Next week is the Fourth of July! I can’t believe we’re already nearly halfway through summer and it’s time to celebrate Independence Day. Can you? Usually, Fourth of July means spending the evening with B’s family, BBQ and beers, and watching the fireworks over Lakewood Park. This year, however, B and I won’t even be in the country! But that doesn’t mean I can still leaf through baking magazines (or Pinterest) to still find some drollworthy recipes! Here’s a list of some of the things I’d make if I were around:
Red, White and Blue Trifle (from Betty Crocker)
Flag Cake (apologies for the photo -it’s from my Tumblr – I made it last year)
Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Bars (from Recipe Girl)
Patriotic Oreo Pops (from Makoodle)
Firecracker Cookies (from Cookin’ Cowgirl)
Red, White and Blue Chex Mix (from Betty Crocker)
Patriotic Rice Krispies Treats! (from Lil Luna)
Do you have any fun plans for Fourth of July? What are you making?
Today is Opening Day! While I won’t be at the game again (I was lucky to go to the Home Opener a few years ago and sit in the Social Deck), I will be dreaming of baseball and summer games – peanuts, cracker jacks, giant pretzels and beer!
To get me in the mood for baseball, I decided to bake something baseball-y. Well, I decided to, but then was tired after my 8-mile training run and went to bed. Woops! Anyway, here are some of the recipes I looked into – maybe later in the season. It’s never too late to enjoy a baseball cake pop!
Baseball Cookies and Cream Truffles (from me!)
Baseball Cake Pops (from Sweet Designs)
Baseball Cake (from Rachael Ray)
Baseball Cupcake Balls (from Kids Fun Reviewed)
Baseball Cupcakes (from Martha Stewart)
Baseball Cookies (from Fam Friends Food)
AND this amazing cake:
Baseball Glove Cake! (from Parenting)
Did you make a special treat to celebrate your Opening Day? Go Tribe!