Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a midsummer celebration of America’s Independence, and what better way to celebrate than with a patriotic barbecue.

I won’t go into all the details on how to throw a top barbecue (see that here) but I will share the details on how to wow your guests with a patriotic dessert!

Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is a great addition to a cookout, especially in summertime. Not only is it easy to prep, it is a favorite among many.

For a simple mix, use: strawberries, blueberries an

d white raspberries. Add some whip cream, if you dare!

For a creative mix, use: watermelon and blueberries. Be sure to use a star cookie cutter to cut out the watermelon pieces.

Picture originally found here.




Flag Cake

This patriotic-themed cake makes for a beautiful centerpiece and is an absolute show-stopper. What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with an American flag cake, plus it is a lot of fun to make!

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten.






Rice Krispies Treat Wands

Kids will love these Rice Krispies Treat Wands! These gluten-free treats are delicious and beats a melting Popsicle (and the mess too!) You can get creative with these treats by adding frosting and sprinkles, but I personally love the touch of ribbon!

Recipe and photo courtesy of See Vanessa Craft.







What are your plans this Fourth of July? Check out what’s happening on the Space Coast here!