Category: July 4th

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…

By the Dawn’s Early Light

 There is more activity on the lake in the early morning with the anticipation of a long holiday weekend. . . Plans are under way. . . While some like us, will stay home feathering their nests in preparation of  family & friends arriving for festivities & fireworks . . . Others have already begun enjoying the weather &…