Happy Birthday America!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Each year on July 4th, Americans everywhere celebrate their freedom and independence. It is a national holiday marked by various patriotic events, including parades, concerts and thrilling fireworks displays. The 4th of July is also a chance for family and friends throughout the country to gather for picnics and barbecues.

Whether you’ll be hosting your own “fun in the sun” event or bringing a dish along to someone else’s holiday bash, here are a few ideas from the SGCC recipe archives that you and yours might enjoy.

Have a great (and safe) holiday weekend!

24 responses to Happy Birthday America!

  1. On July 03, 2008 at 4:19pm, Peter M said...

    Have a wonderful & safe weekend and eat well!

  2. On July 03, 2008 at 7:06pm, danny E. said...

    Peace & Happy Independence Day!

    I enjoy reading your blog. I am a neophyte so i read blogs and learn from too.

    Keep it up and GbU!

  3. On July 03, 2008 at 9:08pm, Manggy said...

    Is this your menu?! Just give me the address and I’ll be there with bells on! :D
    Happy Independence day weekend Susan!

  4. On July 03, 2008 at 10:56pm, noble pig said...

    Happy 4th to you too!

  5. On July 04, 2008 at 2:54am, joanne at frutto della passione said...

    Happy 4th, have a great weekend!

  6. On July 04, 2008 at 6:54am, Simply...Gluten-free said...

    Can I come your house for the 4th? Hope you have a happy, happy day!

  7. On July 04, 2008 at 6:58am, Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

    Enjoy your weekend, I cannot wait to read all the barbecue posts on Monday….

  8. On July 04, 2008 at 9:42am, Jen of A2eatwrite said...

    Enjoy and happy 4th! We’re doing strawberry, cherry and blueberry shortcakes for dessert tonight. ;-)

  9. On July 04, 2008 at 11:07am, White On Rice Couple said...

    Happy 4th to you too! Thanks for all the great links Susan! I’ve been her for almost 30 minutes already checking them out! Now my BBQ is calling out for me….gotta go!

  10. On July 04, 2008 at 12:41pm, Parker said...

    Those are some great recipes for the 4th of July! Mmmm rib eye. Have a great weekend.

  11. On July 04, 2008 at 1:43pm, Sarah said...

    Happy 4th! That gazpacho looks fabulous! Just the thing to beat the Independence Day heat.

  12. On July 04, 2008 at 4:25pm, CookiePie said...

    Wow – what a menu! I’ll be right over! :)

    Happy Fourth, Miss SGCC!

  13. On July 04, 2008 at 7:33pm, Proud Italian Cook said...

    Hope your having a great 4th, and thanks for reminding me of your scrumptious food! I would love a bowl of your roasted peach ice cream right now as were about to watch the fireworks from my backyard.

  14. On July 04, 2008 at 7:38pm, LyB said...

    Happy 4th of July Susan, hope you enjoyed your day! All those dishes look scrumptious, they’d be perfect for any occasion. :)

    Oh, and I gave you an award; please check it out here

  15. On July 05, 2008 at 11:05pm, RecipeGirl said...

    Susan – happy 4th weekend to you! All of your dishes look wonderful :)

  16. On July 06, 2008 at 6:06am, The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

    This comment is completely off topic, but I jsut had to tell you this. Last night Kevin and I returned to the neighborhood red sauce Italian restaurant where we had our first date for the first time in years. We had a very nice meal and I of course had to ask for the dessert menu.

    I opened the menu and what did I see?

    TORTONI!

    It brought back memories of both my childhood and your tortoni post. Restaurants still do make it – or at least Chef Antonio’s does. I ordered it and though of you the whole time I was eating it.

  17. On July 06, 2008 at 7:22am, Maryann said...

    I’ll have some of that strawberry shortcake! :)

  18. On July 06, 2008 at 7:47am, Lina said...

    happy belated 4th of july!

  19. On July 06, 2008 at 11:45am, Heather said...

    Love, love LOVE the variety of 4th of July-ish goodies! I didn’t do anything special, cuz I had nasty headache. :(

  20. On July 06, 2008 at 8:41pm, Cakelaw said...

    Hope you and your family had a great long weekend. Beautiful menu – I’m coming round!

  21. On July 07, 2008 at 7:01am, Patsyk said...

    I want to come to your house for 4th of July! Those dishes look fantastic!

  22. On July 07, 2008 at 8:21am, Bellini Valli said...

    I hope your 4th was a very special day. I would have taken any of those dishes along with me:D

  23. On July 07, 2008 at 3:04pm, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Thanks for your great comments, everyone! I’m glad you enjoyed this little trip through the SGCC archives. I hope you all had a great weekend! We were busy bees all weekend, visiting family and friends and getting a jump on some projects around the house. If only it wasn’t so damn hot!

    Short(dis)Order Cook- No way!!! I can’t believe you found tortoni on the menu of your special place. Was it not on there before? That is so funny!

    Thanks for thinking of me! :D

    Heather- I have a nasty headache every day! His name is Mr. SGCC! ;)

    Hope you’re feeling better.

  24. On July 09, 2008 at 3:18pm, Bridgett said...

    Oh my goodness, I should have visited your feast for the 4th!! I absolutely love those dotted bowls for the roasted peach ice cream…they are adorable!

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