This blueberry crumble recipe is scrumptious. I can remember my first fourth party a year after we got married, and I was 36 weeks pregnant with my daughter. I went to a party where there was a delicious backyard barbecue spread, and the featured dessert was a fruit pizza that had strawberries and blueberries painstakingly arranged into the shape of an American flag. I was stunned at the precision, and the detail. But I am here to tell you, I am not detailed. And arranging blueberries in 13 packed stripes sounds like a form of torture. If you're into lines, by all means, make the American flag fruit pizza, and if you're more like me, allow me to introduce you to my favorite festive treat: Blueberry Crumble. I used to request my mom to make me this dish in lieu of a birthday cake, and since my birthday is in July, it always seemed to be in keeping with July's most well known celebration (which isn't my birthday, sadly). Where strawberries and raspberries fail sometimes to satisfy, … [Read more...]
Independece Day – History, Recipes and Crafty Fun!
History of Independence Day Many people consider July 4th as the birth date of America, and rightfully so. It was on this date in 1776 that the Continental Congress approved and adopted the Declaration of Independence. It can actually be considered the country’s birth certificate. At this time the spirit of freedom, so much a part of this country’s history, was born. Prior to the birth of our nation, the colonists led other uprisings against the British for one reason or another. Most often, however, the colonist’s complaints revolved around unfair taxes. In fact, as early as 1676, Nathaniel Bacon wrote a “Declaration of the People” to decry the taxes and failure of the British to protect farmers along the western edge of the colonies. Bacon also led rebellions against the British. From the beginning of colonial times, the British required American colonists to pay taxes on items imported from Great Britain. These items included sugar, coffee, and wine. The colonists, however, … [Read more...]