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Something for the 4th of July

4th of July pancakes4th of July is this week, and I am so excited. It is one of my favorite holidays, I love everything about it. We celebrate our country and after the show that DC put on for Memorial Day, I cannot wait to see what goes on around here for the 4th. It should be ah-mazing. We are leaving on Monday for a long overdue vacation, so we are staying in town and having a low key holiday. We will find a good spot to watch the fireworks, and make a few snacks to eat while we are watching.

1. I made these Firework pancakes for Bisquick recently. These would be a fun way to start the day wouldn’t they? There are some other fun breakfast ideas on their Facebook page too.


2. If you need some ideas on what to make for your barbecue, I’d try Grilled Corn with Herb Butter, Hot Corn Dip, Flank Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce, Lemonade Cake, Pineapple Arugula Mojitos, and Barbecue Sauce to start. These are some of my summer favorites, and I think that they will be yours as well.

02-over-the-river-533x800photo from SLR Lounge

3. I always have good intentions that I am going to get some good firework shots. I never too. It is because I always forget my tripod. Not this year! This article from SLR Lounge gives some great tips to capture all of the beauty of your firework display.

flag4. Martha shares a great article of the ever important flag etiquette.

I hope that you have a happy and healthy 4th of July!



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  1. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    July 2nd, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Woah…those pancakes are AWESOME! Happy 4th of July!

  2. bakedbree

    July 3rd, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you Caroline! Definitely a sometimes food. πŸ™‚

  3. Becca from Cookie Har Treats

    July 2nd, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Oh my those pancakes look awesome! I’m going to check them out πŸ™‚

    And I have a newfound love for the 4th of July. I used to hate it when my mom dragged me to go see the fireworks (I don’t like being outdoors). What’s funny is my mom isn’t even American. She’s Australian, and had more patriotic spirit than her American husband and kids haha. But recently I have been wanting to watch all the beautiful explosions.

    Happy 4th of July! πŸ™‚

  4. bakedbree

    July 3rd, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Good for her! I didn’t love it as much as I do now as a kid. Living outside of the US for a few years really makes you appreciate your home country.

  5. Sarah

    July 2nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Bree- I really enjoy your blog and as a former dc-ite, let me recommend Whipple Field on Ft. Meyer to watch the fireworks display. Since your husband is in the service you should be able to get on and get a good spot. It’s a great show. Enjoy!

  6. bakedbree

    July 3rd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you so much Sarah! I appreciate the tip!

  7. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    July 2nd, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Woah those pancakes look like fireworks! Happy 4th!

  8. bakedbree

    July 3rd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    You too Ashley! Happy 4th!!

  9. Jen

    July 2nd, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Echoing the Woah…..fireworks indeed!

  10. bakedbree

    July 3rd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks Jen! Happy 4th!

  11. Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate

    July 2nd, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I am in awe of your fabulous, festive pancakes, Bree!! I pinned your terrific post, and shared your pancakes on my blog’s FB page (https://www.facebook.com/ChattingOverChocolate) πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!! Have a spectacular holiday!! πŸ™‚

  12. bakedbree

    July 3rd, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you for the pancake love! Happy 4th!

  13. FourthofJuly

    July 2nd, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I love how this post is addressed to everyone even though the holiday is celebrated by only one country of many. That is why so many people from outside of the States have bad opinions of us and think we act like the U.S. is the only country in the world.

    On a lighter note, I do hope you have a happy 4th with your family.

  14. bakedbree

    July 3rd, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I wrote a long response to this, and decided that it was a waste of my time. This is my blog, I am American, and celebrate an all-American holiday. If you take offense to that, please do not read this blog any longer. And, hiding behind a fake email address is just cowardly.

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