Category Archives: 4th of july

Here are some ideas for 4th of July or summer baking projects! I will be on vacation and away from my computer until mid-July. I’ve got a ton of posts scheduled for this blog, but I may be a little slow in responding to comments or e-mails. Hope you are all having an amazing summer! […]

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A friend of mine mentioned the concept of a Poke Cake to me many, many months ago. I was bewildered. She describe it as, “OK, you bake the cake, and then poke it, and then pour Jello over it, and then stick it in the refrigerator.” Huh? I knew I had to give this one […]

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I live in the Midwest, so the 4th of July is usually hot, sweaty, and humid. This colorful punch is a great way to cool down! Since many 4th of July celebrations include kids, this recipe is alcohol-free. Ever wonder why the liquids will separate out into distinct layers? It has to do with the […]

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The 4th of July is almost here! It’s one of my favorite holidays because it involves summertime, explosives, patriotism, and a whole lot of a good food. These cupcakes were inspired by a Betty Crocker magazine that I picked up at the grocery store. You can make them homemade or go super-simple (as I did) […]

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In the interest of full disclosure, let me just say right off the bat….. this cake was a pain in the ass to make! But it was so worth it! Everyone makes the traditional 4th of July cake – a sheet cake decorated with blueberries and strawberries/raspberries to look like the American flag. This cake […]

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