4th of July Roundup

I made that Flag Cake a few years ago to take to a 4th of July Party, and what a job it was, all from scratch, creating different layers, then putting it all together. It took a few hours and once it was cut open at the party it was gone in 10 seconds flat! I am not sure if a few hours should equal 10 seconds? But anyway it was delicious and fun to see the kids’ faces when they saw it was a flag inside. If you are like me, you do not plan your menu until the day before the big feast, if you do, I don’t want to hear it. Here are a few things from around the web that looked delicious to me for the big Independence Day Celebration this week.

Lisa Huff of Snappy Gourmet

Circle of Moms always does a great job with giving us parents some good ideas. Here is their 4th of July offerings. I mean look at that wonderful Ice Cream Sandwich from snappygourmet.com!

Amy Casey's Mini Texas Sheet Cakes

I have been following Amy Casey for a long time and her recipes have never let me down.  She is a personal chef who creates the most personalized menus for her clients that I have ever seen. I wish she lived closer, because I would hire her in a second! Amy’s Mini Texas Sheet Cakes are her go to for huge family potlucks, and great for chocolate lovers.

Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer's pretty 4th of July Decorations

Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer always shows us easy ways to decorate for the Holidays. White dishes, items from the Dollar Store, tea lights, and a few other RW&B touches, your party will look so snazzy!

Cathy of Noble Pig's Patriotic Cones

Now here is a very cute and simple idea that can be made by the kids for the kids- Patriotic Cones. I have really enjoyed following Cathy of Noble Pig over the last 4 years. I have watched her and her family start a winery in Oregon from the muddy ground up! What a dream come true for them. Such hard work, but Cathy and her family have forged on to create the  very successful Noble Pig Winery.

Steph of Plain Chicken's Patriotic Strawberries

Another Berry Patriotic Food from Steph over at Plain Chicken.  These  cute little strawberries  are very simple to make!  Here is another yummy dipped strawberry recipe- Coconut Cream dipped Strawberries.

Joan Nova's "Cool" Watermelon Soup with Cilantro Drizzle

Foodalogue is the site I come to when I want to travel, eat well and beautifully, and enjoy grown-up, sophisticated dishes.  Those with small children can identify with wanting to eat “grown-up” more often than we get to do.  Joan travels far, but is able to bring the world into her South Florida kitchen and wow us with her unique creations. The biggest thing I have learned from following Joan for the last 4 years is to always add finishing touches. I love her statement, “a meal isn’t finished just because it’s cooked!”  Joan’s “Cool” Watermelon Soup with Cilantro Drizzle is a wonderful way to add big flavor to your 4th of July feast.

Whole 30's Paleo 4th of July Roundup

When all these potlucks, picnics, and BBQs pop up during this time of year, it can be tough for some of us who are trying to stay on track. The folks at whole9life, Dallas and Melissa to be exact, have put together this delicious I-can-do-this-thing! menu for Independence Day mealtime enjoyment.  The Whole 30 Fourth of July menu really caught my eye with Melissa Joulwan’s Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad and her Deconstructed Chopped Gyro Salad. These must be made!  Are you someone who is lives Gluten-free and has difficulty at picnics? Try my friend Diane from The Whole Gang’s Gluten-free Picnic Roundup. Her Guaco Tacos are brilliant!

Do you have a favorite 4th of July treat that you would like to share? Go ahead and share the link in the comments section below.

Also. Never forget. 


  1. Posted July 3, 2012 at 4:24 PM | Permalink

    I saw that flag cake… very cool, but waaaay too hot to think about! I love the strawberries! I just may have to do those!

  2. Posted July 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for your kind words and including my chilled soup in this wonderful roundup of July 4th sweet treats.

    Hope you and your family enjoy the holiday.

  3. Posted July 3, 2012 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    Love all the links Robin! I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th! Hugs!

    • Robin Sue
      Posted July 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM | Permalink

      Safe travels Biz!

  4. Posted July 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM | Permalink

    I’m planning on Melissa’s pulled pork recipe– http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2010/11/11/crazy-good-barbecued-pulled-pork/

    and making a batch of bbq sauce from “It Starts with Food”
    and some yummy coleslaw with paleo mayo. http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2010/06/03/the-secret-to-homemade-mayo-patience/

    In fact, I just went out to the barn to get an egg for the mayo when I discovered we have some new baby chicks! So excited. Now I am off to hang twinkle lights and bunting in my little orchard as my Sweetheart finishes up our fire pit. He hung another hammock and we are really looking forward to celebrating tomorrow, including going to the nearby town for the World Famous Porcupine Race. We really know how to have fun around here. Ahem.

    • Robin Sue
      Posted July 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM | Permalink

      Kimberly, it all sounds wonderfully delicious and enchanting! Enjoy!

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