Here we are on the cusp of another long weekend. Friends can you tell me this….where is the time going? Around here it is buzzing by which is a good thing. I love to keep really busy and it means each day brings me closer to our summer trip to Telluride. I crave the cool mountain air, long hikes and “fishing” with my kids in the local pond. For now let’s think about goodies for the 4th of July, shall we? Remember my thing is to bring you sweet with health So do not hesitate for one minute to dig in.
Yes, those are lollipops. Yes they are having a blast with them. The only thing that freaks me out about the passage of time is how quickly my kids are growing……my heart flutters at the thought. I couldn’t resist sharing these iPhone photos of them from the past few years.
We love berries here and they tie in perfectly the July 4th color palate. Today we have Red, White and Blue food folks.
Here is my Very Blueberry Layer Cake that also happens to be gluten free. The great news it is perfectly suitable for dessert and breakfast too. Lucky us.
Ok, cherries aren’t berries but they sure do show off summer! A fun treat using sweet summer cherries is Cherry Applesauce Parfaits. Homemade applesauce and thick Greek yogurt, a great snack for anytime.
For those of you who have been around a while Mixed Berry Parfaits show up a lot around here.
Champagne Pudding with Berry Sauce keeps in the holiday theme too. The Champagne adds an unexpected twist to a classic.
Here are two kinds of blueberry muffins each equally fabulous. This one is not gluten free, the next one is. These are Pomegranate Blueberry Coconut Muffins.
Here they are again with cream cheese frosting……
These are my latest Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins and they are addictive to say the least!
Let me give strawberries a moment of love too….Gluten Free Strawberry Whoopie Pies.
Berries and Goat Cheese Mini Pizzas always satisfy.
Of course any kind of berries out of hand is fabulous too!
Other than the fruit in these recipes they are sugar free. Yay for that!
Happy July 4th friends. What will you be doing to celebrate?
Links to 4th of July around the Web
- Fireworks Cookies Recipe Girl
- Having Fun with Cherries Tartelette
- July 4th Flag Cake The Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife
- Red Raspberry Wine Parfaits The Fresh Fridge
- Red, White and Blue Food Love Veggies and Yoga
- Red, White and Blue Scones Two Peas and Their Pod
- Quick Classic Berry Tart Ezra Pound Cake