4th of July
Red, White and Blue
Parfaits
Martha Stewart' s  Photo
Fast option: Use red jello
and yogurt or whipping
cream and top with
blueberries and
raspberries or sliced
strawberries.
Ingredients
Serves 6
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 store-bought pound cake (12 ounces), cut
into 3/4-inch-thick slices
1 bar (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese,
room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups fresh blueberries (three 1/2-pint
containers), rinsed and dried
3 cups fresh raspberries (two 6-ounce
containers)
Directions
Make lemon syrup: In a small saucepan,
bring 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and 1/4
cup water to a boil over medium heat, stirring
to dissolve sugar. Let cool completely, then
brush over both sides of cake slices. Quarter
each slice.
With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese
with remaining 1/3 cup sugar on high speed
until lightened. With mixer on medium speed,
gradually add heavy cream in a steady
stream; continue beating until mixture is light
and airy (mixture will be like a very soft
whipped cream).
Arrange half the cake pieces in the bottom of
a 2-quart serving dish. Spoon half the
cream-cheese mixture over cake in dollops;
spread to sides of dish. Scatter half the
blueberries and raspberries on top. Repeat
layering with remaining cake, cream-cheese
mixture, and berries, piling berries in the
center.
Cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1
hour and up to overnight.
Red, White and Blue
Trifle
Martha Stewart
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Napkin Ring How-To
You will need a 15-inch-long piece of
1/2-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon for
each napkin ring. To begin, make a
series of 1/2-inch accordion folds in
the ribbon, holding them in place as
you go. Push a threaded needle with a
1-inch tail through the gathered folds,
along the bottom edge. Holding on to
both ends of the thread, carefully slide
the folds into the shape of a circle.
Before closing the circle, tie the ends
of the thread into a knot, snipping off
any excess. Glue the ends of the
ribbon together with fabric glue to
create a full circle with a small hole in
the middle. Thread 4 inches of
covered elastic through 2 holes of a
button, and tie the ends into a knot.
Glue the button to the center of the
bottom side of the burst.
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