Category: July 4th

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…

A Stars & Stripes Salute on the Porch

Preparations are underway for a Stars & Stripes Salute for Indespendence Day~  a day with family enjoying food, fun, and fireworks! We’re pulling out all the flags for this High-Flying Holiday! Excerpt from “I am the Flag” by Ruth Apperson Rous: “My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in…

Berry Skillet Cobbler

I spied Mini Berry Cobblers in Southern Living’s April issue’s “Bite-size Southern Favorites” section here~  Served up in adorable 3.5-inch Lodge Logic cast iron mini skillets! I filed that idea away until a week ago, when I stopped in Cracker Barrel looking for mini MoonPies to include in my Picnic Basket Giveaway. My eagle eye :)…

Celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry and a Winner!

I’m celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry! I ran across a recipe for Blueberry Salsa in Southern Living that I had filed away~ there are two versions actually, one with onion and one without. I used red onion in ours :) Fun for serving with Red, White, and Blue Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe’s for a little Patriotic…