THE VILULA TEA GARDEN was a little tea room in my memories...ladies wearing white gloves and pretty hats; soft and mended old linens on the tables; and heirloom roses in crystal vases....lovely.

July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Here's a Fourth of July Recipe for you:


  • 1/2 (15 ounce) package pretzels, crushed
  • 1 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine crushed pretzels, melted margarine, and 1/4 cup sugar. Press mixture into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, and 1 cup sugar. Pour over pretzel crust.
  5. In a large saucepan, combine boiling water and strawberry-flavored gelatin; bring to a boil. Stir in frozen strawberries. When it begins to thicken, pour over cream cheese filling. Serve.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 468 | Total Fat: 28.7g | Cholesterol: 22mg


  1. Happy 4th back at ya!!
    How's the puppy?

  2. he's almost back to normal...thanks for asking! xxx





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