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Entertaining: FOURTH OF JULY MENU IDEA

Holiday Entertaining: FOURTH OF JULY MENU IDEA

With the upcoming 4th of July long holiday weekend, we haven’t decided whether we will making a road trip out of town or staying at home and hosting a backyard party. If we do decide to stay in town, we will host a patriotic-themed celebration with a charming outdoor gathering for a relaxed dinner and serve easy, portable food like a grilled hot dogs.  I envision creating a tablescape channeling the deep blue sea and displaying a flower arrangement with red ranunculus, perhaps.

If you’re looking for cooking inspiration, keep reading for a round-up of my fourth of July summer menu idea.

 

‘Hot Dog Toppings’

via The Modern Proper

Holiday Entertaining: FOURTH OF JULY MENU IDEA

Crank up the grill and make your own DIY hot dog station! Having your guests customize their own hot dog is a great way to get everyone in on the food prep and having a little fun with their food. With all these savory hot dog topping ideas, you can’t go wrong.

 

‘Tropical Hot Dog Bar’

via The View From Great Island

Entertaining: FOURTH OF JULY MENU IDEA

For a sweeter flavor, these tropical hot dog toppings are equally satisfying! Place hot dogs in a fun basket or have your guests create their own hot dog toppings with individualized hot dog holders. Organize condiments on a tiered stand or in mason jars atop a bowl of ice.

 

‘Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Fries’ recipe

via Creme de la Crumb

Entertaining: FOURTH OF JULY MENU IDEA

Take ordinary french fries to the next level! Display these crispy, robust oven-baked garlic parmesan potato fries in mini galvanized bucket pails for each guest to easily grab and place on their plate.

 

‘Strawberry Moscow Mule’ recipe

via Spicy Southern Kitchen

Entertaining: FOURTH OF JULY MENU IDEA

Add a punch of flavor to your cocktail with a simple summer infusion like this refreshing strawberry moscow mule recipe. You can create a large batch for your guests or make one cup at a time and display on a tray for them to self serve.

 

‘Raspberry Gratin’ Dessert recipe

via Williams-Sonoma

Holiday Entertaining: FOURTH OF JULY MENU IDEA

Finish the night with sparklers and a berry delicious dessert! While I could have chosen a more traditional dessert like a cherry pie, I decided with a heavy-filling entree – a lighter dessert like this raspberry gratin, would be ideal.

Take the fun outside and enjoy this fourth of July! Happy Summer!!

*featured image by Crate and Barrel

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DELICIOUS GROWN-UP BIRTHDAY CAKES YOU CAN MAKE

With my birthday coming up in the next few days, I pretty much celebrate early and call it my “birthday week” – I’ve been doing this for years! I’m not one to dread my birthday as it gets closer, I actually look forward to it. So here’s to celebrating 45! And with that comes but of course CAKE! I mean it’s the only way to celebrate, right?!

Get ready to view some mouth-watering birthday cakes that not only look delicious but you can make them too with its easy to follow recipes.

‘Lemon Blueberry Cake’

recipe by Carrie Sellman for the Cake Blog

DELICIOUS LOOKING BIRTHDAY CAKES YOU CAN MAKE

 

‘Strawberry Chocolate Cake’

recipe by Give Recipe

DELICIOUS LOOKING GROWN-UP BIRTHDAY CAKES

 

‘Pina Colada Cake’

recipe by Liv for Cake

DELICIOUS LOOKING GROWN-UP BIRTHDAY CAKES

 

‘Fresh Strawberry Cake’

recipe by Spiced blog

DELICIOUS LOOKING GROWN-UP BIRTHDAY CAKES

 

‘Banana Split Cake’

recipe by Olivia Bogacki for The Cake Blog

DELICIOUS LOOKING GROWN-UP BIRTHDAY CAKES

 

‘Berry Vanilla Naked Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream’

recipe by A Latte Food

DELICIOUS LOOKING GROWN-UP BIRTHDAY CAKES

 

‘Lemon Heaven Cake’

recipe by Use Real Butter

DELICIOUS LOOKING GROWN-UP BIRTHDAY CAKES

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IRRESISTIBLE RECIPES USING LAVENDER AND VIOLET

Besides rose water, lavender happens to be another personal favorite ingredient to use when baking or making a tea latte. Another floral ingredient that I haven’t tried but would like to is violet. The floral aroma of both lavender and violet is amazing and its fragrance is bursting with a distinctive flavor that you feel like you are transported to an enchanted garden. But don’t worry about the perfume-like taste because when combining either of these lush floral notes with other flavors such as lemons, honey, blueberries, blackberries and yes, even chocolate – it makes for one tasty bite of deliciousness.

