Hello Everyone!

Happy fourth of july week! It is kind of a weird work week for me – and I suspect many of you too. Work a bit, take a break, work a bit more and then another weekend is here!

I’m not quite sure what our plans are quite yet, but I’m hoping it involves a pool and a grill. :)

This is what I want to eat and drink!



Mango Wine Coolers via Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

Blueberry Smash via Bon Appétit

Summer Hoedown (Watermelon Beer Cocktail) via CHOW

Mango Raspberry Sangria via Epicurean Mom

Watermelon Keg (picture source)


Bites & Sides: 

Fresh Spring Rolls via Satisfy My Sweet Tooth

Extra-Green Goddess Dip via Bon Appétit (photo source)

Charred Corn Salad with Basil and Tomatoes via Bon Appétit


Hot Dogs with Peppers & Mozzarella 

Peach, Prosciutto, and Goat-Cheese Pizza via Gourmet

Grill-Pressed Italian Party Panini via Serious Eats

Hawaiian-Style Hot Dogs via A Spicy Perspective

Korean BBQ Ribs via Jo Cooks


Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bars via Pinch of Yum

Peach-Blueberry Ice Cream Pie via Bon Appétit (photo source)

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart via Sugar & Snapshots

Wild Ginger Ice Cream via Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

Easy Berry Pavlova via Haidee’s Kitchen


What is on your menu?

Have a safe 4th of July!

9 Comments (Reply )

  1. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    I just started thinking about the day’s food. We are doing a big neighborhood parade and cookout for lunch, so that meal is taken care of. I’m thinking veggie burgers for dinner with homemade jalapeno cheese bun recipe that I just cut out of the paper. I’ll also let the kids make a red white and blue parfait with blueberries, strawberries and their beloved whipped cream. I need that watermelon keg….


    • Emily
      Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

      Gotta love berries & cream!


  2. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    I’ll take that little boy along with the pie – he is too cute! I’m sure a bunch of grilled food will be on our 4th menu (and beer!)


    • Emily
      Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

      I’ve oddly been craving a good brat lately! I must be missing Wisconsin. :)


  3. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    This list is making me so hungry! I came down with a bad stomach ailment (still not sure what’s up) and really SHOULDN’T be eating any of this stuff yet, but want it! :) Hope you guys have a really fun 4th!


  4. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    This is quite the line up! Thanks for the mention Emily! How adorable is that watermelon keg?? We are going to be in the cities for the 4th, so we made it to the lake last weekend since we will not be able to be there this week. I hope you guys do something fun to celebrate!


  5. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    We are definitely having watermelon this year. It is just SO good!!! :)


  6. luv what you do
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    All of these recipes look amazing! We are not doing any entertaining tomorrow so the only thing I know is that I will be having overnight oats for breakfast before my 10K ran. I am hopingto make these cake batter blondies with the red white and blue cake mix though. Yummy!

    Happy 4th!


  7. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    Mmmm that watermelon looks like a fun display. Lots of great inspiration. We’ll be contributing a veggie salad and homemade guac at tonight’s festivities. :)


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