July Fourth Party Menu

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Today is the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence! Even though the reason for the celebration is often forgotten in the hectic business of family gatherings and festivities, it is an event definitely worth remembering.

HAPPY JULY FOURTH!!

Here are a few quick menu ideas, to help you plan your party.  Hope you are blessed with lots of soft green grass to lay out your picnic blanket, and plenty of trees for shade. Here the monsoon season has actually begun, or so we hope, bringing us the first rainfall yesterday since last November! Yippee!! And, no, in case you were wondering, getting no rain for this long is not normal, even considering that we live in the high desert.  If you also find yourself living  in a state that is extremely dry, please forego the at home fireworks displays. There are beautiful displays in almost all towns across the country, and it would be a tragedy if another wildfire were to begin. Smoke is still hanging very thickly in the air from several wild fires burning in the surrounding areas, namely Los Alamos and Santa Fe.

If you are hosting  a July Fourth celebration, below are links to a selection of our most popular summertime recipes.

JULY FOURTH MENU:

Sparkling Cranberry Juice with Green Tea 

Fillet of Sole with Green Salad and Rainbow German Potato Salad

Easy Gluten Free Potato And Zucchini Pie

I Dream of Coconut Milk Ice Cream Cake

Strawberry Shortcake

Happy July Fourth. Always feel free to leave your comments, we love hearing from you! Have fun and enjoy the day.

Coconut Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries

Coconut Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries

When you eat gluten free, as well as corn free, creating something like a breaded chicken, or fish recipe, becomes a bit more difficult. We created this recipe along time ago,  and it completely simulates the crunchy texture of standard  breading, minus the bread. The chicken turns out moist, and the coconut gives it a nice, slightly sweet flavor. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Cookies


Valentine's Day Cookies

We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.

You can’t just accept it, and leave it in the cupboard,

or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it.

You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.

John Lennon

Valentine's Day Cookies

In honor of Valentine’s Day,  here is a wonderful cookie recipe that works without fail. You will need to get the following ingredients. Continue reading