Fourth of July Desserts

I know this post is just a tad late, and there's a good explanation...kinda. As you all know, every holiday Punkin and I spend a day in the kitchen to do our treats. Fourth of July was a little rough because I got sick on Sunday and pretty much felt extremely bad the following days as well. So it actually took us a couple of days to get all our treats done. The 4th was still a great day though. I got Punkin all dressed up in her patriotic outfit and was able to muster the strength to round us all up and head to the lake to do our 4th of July pictures {which, unfortunately, I am not able to share at this time but I assure you they were ADORABLE!}. We spent most of the day there, then went to a local park for the fireworks show. It was a long, hard day, but it was also a lot of fun.

Most of the desserts I got as inspiration from other sites so I will share the links with you and you can find the recipes there. I just didn't have the energy to get my creative juices jump-started so I turned to Google to lend me a helping hand...and he did...because he is always there for me. I heart you, Google!

4th of July Spritzer

This is basically just red and blue-flavored drinks {such as Gatorade or Powerade} for the ice cubes, and then use a seltzer or sparkling water to fill. It was so hot here, the ice cubes immediately began to melt, turning the water color very quickly.

Red, White and Blue Parfaits

Don't think these ones need much explaining...blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream. Yum!

These ones I did...just because...

United Shakes of America

As much as I would like to take credit for this whole idea, I can't...because it's wrong...and maybe illegal? Not sure, but it's definitely wrong. However, you can find the recipe for these fun, festive shakes here. All my inspiration for this dessert {as well as the clever name} came from her site and my, what a great site it is!

4th of July Jello

This was a perfect dessert for this holiday! You can find it here at the Taste of Home website. I loved it because it was one of the easiest to prepare! And we all love easy! Food that is!

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

This was one of my favorites...because it tasted DELICIOUS! The only thing I did different with the recipe, was I didn't use seedless raspberry jam {as you can tell!}. Not because I wanted to be rebellious, not because I just didn't want to, not because I absolutely love how those little tiny seeds get in between your teeth and don't come out using hours of tongue work or toothpicks...but because I couldn't find any! Yes, I went to 2 different stores and could not find seedless raspberry jam. What is that all about??? Honestly, with the way I was feeling, I didn't care either. Actually, I don't think I even used jam. I think what I might have picked up was preserves but who really knows...why are there are so many choices, anyway?

{Life Lesson #245: Don't go grocery shopping when you're sick!}

So the lighting in my kitchen tends to be a little crappy when it's around 11pm, which is probably around the time I plated this amazingly yummy piece of cheesecake. It's not my fault that it was done so late though...I blame my oven...and the fact that it took forever to get the pan to cool!

{Life lesson #376: Don't put your pan on top of your hot stove to cool!}

Anyway, this cheesecake was awesome...seeds and all! Go get the recipe here and enjoy! Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!



  1. i heart cheese and your pictures look yummy! hahaha

  2. Please invite me over for your next Fourth of July celebration. And please make one of those egg sandwiches, too, please.