Red White and Blue Cobbler

Red White and Blue Cobbler by @alisonlewis

Cobbler recipes are my favorite desserts, especially in the summertime. This Red White and Blue Cobbler is perfect for Father’s Day this weekend or the Fourth of July which is right around the corner. This recipe uses fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries but feel free to mix is up and even use blackberries if you like (as long as you get 4 cups). To find out which berry is the healthiest, read my one of my recent posts on Fitness Republic. You may find the answer interesting!

July 4th Cupcakes other Fourth of July Creations

Where is the summer going? I can’t believe Fourth of July is next week. I have seen some of the most amazing creations this year via the internet. Here are a few of my FAVS. First, I’ll take you back in time for a look at my  Fourth of July Buttermilk Pancakes

Patriotic Floral Star Cookies by Sweet Sugarbelle

Great DIY from Room to Inspire

Crispy Star Pops from Taste of Home

Patriotic Pinwheels from Tomkat Studio

Red, White and Blue Sangria via Recipe Girl

Firecracker Ice Pops via Martha Stewart

Star-Spangled Sundaes

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

For Fourth of July weekend, I wanted to share my recipe for Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from my new cookbook “400 Best Sandwich Recipes: From Classics & Burgers to Wraps & Condiments”. I came up with this recipe last summer while I was working on this book. My three kids were in the kitchen helping me, so I tried to make it as simple as possible. It is perfect to serve this weekend if you are celebrating with friends and family, or anytime this summer. Use your favorite homemade chocolate recipe or store-bought cookie dough.

This recipe is from “400 Best Sandwich Recipes: From Classics & Burgers to Wraps & Condiments” 2011 by Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with permission and photo credit by Colin Erricson.

Girls Night Out: Tomato and Avocado with Boursin Appetizer

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My friend, Kiel, just recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and she sent me some recipes from her “Girls Night Out” dinner. She and 10 of her friends get together every Tuesday night and alternate at their different houses trying new, fun and creative recipes. One night, they made Panini sandwiches and homemade tomato soup. Recently, they had an abundance of healthy, fresh salads. She sent me some of the recipes from her latest dinner. This Tomato-Avocado Appetizer with Boursin is such a breeze and tastes delish! It is so perfect for a crowd, especially during the summertime (such as this weekend for July 4th) celebrations. Thanks Kiel and your wonderful friends for sharing your recipes with me.

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Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon-Crumb Topping

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Last weekend, my kids went blueberry picking at Petals from the Past while I was in Park City at EVO. When I got off the plane (at almost midnight), I came home to a refrigerator full of fresh blackberries, blueberries and Chilton County peaches. I was so excited to have the freshness of summer at my fingertips after a long day of traveling. My daughter, Leigh, and I made blueberry muffins the next day and chose to make some with Greek yogurt (I love Fage) and a cinnamon crumb topping. Needless to say, 2 days later, they are all gone.

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