A 4th for a Foodie



July 4, 2022

A 4th for a Foodie

On Saturday, I was happily surprised to find that American flags were decorating my neighborhood street.

Happy 4th of July!  

True confessions, first.
 I am on a sugar high, as I pen this July 4th blog post. Yep, its true. In keeping with the patriotic holiday spirit, I set out to immerse myself in various epicurean delights over this festive three-day weekend,
with today consisting of a gargantuan fudgy milkshake served at  The Crazy Mason, Milkshake Bar.  Needless to say, this milkshake gave me my chocolate “fix” for the day! YUM!

This milkshake gave me my chocolate “fix” for the day!

Fortunately, I got to The Crazy Mason early, before its opening time of noon, to beat the crowd.
By the time noon rolled around, a line had begun forming in anticipation of partaking in this delicious milkshake mania.

I got there early, before its opening time of noon, to beat the crowd.  

By the time noon rolled around, a line had begun forming.

Other 4th of July Goodies.

Yesterday, it was Cap’n Crunch French Toast that I prepared, and strawberry Dole Whip at our local snowball stand.  While on Saturday, I dined at a new (to me) restaurant in the area that served up a juicy Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich.  All were delicious additions to my 4th of July celebration!

Red, White, and Blue Cap’n Crunch French Toast
For the recipe, go here.

Yesterday, I enjoyed a bit of strawberry Dole Whip.

I, also, dined at a new (to me) restaurant in the area that served up a juicy
Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich.

I had been craving my Potato Salad since Memorial Day, so.
For the recipe, go here

A Couple of Star-Spangled Desserts

Buster Bar Dessert

If you are a fan of the ice cream chain Dairy Queen , you are familiar with their famous Buster Bar;
Ice cream on a stick, infused with peanuts and dipped in chocolate coating.


Dairy Queen’s famous Buster Bar

This dessert recipe that I share with you, on this 4th of July, is inspired by Dairy Queen’s Buster Bar.
It is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Buster Bar Dessert is inspired by Dairy Queen’s Buster Bar.

Ingredients needed for Buster Bar Dessert


The Recipes

Buster Bar Dessert


Ice Cream Mixture

12-14 ounce package regular Oreos, crushed

1/2 cup/1 stick butter

1/2 gallon-1 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened

12 ounce salted Spanish peanuts


1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup dark chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli, or Guittard)

1/2 cup/1 stick butter

1-13 ounce can of evaporated milk


Combine crushed Oreos and 1/2 cup melted butter.
Press into bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.

Spoon on ice cream, making smooth.

Sprinkle on peanuts evenly.

Place in freezer.

Prepare topping:  combine remaining ingredients in a sauce pan.

Heat until chocolate chips melt.

Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Cool thoroughly.

Pour over ice cream.

Freeze until firm.


Chocolate Waffle Stars

In my ever ambitious plans for this blog post, I had planned to prepare star-shaped Chocolate Waffle Cookies to share with you.  Although, I share the recipe, below, I did not get them made to display.  One day, I will, and add them to this blog post….maybe.  ha

A star waffle maker to prepare Chocolate Waffle Cookies

Chocolate Waffle Cookies



2 squares of unsweetened baking chocolate

1/3 cup butter


3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon vanilla


Cookie Glaze

1 ounce square of unsweetened baking chocolate

1 Tablespoon butter

1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar



Melt together baking chocolate and butter. Stir.

Add the next four ingredients and stir together.

Oil waffle iron, and heat.

Drop about 1.5 Tablespoon batter onto hot waffle iron.

Close waffle iron and “bake” until done.

Cool slightly, and then frost with glaze (below).


Melt 1 ounce square of unsweetened baking chocolate with 1 Tablespoon of butter.

Add 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar, mixing by hand.

A Pair of Movies for 4th of July

Need a good 4th of July movie?  I am watching National Treasure, and National Treasure 2. They are both currently playing on Disney+.

National Treasure and National Treasure 2 are good choices for 4th of July fare.

Made Me Smile  :o)

Five Guys

Speaking of historic days!  A Five Guys opened in my area, and it is delicious as ever!

Firework Oreos

To avoid the chance of an Oreo overdose, I did not purchase these fun Oreos!

Explore related blog posts, below.
Click “here” after the blog title, and enjoy.  :o)

A Yankee Doodle Hilton Head Reunion, July 2019, here.

Minnesota nice=A Very Nice Family Reunion, July 2018, here.

Rice Krispies, the All-American Snack, June 2020, here.

Istanbul in 48 Hours, July 2015, here.

Annette’s Big Family Vacation Scrapbook…Walt Disney World, July 2014, here.

4th of July Food Food Favorites, July 2013, here.

Thank you for reading I’m Annette!

May your days be blessed, and your taste buds happy!



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My souvenir from The Crazy Mason, the Milkshake Bar

Fun historical ice cream fact-First Lady Dolly Madison’s favorite ice cream was Oyster Ice Cream!!!


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4 Responses to A 4th for a Foodie

  1. Jennifer Sharpe says:

    Hmm I think a diet may be needed over the coming days.

    Very interesting.

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. Marjorie Mattson says:

    Made me hungry before I got done reading all that yummy stuff.


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