July 4th Recipes

I can't remember the last 4th of July  where I didn't go to a BBQ or watch fireworks somewhere. As a young child at sleep away camp, there were always some sort of red, white, and blue festivities with equally pleasing patriotic cookies coupled with red, white and blue bug juice. Since then, I've always tried to be patriotic on the festive day.  Before I really got jazzed about cooking, that simply meant buying American flags for my kids to wave around. However, now that my pantry is actually stocked, it's fun to show our true colors … [Read more...]

Red, White and Blueberry Mini-Whoopie Pies

  Happy 4th of July! It’s a day of celebration.  And, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than to make some Red, White and Blueberry Whoopie Pies.   For me, Whoopie Pies are synonymous with summers at camp in the back woods of Maine where Whoopies (or Moon Pies) are a celebrated beach treat.  Last summer I attempted to make Mom’s Whoopie Pie recipe I found in her archives.  It needed to be made entirely from scratch—from the cake-like exterior to the creamy interior (which used raw eggs).  And, while they didn’t look … [Read more...]