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3 Quick Canada Day Desserts

Let us not eat cake! Three fast and furious desserts for Canada Day dinner that will leave you plenty of time to man your fireworks viewing station. (RECIPES)

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DEAD EASY & QUICK | With forecasters predicating only the slightest possibility of showers on Canada Day, we’re betting you’ll want to get outside on July 1st, not drag around in the kitchen. To the rescue, then, three delicious-beyond-all-reason desserts with almost no prep time—after all, who’s got a minute for laborious productions when there are fireworks to view!

One of our favourite free newsletters, Gourmet.com, recently ran an article right up Frugalbits’ alley: 10 Ten-Minute Dessert Recipes. All the offerings looked interesting, but one, Sweet and Sticky Tortilla Sandwiches, jumped out as the simplest. This recipe calls for just two ingredients, tortillas (we opted for the alternate crepe version (photo above); flour tortillas felt heavy to us) and a filling.  We used Half Moon sweet frozen crepes and Caramella Dulce de Leche (both from Whole Foods). CLICK HERE for the Gourmet.com article.

Graham Cracker Caramel Nut Jobs - Doris CheungAfter their taste (and almost instant preparation), the fabulous thing about these caramel-covered slabs is their pan-generational appeal: sophisticated enough to seduce discriminating adults and gooey-good enough to reel in the children. CLICK HERE for our recipe.

Banana-Ice-CreamInstant homemade ice cream is not an oxymoron. “If there’s one reason to own a food processor, this ice cream is it,” says cookbook author Caren McSherry. “It’s magical—the frozen fruit whirling around while you pour in the cream that transforms instantly into ice cream…this is a slam-dunk dessert.” CLICK HERE for our recipe.

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