Flag Pizza

Flag Pizza

What’s better than pizza? A patriotic flag pizza, of course! Baked in the shape of a flag with pepperoni slices for stripes and purple potatoes for the sky, you’ll find yourself saluting with every slice.

 

Prep: 20 mins    Cook: 40 mins    Total: 1 hr    Servings: 8    Yield: 8 servings

 

Ingredients

 

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and slice potatoes into 1/4-inch rounds.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Unroll the refrigerated pizza crust and spread it out in the baking sheet to fit to the edges. Brush the crust with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden and slightly set, about 7 minutes.

  • Arrange pepperoni slices on a paper towel-lined, microwave-safe plate. Microwave pepperoni on high until heated through, about 30 seconds.

  • Spread Alfredo sauce over the baked crust; top with Italian cheese blend. Arrange potato rounds in the top left corner of the pizza, forming the blue portion of the flag. Brush potatoes with remaining olive oil. Place mozzarella ball halves on top of the potatoes to resemble the stars of the flag. Arrange pepperoni slices, slightly overlapping, in rows across the pizza to resemble the stripes on the flag.

  • Bake pizza in the oven until the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

 

Nutrition Facts

463 calories; protein 18.1g; carbohydrates 36.1g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 55mg; sodium 997.8mg.

 

 

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Cedar Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon

This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I’ve ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

 

Ingredients

 

Directions

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  • Soak the cedar planks for at least 1 hour in warm water. Soak longer if you have time.

  • In a shallow dish, stir together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to one hour.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place the planks on the grate. The boards are ready when they start to smoke and crackle just a little.

  • Place the salmon fillets onto the planks and discard the marinade. Cover, and grill for about 20 minutes. Fish is done when you can flake it with a fork. It will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill.

 

Nutrition Facts

678 calories; protein 61.3g; carbohydrates 1.7g; fat 45.8g; cholesterol 178.6mg; sodium 981.2mg.

 

 

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4th of July Painted Placemat & Napkin

4th of July Painted Placemat & Napkin

Hello all, are you excited for the upcoming Fourth of July? It’s one of my favorite holidays, I love the food and patriotic traditions!  Some years we host a party since we have a fantastic view of the local fireworks show from our front yard. In other years we’ll visit someone else’s home. This year my parents are hosting and we’ll spend the day poolside and then do the traditional fireworks observation at night.

I got crafty this year playing off Old Glory’s red and white stripes and white stars on a blue background to create a fun place setting. I partnered with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Brand to create a striped painted placemat and accompanying star spangled napkin, embellished with a fireworks inspired detail on top.

To recreate you’ll need red placemats, blue napkins, white craft tape, ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape; a roller, artist’s paintbrush, tray for paint, star punch from a craft store, and red pipe cleaners (not shown).

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Here’s the simple step by step:

First grab yourself some red placemats (I found these at Kohls) but you can also find similar versions at discount retail stores. Mark of the placement of your future stripes and use the tape to create the stripes lengthwise.

step 1a

step 1b

 

Two to three coats of white craft paint gives you a nice stripe, pull back the tape when the paint is dry.

 

step 2

 

step 3

 

I created a stencil with the tape and a star punch, make sure you turn the tape upside down and carefully pull tape through the punch to create an adhesive stencil that will stick to your napkin. Add the stars with white paint and a small artist’s brush.

 

step 4

 

step 5

 

Twist four red pipe cleaners make a fireworks inspired napkin holder.

pipecleaner fireworks napkin holder

 

Sprinkle stars made from the hole punch on top of the placemat for a unique Fourth of July place setting.

4th of July Painted Placemat

Oh, and speaking of the Fourth of July, I wrote about even more fun & festive ways to celebrate over at BH&G!

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4th of July Breakfast

4th of July Breakfast

Wouldn’t it be fun to wake up on the 4th to a delicious and healthy 4th of July Breakfast like this? I saw this idea last year on Back to Her Roots and knew my family would just love this fun breakfast toast.

