4th of July

Peach Lemonade

May 30, 2016

What a delicious spin on good old-fashioned lemonade. Got peaches? Then make Peach Lemonade.

Weekend Make-Ahead Pork Ribs

May 27, 2016

If you’d like to get a head start on your weekend grilling then this recipe is for you! This no-fuss recipe makes delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs every time. I usually make my own barbeque sauce, but you may use any one of your favorites.

Patriotic Cupcakes

May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend deserves these festive Patriotic Cupcakes. You can find mini flags and holiday muffin cups in most craft stores.

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

May 24, 2016

These stuffed tomatoes are a bit retro, but are totally delicious. They make a nice, gluten-free addition to a picnic or barbecue.

Independence Day Blueberry Crumble

July 3, 2015

A crumble is a baked fruit dessert with a crumb topping made of flour, butter, sugar, and nuts or spices, which is sometimes also called a streusel. Any fruit could be substituted in this recipe.

Green Bean Salad

July 1, 2015

Perk up green beans with this sweet and sassy dressing, which is perfect for a summer side dish.

All-Purpose Marinade

June 30, 2015

Summer is here and July 4th is right around the corner, which means grilling heaven. Grilling season calls for a reliable All-Purpose Marinade. This marinade is perfect for skirt or flank steak, but also works for chicken or pork.

Crabmeat Grilled Cheese

June 27, 2015

I don’t know one person who doesn’t love a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. Make it even better by adding crabmeat to the mix. This delightful treat is perfect for weekend lunches or anytime for that matter. You can also cut it into bit-size pieces and serve it as an appetizer if you’re hosting a July 4th party.

Super Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

June 26, 2015

Get those ice cream makers out the closet, dust them off and begin making ice cream in time for July 4th. This is such an easy vanilla ice cream recipe. Eat it plain or mix in your favorite whatever. You’ll be the hit of the neighborhood whether you like it or not!

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 2014

In addition to being a cornerstone of American civilization, the Declaration of Independence is one of the great documents of the human intellect and has formed the foundation of democratic movements that have transformed the world for more than two centuries.

On June 28, 1776, the finished draft of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson was submitted to the Continental Congress. Before it was ratified on July 4, a number of changes were made, the most significant of which was the removal of Jefferson’s lengthy condemnation of the slave trade, and excision intended to appease delegates from Georgia and South Carolina. Jefferson was distressed by these alterations, and in the days immediately following July 4, he handwrote several clean copies of the original text, underlining passages to which changes had been made. He then sent these documents to fine or six friends.

© Victoria Hart Glavin

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