Thursday, June 28, 2012

4th of July Recipes: Link Love

Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial
Fireworks on the National Mall, 2012
I know, I have been gone for way too long.  It's been a crazy couple of weeks with business trips, getting stranded by United Airlines at LaGuardia airport, and finding an apartment in Chicago!! The good news is that we have officially signed a lease at our new place and in just over a month we can finally start to settle into our new digs.

I'm feeling a little sad because I can't be home at my parent's lake house for the 4th of July this year.  It's the best place to be on the 4th between the firework show put on by the neighbors, the delicious food my mom makes, and all the fun activities we can do in the lake.  I wanted to share some recipes that I'd be making if I was going home for our family's big 4th of July bash.

American Flag Cake
Stout & Sriracha Beer Barbecue Sauce from the Beeroness (I'd be begging Dad to douse some ribs in this!)
Red White and Blue Poke Cake from Tracey's Culinary Adventures
Red, White, and Blue Whoopie Pies from Baking Bites (whoopie pies are a New England staple!)
Red, White, and Blue Funfetti Sandwich Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Fourth of July Funfetti Cupcakes with Triple Swirl Frosting from Sugarcrafter
Watermelon Feta Mint Salad from joy the baker (watermelon just screams summer to me)
Red Velvet Marshmallows from Tracey's Culinary Adventures (to make the perfect s'mores! Mom's favorite!)

What are you doing for the 4th?  I guess we'll be enjoying our last 4th of July in the Nation's Capitol! We'll have to go all out!

1 comment:

Bryan Fuentes said...

Great recipes! I especially like the beer sauce for the ribs! Last year I was actually working at the Safeway in Georgetown during the 4th of July and my supervisor was cool enough to give the employees a break and allowed us to watch the fireworks show from the rooftop ledge of Safeway. So this year I'm hoping for a 4th of July just as great, or even better.