If you're like me, holidays have a way of sneaking up on you: Memorial Day?! Wasn't it just Halloween?!
Then comes the horrible realization that you have to throw together some kind of celebration involving food at the last minute. Food that you have to prepare, most likely, because it's too late to call ahead and order a platter of anything.
Don't stress if you find yourself in that unprepared position this weekend. Memorial Day is the easiest holiday to fudge, since no one expects cookies baked from scratch or turkey and stuffing. Here are a few super easy ideas that will make it look as if you actually planned ahead.
Ready? Here we go...
And now, a "real" recipe:
Stars and Stripes Cake
Hint: Make this cake as close to dessert time as possible, and keep it refrigerated so the whipped cream doesn't melt.
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