Tag Archive for 4th of July

apple pocket pies

Aren’t these just the most adorable “autumn-y” little apple pies you’ve ever seen? I purchased the little pocket pie maker at Williams Sonoma a few years ago and it works like a charm. I tried to find the mold on their website so I could link to it for you, but I couldn’t find it.…

bamburgers

With all of the quinoa eating that’s been going on around here, I’m craving a burger 😉 Here’s one that we love to make when the burger urge strikes. This is a riff on Emeril’s Bamburgers and we’ve gotten in the habit of making them for the 4th of July. These are juicy, spicy, flavorful…

star spangled berry salad

A “bonus” blog post for your 4th of July, Lovelies! This is colorful, refreshing, healthy and festive! serves 4 4 cups spring greens or baby spinach 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups fresh strawberry slices 2 cups jicama stars 4 green onions, chopped crumbled blue cheese, feta or goat cheese (optional) salt and pepper to…

firecracker fish tacos

Fish tacos always sound good to me. I could eat them at least 3 days a week and not get tired of them. We decided to kick up our recipe for these grilled fish tacos a notch by making them spicy, and OH MY gosh, did they ever turn out spectacular. We named them “firecracker…

sparkler shortcake jars

Here’s a pretty, delicious and easy dessert to serve on the 4th of July, or for any summer gathering. I used my mock devonshire cream for one of the cream layers because it’s holds up better than plain, sweetened whipped cream, and because it’s not quite as sweet. I don’t like an overly sweet shortcake…

pressed italian sandwiches

What a fantastic day we had yesterday. It was overcast, but warm and calm. The perfect sort of lazy day to spend lakeside enjoying a picnic with family, and that’s exactly what we did. It was so fun to talk, eat, sip wine and just relax. The day before, I was busy in the kitchen…

old fashioned strawberry shortcake a la mode

~ old fashioned strawberry shortcake a la mode ~ We make this classic dessert with rich, homemade shortcakes, vanilla ice cream, real whipped cream, and fresh lemon and sugar macerated strawberries. It’s the perfect summer treat, and sometimes we have it in place of supper. for the shortcakes: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon sugar…

grilled corn on the cob

  ~ grilled corn on the cob ~ A wonderful Minnesota State Fair treat! I had no idea until a couple days ago how easy it is to make at home. I love it with butter, salt and freshly ground pepper….but you could add fresh herbs to the butter to add more interesting flavors if…