Come Fourth! Food, friends and fireworks…

We are grateful for Food, Friends and Fireworks… Come Fourth!Fresh Blueberries

For our gathering, I decided to keep it easy with a festive fresh blueberry and raspberry cheesecake bars   based on a recipe from food network by Tyler Florence.

RWB cheesecake

For festive 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:


Hydrangea, Mondara and Fallopia japonica! I can never remember the new name: Polygonum cuspidatum ‘Freckles’

Now off to visit friends at their lake house for sharing food and fireworks!

36955_1533097764828_1156312459_31567545_1898613_nHave a lot to be thankful for!

Enjoy – living the EntwinedLife

Jayme B

3 thoughts on “Come Fourth! Food, friends and fireworks…

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Jayme, nice to catch your posts again. This is the first year the two hydrangeas you gave me have been laden with flowers. Pink from my soil, but I plan to work them back toward blue. I appreciate them so much and thank you for sharing. Happy Fourth!

  2. entwinedlife says:

    I need a favor… Cameron Art Museum would like to use your Gorgeous photo of the NCMA west wing waterlily Pond.
    We are honoring Larry Wheelers, past Director… for his Vision…

    Let me know and if yes, how you’d like to be credited 😻
    I can send you of how it will be used. 🌸🌸🌸

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