Category: July 4th

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…

A Sweet Southern Pairing for July 4th!

RC Cola and MoonPies go together like Fireworks and the Fourth of July!  If you live above the Mason-Dixon line, you’re probably not familiar with this famous culinary combo :) Not to be confused with a Whoopie Pie, the Original MoonPie is a four-inch-round s’mores-ish sandwich cookie, made of marshmallow fluff layered between graham crackers and coated with chocolate, vanilla, or banana.  I…

Banner Yet Wave Tablescape and a Giveaway!

Our Star-Spangled Banners are Waving  in anticipation of Independence Day! I’m Proudly Hailing my love of Red, White & Blue AND Picnic Love~ in one portable toting package~  this Vintage-Style Metal Picnic Basket! I spied this plaid picnic basket at World Market before Memorial Day~  drawn to its retro-1950’s-style, like a child to a fireworks…