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There are few things in the world with the ability to unite a country divided the way the Olympics can. Watching our athletes march onto the field, the court or the ring as the national anthem plays can make any one feel a little bit patriotic. It also serves as a reminder about the spirit that makes America so wonderful. Especially as the Olympics chase the heels of Labor Day weekend.
While we’re all feeling just a little bit patriotic, it’s also a good time to be mindful of things that make America great. When we choose to buy American-made products, we’re deciding to invest back into ourselves. Did you know if every American spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made products, it would create almost 10,000 new jobs. And, if every builder used just 5 percent more U.S.-made products, it would create 220,000 jobs. By purchasing American made products the proceeds a recycled through the U.S. economy, creating jobs, paying wages and being reinvested back into the economy.
It’s a win-win situation for everyone, just like my ‘winning’ No Bake Red-White-and-Blueberry Tartlet.
No Bake Red-White-and-Blueberry Tartlet
- 30 Filo Cups
- 8oz Mascarpone Cheese
- Strawberries Cleaned and quartered
- 1c chilled heavy whipping cream
- 2tbs SPLENDA Granulated
- To Make Whipped Cream:
- Chill mixing bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Combine cream, sugar and vanilla in chilled bowl and whisk on high for about one minute ONLY until peaks form.
- Fold together Mascarpone cheese and whipped cream.
- Spoon it into a piping bag.
- Pipe filling into Filo Cups.
- Top with one strawberry quarter and blueberries.
- Keep chilled until ready to serve.
Where I would normally use sugar to make my whipped cream topping, I decided to make a Sweet Swap by swapping it out for SPLENDA® Granulated with the Made in America packaging in an effort to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.
SPLENDA® Sweetener Products are proudly made in America and now through labor day they’re celebrating that status with special Made in America packaging.
Tips for Cooking & Baking with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products
You can use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products for all kinds of cooking and baking, but especially when used to sweeten in recipes. Just make sure to follow the conversion instructions, as it does not always convert cup-for-cup for sugar. It works really well with citrus to enhance the flavors and does a great job in baked goods like cookies and cakes!
SPLENDA® has a ton of Sweet Swaps to help people like me figure out ways to reduce regular sugar in their diets, you can check out a ton of Sweet Swap ideas here.
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