4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the tradition, the friends and family, and the food. We do all of this because we LOVE this country. There is no better place in the world and I am grateful for those who have fought and given their lives so we can have a rich and full life. These 4th of July recipes are made to be delicious, but also to create memories and tradition. We have everything from main dishes, to sides and desserts, and even drinks. So dig in!Main . . .
A few weeks ago Des and I attended an event in Los Angeles. We had a chat about how there are drink people and non-drink people. Drink people always have a drink nearby, always offer a drink to guests, and love drinks. Non-drink people, well, don't. I'm definitely a drink person. A special recipe for a holiday or party is always on my list, and this Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider is no exception.4th of July I love Independence Day. I love our . . .
I have a really fun recipe for you today! I have some really creative gourmet twists on the classic hot dog - perfect for a hot dog bar this 4th of July. If you've missed some of our potluck ideas this week, we have them all linked here.The Inspiration for Gourmet Hot Dogs A few years ago my husband and I took a trip to Kauai. Near our hotel was a little hot dog shack called Puka Dog. We ate there on a whim and we were hooked! We had to go back again before we left. They are unique . . .
Friends!! This baked beans recipe is my GREAT GRANDMA'S! A month ago my mom sent me a couple of pages of recipes from my great grandmas book, and I'm so excited to share some of these with you. First up are these baked beans. I remember my grandma always made them on our summer barbecue evenings with the family- and as a child I didn't love beans but I always loved these. I ended up changing just a few things. Their cans and proportions were a bit different back then, so I had to make the . . .
A veggie tray is a classic pot luck item, and today I wanted to share how I've been serving my veggie trays for the last several years. I'm also sharing a fresh homemade dill dip to replace that yucky bottled ranch dressing that often accompanies a vegetable tray.Individually Portioned Dill Dip If you saw my recent 7 layer dip post, you'll notice a theme with the individual portioned servings. I have found this method of serving dips to crowds to be an enormous hit! It is so convenient . . .