Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th and Patriotic Desserts!

Today is July 4th – a big Day here in Boston! Craig Ferguson and Toby Keith are set to go on at 10 pm EST on CBS. The 4th of July in Boston is not only a great family day, but can be completely budget friendly. All of the concerts and displays are free, and if you don’t fall into the pitfalls of paying for parking, buying those silly glow necklaces, and purchasing your meals from a variety of fried dough and hot dog vendors, then the day can cost practically nothing, while providing priceless memories.

Top Row: New York Cheesecake With Blackberry Coulis, Patriotic Parfaits,
Bottom Row: Blueberry Napoleons With Creme Fraiche, Berry Pudding Cakes, Summer Shortcake

But, of course if your staying home and having a crowd over for BBQ......Here are a few crowd pleasers fancied up just a bit. The Napoleon and Cheesecake recipes come from two fabulous food bloggers. Martha gets credit for the parfaits and shortcake, and Better Home and Gardens shares their berry pudding cake in a 4th of July slideshow. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’m leaning towards the Cheesecake of course!
Enjoy the 4th, we will be BBQ and watching the Boston Fireworks from the hillside in town. It's way too crowded to go into Boston today....:)

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