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Fourth of July Round-Up


Cuz I have been in the lazy groove of summer and living life large a little too much lately, I don’t have a new post for the Fourth of July holiday but I do have some tried and true faves and I also have seen some pretty snazzy stuff around the blogosphere. So enjoy…and have a wonderful, tasty and SAFE Fourth. BTW…all the gorgeous photos you see below are stolen from the blogs mentioned and linked to in this post.

How about starting the day with my Red Velvet Pancakes and cream cheese dipping sauce (that’s breakfast code for frosting). These would surely wake up the family and begin the celebration on the right foot.

And when it’s time for the big barbecue, you might want to have these Baked Avocado Fries with Jalapeno Lime Aioli from Jessica at Kitchen Belleicious ready for your guests. I could munch on these all day!

And Greg over at Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide always knows how to grill and chill…look at these gorgeous and sticky Barbecue Baby Back Ribs! Oh, how I wish our family could just drop in on him and Katherine and be a guest at their fete.  Word on the street is that they are excellent hosts.

Need to make your BBQ a little healthier or perhaps Vegetarian…then Caroline of Sweet Caroline’s Cooking has the right thing with her Chick Pea and Brown Rice Veggie Burgers.

Maybe you should serve some of Mary’s, of Barefeet in the Kitchen, Sweet and Spicy Apple Slaw along side your sumptuous fare…this would surely give a nice kick and a little crunch to the meal.

Make sure to serve some warm, soft, just out of the oven Sheepherder Rolls from Courtney at Misadventures in Cooking. She is the bread diva and you couldn’t go wrong with this winner of a recipe.

And last, but in no way least…you MUST have a selection of festive desserts to kick off the fireworks and sweeten everything up a bit.

Jed at Sports Glutton has boozed up a Vanilla and Blueberry Bundt cake with a little bourbon. Oh yeah.

And Betsy from Bits and Bread Crumbs has a nice hometown slice of Blueberry Pie a la Mode for you to dig into.

Me? I am providing the lighter slice of sweet with this from scratch Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Puree. Once you make it from scratch, you’ll never go back.

Please enjoy the holiday…and all the great food on the blogosphere and let’s keep those in our thoughts who are suffering from the Colorado fires or the storms in the East and be grateful for what we have.

21 thoughts on “Fourth of July Round-Up

  1. Mmmm everything looks delicious in your roundup–thanks for the shout out! I haven’t gotten around to any 4th of July cooking/baking yet either for the blog but we’ll see if I find time tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful 4th with your family, Geni!! 🙂

  2. Hi Geni, thank you so much for the shout-out, and my mom will thank you, too! You are so sweet (and crumbly)! Speaking of sweet, I have another little holiday dessert posting this evening. Three cheers for the red, white and blue, and I hope your July 4th is as spectacular as all of these good eats you’ve posted! ~Betsy

  3. Now honestly I don’t celebrate the 4th of July but gosh, I definitely would make every single dish here 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. I love that photo of your angel food cake with a bit of your garden peeking through. Great round up, if we did celebrate the day here I’d make them all! Maybe I should anyway 🙂

  5. I have never been called a bread diva before, but I think I kinda like it! 🙂 Thanks for the shout out Geni – and I hope you have a wonderful and very relaxing holiday!

  6. This line up would really be a wonderfully gluttonous celebration of the 4th to me. Everything that I would want and more!

    Many thanks for the love Geni and enjoy your 4th!!!

  7. Way to go, Geni! This is a great round-up. Pity we can’t get everyone together for a 4th of July potluck. Imagine that table!

  8. Thanks Geni for introducing us to these great food bloggers. Have a safe and happy 4th of July. BAM

  9. Booze up my bundt baby! Sorry, I can never resist alliteration. What a great round up. I’m glad our hosting prowess is being recognized too. Ha, kidding thanks for the shout out!

  10. I’ll just be coming over to your place for the 4th. I want a bite of everything!

  11. Oh I am absolutely salivating now Geni! Great round up!! Happy 4th to you. Keep living it large too – it is summer after all. 🙂

  12. I love it when you do a round-up!! I wish I could sit down to a able filled with these dishes and have all of these blogging friends seated there with us.. wouldn’t that be wonderful!! xo Smidge

  13. I love the round-up! What a feast! Delicious. Would love a nice plate of those avocado fries. Have a happy 4th of July!

  14. I remember that BBQ ribs, they look awesome

  15. What a feast! Love those droolworthy bbq ribs!

  16. Thanks for the mention, Geni! I just made more of that salad last night. 🙂 Love a cream cheese sauce for pancakes too. I tried that last year and it was addicting. Happy Fourth!!

  17. Delicious and colorful round-up! Happy Fourth!

  18. What a wonderful roundup Geni, that angel cake is still on my must make list..oh if there was only 48 hours a day

  19. What a lovely roundup! Love those pancakes.

  20. Great round-up, Geni! I seriously have to make all of these! Hope you had a great 4th! 🙂

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