into a 9″ pie plate. Transfer filling to pastry bottom and scatter the 3 tablespoons of butter over fruit. Roll the remaining 1/4 of dough out on the lightly floured surface and cut out shapes for the top. Place on top of filling. Brush crust and cut-outs with 1 teaspoon cream. Bake until pastry is deep golden (cover edges of crust with foil if browning too quickly), 60–70 minutes. Set pie aside to cool for several hours before serving.

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Jul 1, 2014

Easy Peasy Party Fave….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

The smores post from Monday was a huge hit-so many clicks on the web which just confirms my notion that people LOVE smores. Bearing in mind that everyone loves a summer treat that is yummy and easy to serve I thought best to highlight one more suggestion for your upcoming July 4th soiree just in case “someone” doesn’t want chocolate?! It’s sooo easy to prepare, looks cute as can be and handles well! Watermelon on a stick.    I knew you would love it!

(Image courtesy of a Pretty Place in the Suburbs BlogSpot) 

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Jul 1, 2013

Nailed It…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Let’s face it a Glamour Girl just can’t escape the trend of wearing red white and blue during the fourth of July. I found this picture on Facebook and in terms of the 4th they totally Nailed it!

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Jun 28, 2011

When Red-White & Blue Beckons You.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

It’s here. The little window of opportunity that arrives each year when you can be sporting red, white and blue combos and it’s considered  FASHIONABLE.  This patriotic time frame usually starts in the U.S. of A. …approximately seven days before the fourth of July and ends immediately after the last firework hits the air-(somewhere around 12:01 A.M. on the fifth of July). After that, you best consider putting the red, white and blues to bed until Labor Day,(and then it’s fineto until next May and Memorial Day ).

 The fourth of July has it’s own dress code, where fashionestas everywhere flock to wear a frock with color reference to the American Flag. Don’t ask me why… but I have a feeling that the “Spirit of Betsy Ross,” may be involved…” (Just a thought). So.o.o.o. as the fourth of July arrives in the next few days and you find yourself searching for something red white and blue to look fashionable on you, remember that “Stars and Stripes may be Forever,” but looking like an American flag is best reserved for ONE DAY  ONLY…Maybe that’s why they call it…. Independence Day????

American Flag Cardigan availabel at www.farfetch.com by Curve $285.00

 

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