Yummy Fourth of July Desserts

Thursday, July 2, 2009

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....

19 Suburbanites Said:

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Yummmmm! The cheesecake one looks delicious! Thanks for Sharing!

Leen said...

Pate what??? Out of my league as well!

I have been looking for great dessert ideas, thanks!

Joey&Casey said...

I like the cake with fruit on top. Easy and pretty! Thanks for sharing:)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

The cake looks doable to me...the Martha one not so much. If it has ingredients that I don't think I'll be able to find at a regular grocery store, then I don't usually want to make it. ;)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

So festive! Happy fourth! :-)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Yummy! I am feeling motivated to create something delicious. We'll see if everyone agrees. ;)
*Tricia

Victoria said...

Pate Sucre???? I am sure my sister knows what that is but I have no idea!

What beautiful desserts...

Tara said...

The cheesecake looks great, but a little too much work for me! Happy 4th! :)

Heidi D. said...

I make the "working class" version of Martha's American Flag dessert... sheet cake with Cool Whip frosting and bluberries/strawberries. Yummy!

Hey, I'm making the strawberry pie for our family gathering on the 4th! Great minds think alike.

Elizabeth said...

Hey, I've made these decorated desserts and BOUGHT the cake and then decorated it. Hah!

Elizabeth said...

Forgot to tell you I'm giving away a great book if you're interested. And we have thunderstorms and rain through the weekend here. Soggy barbecues!

imjacobsmom said...

Very patriotic. I may even have to give one a try. Yum-o! Happy 4th!

Marie said...

Oh my - those photos are so yummy! Thank you for sharing. And wishing you a happy holiday!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

delightfuldwelling said...

Yummy! It can't be the fourth without great food. I gave you an award on my blog: http://delightfuldwelling.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/its-great-to-be-a-blogger/

its so very cheri said...

My GIVE AWAY will be posted by tomorrow morning-there's a peak preview of one of the items-go check it out and send everyone over to get their names in Monday morning.
Cheri
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Catherine@Simply Natural said...

I love your label for this post - cooking disaster 101!
I'm not a bad cook, but I just don't like it! I would happily eat out for dinner every night if not for my bank balance.
Hope you had a good 4th July.

abeachcottage said...

I've always wanted to eat one of those cheesecakes...one day!

Sarah

Rona's Home Page said...

I love those cheesecakes!

Jenifer Pit said...

Thank you for sharing this. I am highly motivated to make one of these cheesecakes and after making one of those will surely do Cake Delivery to my lovely mother because she love eating Yummmmm! cheesecakes.