Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Favorites: 4th of July Edition

Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I am so ready for the weekend. We finally got some high tempatures here in Central Ohio (104 yesterday!), and all I really want to do anymore is sit by the pool, drink a fruity drink and read a good book! Work, what's work?!? Can I get some WiFi at the pool? That could be my new remote office :)

Anyway, I thought I would share some fun 4th of July inspired pins from Pinterest today to get everyone in the mood for cookouts next week. Cookouts with family and friends is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Cocktails on the patio is another favorite, but we will save that for another post.

4th of July Fruit Kabobs - Such a cute idea and wouldn't this be so healthy light on a hot summer day? I am thinking I might make this for my family cookout. Looks so easy and the kids would probably love it!

Source: via Jen on Pinterest

Flag Pie - When I saw this I thought this was just the cutest idea! What's more American than pie?! It would take a little more time, but would be perfect for a family gathering.

Source: via Jen on Pinterest

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers - I thought this was a great healthier take on the typical burger. I love grilling out and am always looking for interesting takes on the standard burger. What I love the most is using guac and salsa as the toppings on this burger. Might try this on a standard burger also.

Red White, and Blue Trifle - Here is another fun and refreshing dessert. Although it looks fancy, the recipe appears to be pretty easy and once you got an assembly line together, I bet these would come together really quickly.

Flag Pizza - Once again, another creative flag food item. And it would be fun to cook some pizzas on the grill. I haven't tried grilling a pizza yet, but this is on my list of things to do this summer.

Source: via Jen on Pinterest

July 4th Layered Drinks - You can't have a cookout without a fun cocktail! These are non-alcholic, so great for the kids. And I bet you could find something to spike it with for the adults! Maybe a little rum??


  1. Cute stuff would do if I was having people over
    Hope you have a fun weekend

  2. It all looks wonderful and yummy. I like the pie and the fruit kabobs so fun. I will have to remember this when I have people over for the holiday in the future.

  3. oh my goodness these are all fabulous! you've made me very hungry! happy pink saturday and happy 4th! xo

  4. This creations are really incredible!
    Happy PS from Austria, Traude

  5. Such yummy pink post!

    My PINK, please come by when you get a chance.

  6. So yummy and so healthy..

    Visiting for Pink Saturday- hope you can stop by..