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Recipes and Tips for Throwing a Fantastic July 4th!

by Jillian Leslie on

TIP 1 -- I had to start with the most mouth-watering dish... pulled pork sandwiches with Asian slaw. Since our grill still isn't hooked up, I wanted to come up with an alternative to typical July 4th BBQ food that was equally fun and equally delicious. That's why I thought of pulled pork! Who doesn't like pulled pork?! :)

You will find the recipes at the end of the post. The pork and slaw are both very easy to make, but the pork does take 6-8 hours to cook, so plan ahead if you're considering it.

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FREE July 4th Printables from WCC Designs

by Jillian Leslie on

Wanessa from WCC Designs has been very busy lately. :) Not only did she design our set of FREE Canada Day printables, but she also designed this FREE collection of "Independence Day" July 4th printables. If you want something a little more modern, less traditional for your BBQ, this is the set for you.

The collection includes: drink wraps, mini party logos, party logos, blank tent cards, pendant banner, and cupcake wraps.

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{RECIPE} Tasty and Refreshing Granita for Summer

by Jillian Leslie on

It's been hot hot hot here in Palo Alto, so I wanted to come up with a recipe that would be cool and delicious. That's why I excitedly created these strawberry and orange granitas.

For those of you who don't know, granita is an Italian dessert that's a cross between a snow cone and sorbet. It's sweet and icy, simple to make, and the key to getting the texture just right is to mix it every twenty minutes with a whisk while it's freezing in the freezer. Plus, I added a little champagne to each flavor to give them both a nice zing.

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{DIY} Monogrammed Mugs

by Jillian Leslie on

I found these monogrammed mugs on Design Mom and had to share. If you are looking for a cheap and easy favor idea, head to goodwill, find some mismatched mugs, and start monogramming or designing.

All you need to make these are: a pair of scissors, a pen, tape, graphite transfer paper, a Black Pebeo Porcelaine Pen in Fine Point available at Amazon or Michael's, and a print out of your guests' initials (or any other design you want to copy).

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