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M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Thick, chewy, big-batch M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars are simple to make, fun to share, easy to customize with different colored M&Ms, and always a huge hit! Well, I had grand plans to make y’all a berry slab pie decorated like an American flag just in time for Independence Day. Alas, two attempts and several pounds of berries later, my recipe turned out to be a flop…delicious yet falling apart. Le sigh. So since I wanted to share a little {Read More}

Red, White, & Blue Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

A summertime salad of mixed greens, juicy watermelon, plump blueberries, creamy feta, and toasted almonds in a sweet and tangy watermelon vinaigrette is a side dish worthy of barbecues, picnics, and Fourth of July parties! For a variety of reasons, Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. First off, it falls during summer, which — despite the oftentimes ridiculous Texas heat — is my favorite season of the year. Secondly, it’s a holiday that you can {Read More}

“America the Beautiful” Subway Art ~ Free Printable

Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love patriotism and I am very proud to be an American, which is probably why Lee Greenwood’s famous anthem gives me chills and brings me to tears every time I hear it.  I have happy childhood Fourth of July memories of sitting on a blanket on the banks of Town Lake while listening to the 1812 Overture and the Stars and Stripes Forever, as huge fireworks lit up the {Read More}