Greetings friends! We hope you are all off celebrating Independence Day--with parades, parties, and picnics! If you're still wondering what to bring to the picnic, we have some July 4 ideas.
As usual, Lucy thinks it's all about the cake. How about a yellow cake with whipped cream and flag-colored berries? You can find the recipe here.
Happy fourth! Daryl aka Avery loves desserts on the fourth. But it's all about the family.
These cake pops are so much fun to make for the kids!!! Make sure you have plenty of sprinkles on hand!!! Click on the RECIPE HERE
If you're looking for something cool to drink (and one that's historically appropriate for the Fourth of July), Sheila suggests taking a look at shrub, a Colonial-era drink. You can find the recipe here.
Says Victoria: If only life could be all dessert all the time! But sooner or later, someone will want a main course. Even on July 4th. Here's something a bit different, but very delicious, for your grill and your guests! Make lots.
Mystery Lovers' Kitchen: Cedar-Planked Maple Salmon
At Krista's house, the fourth usually includes Dead Man's Bones (baby back ribs). They're not just for Halloween! But they're finger-licking good. Even better, if rain sends you running indoors, they can be made in the oven, too!
And last but not least, if you want a showstopper without a lot of work? Use white cake mix and food coloring to create Cleo Coyle's Fireworks Cake with this recipe!
Happy Independence Day everyone! with love from the writers at Mystery Lovers Kitchen