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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Soliloquy's Fourth Of July Picks

Are you looking for a few last minute goodies to  bring to your cookout table this year? I have a few ideas that would fit into any menu.  Alongside the hot dogs and hamburgers, pasta salads, and corn on the cob....how about these yummy treats?



Sip these all slow, a brain-freeze may occur upon consumption, FYI.  




Summer just isn't summer without one of these frozen drinks.  Quick and easy to make - no special machines or equipment necessary.  

Half ice tea, half lemonade ='s a thirst quenching lemony beverage.  Liquid summer! 

Need to cool down?  Want an Orange Julius- type drink, without having to go to the mall?  Mix up this famous frozen treat with a blender and just a few ingredients. 

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A few munchies to get the party started!






A sweet and salty delight, tossed in creamy lime cilantro and avocado.  Beer optional (let's be honest.....a family cookout requires at least 1...or 14).

Who doesn't love a good dip?  (besides that distant friend/relative that shows up for your cookout and won't EVER shut up!  Yeah, we've all got one.)

Can't get to the shore?  Leave the sand behind and bring the shore to you!  

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Sweet Treats!!




What a chocolate peanut butter/sunbutter fix, but don't feel like baking?  Try these no-bake cookies.

Nothing says America like apple pie!  How about these little mini pies/cookies?  Buttery pie crust, filled with sweetened apple rings.  Uncle Sam would approve.  Totally.  




These cookies are blended with a summery combination of ground banana chips, coconut flakes, dried pineapple, and white chocolate chips.  You need to bake these.  Seriously.  Like, now.  

Vanilla infused sugar, tossed with fresh berries makes a great addition to any shortcake.  Now, add the bourbon for a kick!  Yowzah!!  (make these the night before - they need time to marinate.)

Quintessential for any summer menu.  Use what ever fresh berries you have on-hand, and top with this cornmeal muffin inspired batter.  Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.  Mmmmmmmmmmm. 

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33 comments:

  1. I want to party at your house! It all looks so delicious. I have got to make mini apple pies, it's on my to do list. Unfortunately that list grows each day. Have a wonderful 4th!!!

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    1. Anytime Lisa! I know what you mean about the to-make lists :)
      You have a safe and happy 4th, as well!

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  2. Kim, this all looks and sounds totally scrumptious! Wow! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful July 4th holiday!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! Wishing you the same :)

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  3. The frozen lemonade looks great and I love the desserts too.

    Oh to Be a Muse
    Shop Layered Muse

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  4. De.lici.ous. :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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  5. Hi thanks so much for sharing all this and thanks for following my blog & the compliment on my dog Bosco!
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Julie, I'm a sucker for a cute puppy-dog! :)

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    1. Thanks Jeni - Happy 4th!! (even though today's the 5th) :)

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  7. Wow, so many goodies to choose from! My kids are gonna be totally interested in the soft serve frozen lemonade. It is really hot where we are right now so that will be so refreshing! Thanks for putting together this list!

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    1. I was raised on it...lemonade/ice cream trucks were constantly being chased down by me and my friends :) The good ol' days (sigh) :)

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  8. Hi Kim! Stopping by from best of the weekend party, those apple pie cookies look yummy!

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    1. Thanks Emily! They were fun to make...funner to eat, though. :)

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  9. Yum, it all looks good but that strawberry parfait I want right now!

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    1. Thanks Dawn! My husband keeps asking why we don't have a constant supply of them AT ALL TIMES! :)

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  10. Wow, what a delicious 4th of July you had, Kim! Next time invite me! :) Stopping by from the Super Sunday Linky Party! :)

    Christine :)
    http://www.myepicureanadventures.com

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    1. Any time, Christine! Have a great day :)

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  11. The fourth of July picks certainly look great Kim! I also see Red Stripe beer which originated in Jamaica!:) I have never had it but I know it is highly rated.

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  12. Wow! They look amazing, did you really make all that for 4 July? I must check out some of your recipes, very inspiring!

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    1. I made SOME of these for the holiday. I did make these all within the last few months...this was round-up post for some suggestions on what to make. :)

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  13. Wow, these all look great! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #20!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

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  14. Hi Kim! I'm really digging the Berry Cobbler dessert and the Apple Pie cookies! Thank You so much for sharing! You are a very talented lady indeed!
    Came over to visit you this time from Nap-time Creation's Party
    Lizy@http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Lizy! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  15. Kim! What a fabulous collection of your amazing recipes. Yes please to all of the above! I will have to do the non-alcoholic versions but I'm still all over it! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  16. Can we have a few more 4th of Julys before the summer is over so I can fit all of this in? I'm diggin' all the cold bevs. It's only about 95 million degrees here.

    Thanks for linking this week.

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    1. You gotta try the frozen lemonade....it melts away the humidity in a 3 foot circle around you :)

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  17. Such amazing food, I want to join you for dinner :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays..

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