And talk about easy! All you need to make this patriotic toast are blueberries, jam, bananas and your favorite toast. PS… this would also be PERFECT for Memorial Day or Labor Day.

 

4TH OF JULY BREAKFAST

  • 2 sliceds of toast
  • 2 TB strawberry or raspberry jam
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries

 

Directions

  1. 1. Spread 1 TB of jam on each piece of toast. Arrange blueberries and banana slices on toast to from a flag. Enjoy!

 

 

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DIY July 4th Banner

DIY July 4th Banner

The Savvy Nana 4th of July DIY Banner

With only a few more weeks until the 4th of July, it’s time to start planning your celebrations.

Hi, it’s Tonya again and I’m sharing a simple do-it-yourself banner that’s perfect for hanging above your food station, on your mantel, or along the windows to decorate your home this 4th of July.

Supplies needed:

  • burlap
  • scrap paper
  • twine in two colors
  • hole punch
  • scissors

 

My burlap came in ready-cut rectangles, but if you have a large sheet or strip, cut it into even sized pieces.

Cut a triangle into the bottom of one piece of burlap. Using that piece as a template, cut the remainder so they are all the same.

Cut a piece of the scrap paper into a similar shape, only smaller. Again, use this first piece as a template to create the others.

Place the paper on top of the burlap, and then using the hole punch, punch two holes into the top.

DIY July 4th Banner

Cut small pieces of twine in one color and tie the paper to the burlap.

DIY July 4th Banner

Using the second color of twine, thread through the holes of each piece of burlap until all of the pieces are joined together.

DIY July 4th Banner

And there you have it, a red, white, and blue banner ready to hang for your 4th of July celebrations.

how to make a red white and glue banner for DIY July 4th Banner

Have you started planning your 4th of July celebrations yet?

These banners also look great hung on your own fences, strung from the outdoor lights and displayed above your buffet table or wherever you happen to be serving the meat. Throw a few mini flags in there and refer to it as done!

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4th of July Patriotic Pinwheels for Cricut & Silhouette

4th of July Patriotic Pinwheels for Cricut & Silhouette

4th of July Patriotic Pinwheels for Cricut & Silhouette – Savvy Nana

Summertime is in full swing here in Northern California! And summer always means outdoor parties, barbecues, swimming, and of course, the 4th of July!

If you’re throwing a 4th of July party, why not cut out these cute decorative pinwheels in red, white, and blue? The red and white pinwheels have stripes, and the pinwheel has stars. Grouped together they make a patriotic centerpiece, or line your driveway with them to welcome your guests.

4th of July Patriotic Pinwheels for Cricut & Silhouette

 

Patriotic Pinwheels styled as a centerpiece. Get the free SVG/DXF cut files for these decorative patriotic pinwheels! Delicate cut-outs made using your Cricut Explore make these star-spangled pinwheels a hit at any 4th of July party.

 

Patriotic Pinwheels Supplies + Tools

  • Red, white, and blue paper (I like the Stardream Metallic series from Paper-Papers.com)
  • Small brads
  • Wooden dowels
  • Hot glue gun / hot glue
  • Cricut Explore or other cutting machine

 

Patriotic Pinwheels Directions

They are designed to be cut on a Cricut Explore or Silhouette Cameo. If you’re new to the world of cutting machines, start here: What is the Cricut Explore Machine and What Does it Do?

Cut out each pinwheel — red, blue, white. Unassembled, they look like this:

Unassembled patriotic pennant.

 

Carefully bring the holes along the outside edge (one on each side) toward the center hole. Thread a brad through all five holes and open the clasp so the whole pinwheel holds together. Glue the wooden dowel on the back to complete each pinwheel. These are just decorative (they don’t spin), though you could use a tutorial like this to create a version that will spin.

 

4th of July Patriotic Pinwheels for Cricut & Silhouette

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Note: DIY patriotic projects to create using your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines. 4th of July is going to be extra festive with your simple projects.