July 4th Ideas and Recipes 2012

Here is a healthy festive way to celebrate! Just scoop out your melon to use as a bowl, then fill it back up with fresh fruits. You can use a small star cookie cutter to make the shapes using fruits cantelopes, watermelon, apples work well.
 I used the leftover fruits to make sorbet! A future post!
Melting white chocolate and dipping fresh strawberries in blue sugar is fun for the kids!
Get your creative juices going!

Make some Funfetti Cupcakes, top with melted white chocolate and colored sugars!

Simple blue and red jello. Just chill each layer separate in a rectangular pan
 and cut into stars with a cookie cutter.
 Garnish with whipped cream or mini marshmallows. For below recipe click on the links!
Boom! Happy 4th of July....

Grilled fruit is a great afternoon appetizer!
Healthy colorful salad!
Sausage  Cabernet assorted colorful potatoes, grape tomatoes and beans!
Grilled Filet Mignon

Black and Blue Angus Burger
Patriot Cake
Strawberry Banana Blueberry Trifle

                                           Grandma's Orange Juice Cookies Patriotic Style
Have a safe holiday from our house to yours!


Torviewtoronto said...

lovely food and post claudia

Federica said...

How many delicious suggestions :) Happy July 4th, bye

Kathy said...

Claudia, Such great ideas! I love the red, white and blue strawberries! I want to eat at your house!!
Have a great 4th!!

Ellen B Cookery said...

I love the cut up fruit! Everything looks great! Enjoy the celebrations!

Pam said...

Those are some great ideas!

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

Have a Happy 4th July Claudia!!

So many & yummy ideas to eat all the year :)



Vicki Bensinger said...

Lots of festive dishes you've made. They all look delish! Hope you've had a nice 4th of July.

Spicie Foodie said...

Great roundup Claudia. Not only for the 4th but these are great summer-long recipes. The grilled fruits are making my mouth water. Hope you had a great holiday!

Elisabeth said...

Wow, I just wish I could have celebrated with you and your family...I didn't have anything going on here for me, alone!
Superb suggestions...everything mouthwatering, and yummy!

redkathy said...

Love those strawberries Claudia, you're so creative.

Hope you had a fabulous fourth!

Toni @ Boulder Locavore said...

I'm tardy to loop back to see your cute fruit salad with cantelope stars! What a treat Claudia to scroll through all your delicious festive holiday food! Loved the peek at fireworks too. We did not have any due to wildfires so I have to live vicariously.