Hi there - I'm being optimistic that I'll have Friday off work (you know...those pesky day jobs), so I'm going to go ahead and do my pre-holiday weekend post today.
For some reason, when I think of the Fourth of July, I think of food....I mean...of course I think about the Declaration of Independence and fireworks too...but it's not the Fourth of July without a good barbeque and some great desserts, right? I'll be bringing a dessert to a Fourth of July party, so I've been on the prowl for some yummy and festive options.
Now keep in mind, this may be one of the only times you see me sharing recipes because, "My name is AnNicole and I'm a horrible cook." Seriously, I'm not afraid to admit it. I often tell my son after another failed attempt at making a fancy breakfast (...I consider omelettes fancy) that if love and effort could make food taste good, that would be the best breakfast he'd ever eaten.
Anyway...here are some options I'm thinking of making.
This American Flag Tart from Martha Stewart looks heavenly, but a little (A LOT) over my head. I'm sorry, but anything that requires Pate Sucre requires a little too much study for me to prepare. Click here for recipe.
Now this Martha Stewart Flag Sheet Cake looks like it's a little more my speed (or proficiency level...yes, I can at least bake a cake people). Click here for recipe.
This fruited cheesecake flag also looks really yummy. And I have made cheesecake before...once...(I also managed to burn the crust, but that's another story). Click here for recipe.
Or, I could always resort to this Kraft Cool n' Easy Strawberry Pie. I've always thought it looked kind of good...and you've gotta live "cool n' easy"...lol. Click here for recipe.
I hope everyone (in the U.S.) enjoys their Fourth of July weekend!
P.S. Does it surprise anyone that all of my options are "pretty"? Just an observation. You take the decorating out of the girl....