Thursday, July 2, 2009

Independence Day Picnic

In case you're in need of a little inspo for the upcoming holiday...

Check out these amazing dips. The recipes can be found here.
Cheesy Hot Crab and Red Pepper Spread
Zesty Hot Holiday Broccoli Dip
Hot N Spicy Corn Dip
Green Antipasto Dip

Now, for the sweets...
Cookie Smores from Paula Deen, with grilled bananas on the inside? Come on, now...
Found this idea here. SO simple to lift...
American Dream

1 ounce PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
1 ounce black cherry rum
1 1/2 ounce Pom Wonderful pomegranate cherry juice
1/2 ounce fresh sour mix (2 parts simple syrup, 2 parts lemon juice, 1 part lime juice)
Blueberries and white fondant stars for garnish

Cut mini stars out of white fondant. Using water, gently wet the back of each star and press into the inside of the cocktail glass. Let sit for five minutes. Fill mixing glass with all ingredients, then add ice. Shake well and strain into the star-studded cocktail glass. Garnish with blueberries on a pick.

These cupcake toppers from Barley would make any cupcake stand out. And hey, if you're into patriotic baking, be sure to check out their extras here. Just sayin'.

I love this time of year...Enjoy!


Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

lovin that american dream cocktail... thinkin that i am gonna have to make me some of those!! yummy!! thx for the 4th of july food inspo! :) smiles, m-

pickmepam said...

when do you have the time?!
have a great 4th everyone!