Category: July 4th

National Flag Week: Long May She Wave!

This week is National Flag Week with June 14th, Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States, paying tribute to the banner that weaves us together and waves above us all. Americans are encouraged to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag, so I’m waving the flag from the archives :)…

Patriotic Pretzel Popcorn Crunch

Patriotic Pretzel Popcorn Crunch is a sweet & salty combination of white chocolate covered popcorn, pretzels, nuts, red and blue milk chocolate candies. Quick and easy to throw together at the  last minute for July 4th holiday snacking! I found Snyder’s Patriot-Shaped Pretzels at the grocery store~ limited edition patriotic pretzels in the shapes of…

Long May She Wave Patriotic Tablescape

A Stars & Stripes Salute~ In a centerpiece and a book for the coffee table~ in celebration of the American flag for Independence Day!  I found a copy of Long May She Wave for $9.99 at a bargain outlet last week. I’m pledging allegiance to shop for books there more often. :) “From one of the world’s leading graphic designers…

Patriotic Dressing~ Potting Shed

I dressed my Potting Shed in   Red, White & Blue in celebration  of Independence Day! Caladiums are sprouting from a red liner in a window box~ And we’re Pledging Allegiance to the Flag~ Flags are flying in a pot of  red verbena, white petunias, and blue lobelia (a ready-refill from Lowe’s), inside an olive bucket. The pot…

Berry Caprese Bruschetta

Berry Caprese Bruschetta is a perfect summer appetizer with berries in season. . . Perfectly Patriotic too with the red, white & blue from the strawberries, mozzarella and blueberries! I adapted Southern Living’s recipe for Strawberry Caprese Salad to celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry! The addition of the blueberries adds a little sweetness and color just in time for your…

Three Cheers for the Red, White, & Blue!

With July 4th approaching, here’s a recap of some patriotic  ideas and Red, White & Blue treats for your Independence Day Celebration! Click on the links to revisit or for a taste :) A Star-Spangled Celebration Land of the Free Lemonade A refreshing combination of pureed watermelon & lemonade~ garnished with watermelon stars and blueberries. What So Proudly…

Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

 Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler was in the Lazy Day Cobbler section in last year’s July issue of Southern Living Magazine. I was too lazy to cobble one together last year, so I made Almost Red Velvet Berry Cobbler instead. :) It was definitely on my list of summertime favorites  to make this year, so with Memorial Day and the kick off…