Keep scrolling to view my round-up of some divine looking recipes that are on my ‘must try list’ and perhaps inspiration for your next tea party or ladies luncheon.

‘Lavender Earl Grey Cake with Lavender Macarons’

recipe: Constellation Inspiration

10 IRRESISTIBLE LAVENDER AND VIOLET RECIPES

 

‘Lavender Naked Cake’

recipe: Historias del Ciervo

10 Irresistible Recipes using Lavender and Violet

 

‘Lavender Honey Posset’

recipe: The Adventure Bite

Lavender Honey Posset

 

‘Violet and Lemon Eclairs’

recipe: Sweet Gula

10 Irresistible Recipes using Lavender and Violet

 

‘Lavender Lemon Pudding Cake’

recipe: Centsational Girl

10 Irresistible recipes that include Lavender and Violet.

 

‘Violet and Lemon Eclairs’

recipe: Twigg Studios

10 Irresistible recipes using Lavender and Violet

 

‘Lavender Cake with Lavender Cream Cheese Icing’

recipe: Savor the Best

10 Irresistible recipes using Lavender and Violet

 

‘White Chocolate Chunk Lavender Ice Cream’

recipe: How Sweet It Is

10 Irresistible recipes that include Lavender and Violet

 

‘Lavender Vanilla Bean Palmiers’

recipe: Savory Simple

Irresistible recipes using Lavender and Violet

 

‘Violet Lemonade Tea Cake Cookies’

recipe: b. sweet dessert boutique

Irresistible recipes that include Lavender and Violet

 

‘Lavender Coconut Macarons’

recipe: Broma Bakery

Lavender Coconut Macarons

Infuse some lavender or violet in your desserts, ice cream, and drinks this summer!

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BEST SUMMER BRUNCH COCKTAIL RECIPES

A  favorite and popular weekend meal is brunch time – a way to entertain a group of friends or family. While brunching at a restaurant is common, inviting your friends and family for a home cooked brunch is a great time on weekend mornings as you get a chance to catch up and entertain your favorite people. For my ladies who brunch – I’ve rounded-up some easy and amazingly refreshing bubbly recipes that are perfect to serve up this summer and add to your brunch fare.

‘Strawberry Champagne Mojito’

recipe by The Suburban Soapbox

BEST SUMMER BRUNCH COCKTAIL RECIPES

 

‘Breakfast Sangria’

recipe by The Kitchn

BEST SUMMER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

 

‘Blueberry Mojito Royale”

recipe by Domesticate Me

BEST SUMMER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

 

‘Grapefruit and Sage Champagne’

recipe by Floating Kitchen

BEST SUMMER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

 

‘Champagne Grapefruit Mojito’

recipe by Call Me PMC

Champagne Grapefruit Mojito

 

‘Sparkling Raspberry Lemon Mimosas’

recipe by Aberdeen’s Kitchen

BEST SUMMER BRUNCH COCKTAIL RECIPES

 

‘Grapefruit Mimosas’

recipe by Damn Delicious

BEST SUMMER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

 

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7 HOMEMADE NO-CHURN ICE CREAM RECIPES TO TRY THIS SUMMER

Nothing says summer than a scoop of ice cream to cool you down on a hot day and since it’s enjoyed by kids and adults, why not host a summer celebration with friends and family? For some inspiration, you can check out my ice cream dessert table, here.

So go ahead and kick-off the summer by indulging in a cold and delicious treat filled with delicious creamy flavors from today’s homemade ice cream recipes round-up.  No need to break out your ice cream maker because these are easy no-churn ice cream recipes!

‘Lavender Ice Cream’

recipe by Mon Petit Four

No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes to Try This Summer

 

‘Creamy Caramel Macchiato Coffee Ice Cream’

recipe by White on Rice Couple

No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes to Try this Summer

‘Toasted Coconut Blackberry Ice Cream’

recipe by A Latte Food

No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes to Try this Summer

‘S’mores Ice Cream’

recipe by My Baking Addiction

No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes to Try this Summer

 

‘Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream’

recipe by The First Year

No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes to Try this Summer

‘Earl Grey and Honey Ice Cream’

recipe by Port and Fin

No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes to Try this Summer

‘Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream’

recipe by Cake Crumbs & Beach Sand

Raspberry Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream

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