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Summer Picnic

Posted by on 7/1/2014
The Fourth of July is almost here and nothing is more American than a picnic! Pack up your family, head to the lake and share a day of laughter and fun. We have all of your picnic necessities at Monograms, Markings and More to make it easy! Start with a small market tote, fill it with the lobster hand towels, gingham utensils, beverage chiller and yummy treats (try one of our favorite recipes below!) Then, pack the red chevron cooler, cover it with ice and hit the road!

Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
by Snappy Gourmet

Prep time: 20 mins 
Total time: 20 mins 
Serves: 24 stuffed strawberries

1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Amaretto (or 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract)
12 large strawberries, cut in half
¼ cup finely chopped almonds (or graham cracker or cookie crumbs)
72 small blueberries

In a small bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, sugar, and Amaretto (or vanilla or almond extract) until well combined.
Spoon filling into a small ziploc bag, seal bag, and cut off one corner of bag. Pipe filling on top of each strawberry half.
Sprinkle almonds (or graham cracker/cookie crumbs) on top of filling. Top each strawberry half with 3 small blueberries. Store in refrigerator.

SNAPPY TIPS: Instead of a small ziploc bag, you can use a pastry bag with desired tip or use a spoon to top strawberries with filling.