Hidden Flag Cake

How do you celebrate 4th of July? Some people put together patriotic outfits. Many watch fireworks of some kind.¬†And I’d venture to guess that everyone who celebrates 4th of July does it with food. Hamburgers and hot-dogs. Coleslaw and potato salad. Desserts with strawberries and blueberries. There are so many options! This is not a story about any of those. This is the story about a humble cake whose insides reveal an awe-inspiring surprise.
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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

I don’t know about you, but the way I pick out most fruit is by look and smell. If it smells like a pineapple, it’s probably ripe. If the strawberries and bright red and smell sweet, they’re probably great! This week I learned that looks and smells can be deceiving. But you know what they say… when life hands you underwhelming strawberries and you have a lemon in the fridge… make strawberry shortcake cookies!
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Chocolate Walnut Ginger Biscotti

As it gets colder outside, there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a warm drink. Hot chocolate… hot apple cider… or my favorite– hot tea. In the morning, during the work day, or for a treat after dinner, a giant mug of hot tea is just perfect. And of course, for the times you need a bit more of a treat, all you need to do is pair the tea with some biscotti. Biscotti goes really well with tea, especially if you are a dipper like me. Because it’s baked twice, biscotti is a dryer cookie so it can hold up to the tea without disintegrating too much.

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