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Keep it sweet in the heat

By Ashleigh Noyes
Tribune Columnist

With my due date creeping right around the corner, my husband swamped with work due to the lack of moisture in the area, and the 4th of July only a few days away, I am trying to plan like crazy. However, as most people know, when it comes to babies and timing, you can never plan it! So I have been trying to just chug along and keep planning day by day until all the upcoming events unravel.
With things as busy as they are in life in general, I am keeping things simple this year, but still have some fun ways to involve the kids in some fun baking for the holiday. I came across this recipe while I was searching for a good ice cream recipe at I changed it a little from the original, to better meet the liking of my kids, but I think any kid (or adult kid like the one in my house) won’t be able to resist these sweet treats. Happy 4th of July.

4th of July Sandwich

6 ounces vanilla chips
1 tablespoon shortening
4 ice cream sandwiches
Red, white and blue sprinkles
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Quickly dip ice cream sandwiches partway in melted vanilla chips; coat with sprinkles. Place on prepared baking sheet and freeze. Enjoy once your treats are set! Eat them quickly because in this heat they will melt right out of your hand.