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Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

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Are you looking for ways to celebrate this Memorial Day holiday? Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer which is celebrated with BBQ’s, picnics and spending time with family and friends. Make sure to find time this Memorial Day to remember and honor what the day stands for. Here are some great ideas:

  1. Decorate with Flags: Visit a local cemetery and place flags on gravestones of veterans. Don’t forgot to decorate your home with flags to show appreciation for those who have and are serving in the armed forces.
  2. Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance: At 3 pm on Memorial Day pause for one minute and remember those who have and are serving in the armed forces.
  3. Thank a veteran: Have you family visit family members or friends that have served. Listen to their experiences. If you do not have veterans close you can take a moment to write letters.
  4. Attend a parade: Some towns have parades on Memorial Day. You can find information for events on city websites.

Red, White & Blue Cupcakes

 

What you’ll need:

  • Boxed Devil’s Food Cake Mix (with needed ingredients on box)
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Make and bake the cupcakes according to boxed cake instructions. Let cool completely. Beat heavy cream in small bowl until soft peak forms. Slowly add marshmallow creme. Beat until stiff peaks form. Frost or pipe whipped cream mixture onto cooled cupcakes. Top frosting with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Store in fridge until ready to serve.

Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream

Sweet grilled pineapple topped with lime, honey and a scoop of creamy ice cream.

What you’ll need:

  • fresh pineapple, sliced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tbsp shredded coconut
  • vanilla ice cream

Cut the fresh pineapple until 1/2 inch slices. Mix together honey and lime juice and brush onto the pineapple. Place pineapple on heated grill. Cook for a few minutes on each side until grill marks appear. Remove from grill. Once plated top with shredded coconut and scoop of ice cream. ENJOY!

 

Breakfast Burritos on the Grill

Enjoy breakfast burritos all summer long whether you are at home, at a BBQ or camping.

What you’ll need:

  • Burrito size flour tortilla
  • 2 slices of bacon, cooked
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Any other desired fillings

Lightly butter tortilla. Add eggs, bacon, cheese and other desired fillings.  Fold up tortilla and wrap burrito in tinfoil. Cook over fire, bbq grill or skilled for 5 minutes and toasted. Enjoy!

Memorial Day with Ace

Celebrate Memorial Day at Ace with savings on items for your yard, patio grill and home, including 30% off select gallons of paint. Instant savings are available exclusively for Ace Rewards members, including free assembly and delivery on select Weber and Traeger grills, sign up and start saving today! Come see us at our locations in Draper, Murray, Olympus Hills & Sandy.

Ace is your choice for propane at our Draper and Murray locations. RV friendly with easy access, seven days a week for only $2.99/gallon. Look for our flyer in the mail to save $5.00 on Amerigas propane exchange from May 16-June 2, 2018.

 

Design your Dream Doughnut!

Is your child a budding master chef? Do they have a million ideas for new desserts and doughnuts? Now is their chance to bring their doughnut dreams to life. Now through May 29, 2018 we are accepting entries for the third annual Design a Doughnut Contest! Guests 12 and under can pick up an entry form in the bakery to submit their idea. One lucky winner at each location will have their dream doughnut turned into a reality on June 1, 2018 in celebration of National Doughnut Day. Depending on the design, it may even be sold in store! All entries are due May 29.

Don’t forget to visit us on June 1. The first 100 guests in-store will receive a free glazed doughnut!

Design your Dream Doughnut!

Is your child a budding master chef? Do they have a million ideas for new desserts and doughnuts? Now is their chance to bring their doughnut dreams to life. Now through May 29, 2018 we are accepting entries for the third annual Design a Doughnut Contest! Guests 12 and under can pick up an entry form in the bakery to submit their idea. One lucky winner at each location will have their dream doughnut turned into a reality on June 1, 2018 in celebration of National Doughnut Day. Depending on the design, it may even be sold in store! All entries are due May 29.

Don’t forget to visit us on June 1. The first 100 guests in-store will receive a free glazed doughnut!

Design your Dream Doughnut!

Is your child a budding master chef? Do they have a million ideas for new desserts and doughnuts? Now is their chance to bring their doughnut dreams to life. Now through May 29, 2018 we are accepting entries for the third annual Design a Doughnut Contest! Guests 12 and under can pick up an entry form in the bakery to submit their idea. One lucky winner at each location will have their dream doughnut turned into a reality on June 1, 2018 in celebration of National Doughnut Day. Depending on the design, it may even be sold in store! All entries are due May 29.

Don’t forget to visit us on June 1. The first 100 guests in-store will receive a free glazed doughnut!

No-Bake Cheesecake Cups

Warm weather is here to stay! Time to start enjoying sweet summer treats–like these delicious single serve cheesecakes.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tsp. melted butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • fresh strawberries

Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Press into the bottom of single serve containers. You will have enough for 12 single servings. Let chill in fridge for 30-60 minutes. While cooling make cheesecake filling. Beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Slowly beat in sweetened condensed milk until combined. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla. Spoon cheesecake mixture on top of cooled graham cracker crust. Chill for 3 hours. Top with sliced fresh strawberries. Enjoy!