It has been a little tumultuous with Hurricane Arthur blowing up the coast – but today is bright and sunny.
We are grateful for Food, Friends and Fireworks… Come Fourth!
For our gathering, I decided to keep it easy with a festive fresh blueberry and raspberry cheesecake bars from Recipe Girl.
Made in square pans and cut into bar size pieces, I doubled the recipe and have 36 bars. I smeared one with the oven mitt, so we sampled last night – festive and delicious with a nice lemon note.
On to Dark Chocolate Pretzel sparklers – from Martha Stewart. Easy peasy! Did not chop the chocolate chips and it melted just fine. Next time I would plan earlier so that I could source more of the round sprinkles as the sugars sprinkles tended to melt and not as festive impact – I’m sure no one but me will mind!
Back out to the garden to gather flowers for my traditional Red, White & Blue Arrangement:
Now off the visit friends at their lake house for sharing food and fireworks!
Have a lot to be thankful for!
Enjoy – living the EntwinedLife
Your food looks delicious and I love your beautiful arrangement. Enjoy.