I made that Flag Cake a few years ago to take to a 4th of July Party, and what a job it was, all from scratch, creating different layers, then putting it all together. It took a few hours and once it was cut open at the party it was gone in 10 seconds flat! I am not sure if a few hours should equal 10 seconds? But anyway it was delicious and fun to see the kids’ faces when they saw it was a flag inside. If you are like me, you do not plan your menu until the day before the big feast, if you do, I don’t want to hear it. Here are a few things from around the web that looked delicious to me for the big Independence Day Celebration this week.
I have been following Amy Casey for a long time and her recipes have never let me down. She is a personal chef who creates the most personalized menus for her clients that I have ever seen. I wish she lived closer, because I would hire her in a second! Amy’s Mini Texas Sheet Cakes are her go to for huge family potlucks, and great for chocolate lovers.
Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer always shows us easy ways to decorate for the Holidays. White dishes, items from the Dollar Store, tea lights, and a few other RW&B touches, your party will look so snazzy!
Now here is a very cute and simple idea that can be made by the kids for the kids- Patriotic Cones. I have really enjoyed following Cathy of Noble Pig over the last 4 years. I have watched her and her family start a winery in Oregon from the muddy ground up! What a dream come true for them. Such hard work, but Cathy and her family have forged on to create the very successful Noble Pig Winery.
Another Berry Patriotic Food from Steph over at Plain Chicken. These cute little strawberries are very simple to make! Here is another yummy dipped strawberry recipe- Coconut Cream dipped Strawberries.
Foodalogue is the site I come to when I want to travel, eat well and beautifully, and enjoy grown-up, sophisticated dishes. Those with small children can identify with wanting to eat “grown-up” more often than we get to do. Joan travels far, but is able to bring the world into her South Florida kitchen and wow us with her unique creations. The biggest thing I have learned from following Joan for the last 4 years is to always add finishing touches. I love her statement, “a meal isn’t finished just because it’s cooked!” Joan’s “Cool” Watermelon Soup with Cilantro Drizzle is a wonderful way to add big flavor to your 4th of July feast.
When all these potlucks, picnics, and BBQs pop up during this time of year, it can be tough for some of us who are trying to stay on track. The folks at whole9life, Dallas and Melissa to be exact, have put together this delicious I-can-do-this-thing! menu for Independence Day mealtime enjoyment. The Whole 30 Fourth of July menu really caught my eye with Melissa Joulwan’s Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad and her Deconstructed Chopped Gyro Salad. These must be made! Are you someone who is lives Gluten-free and has difficulty at picnics? Try my friend Diane from The Whole Gang’s Gluten-free Picnic Roundup. Her Guaco Tacos are brilliant!
Do you have a favorite 4th of July treat that you would like to share? Go ahead and share the link in the comments section below.
Also. Never forget.