Did you all have a nice 4th? Our’s was really low-key and relaxing. Every year I try to get around to making a flag cake. This year was my favorite by far and the one that I will make from now on. The base of the cake was from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook, but you can find it here. I skipped a traditional icing and made a large batch of whipped cream adding a little bit of sugar and vanilla seeds fresh from the pod. Super easy, fast, fresh and yummy!
I also made guacamole using a recipe that I found on Pinterest. Originally from Style Me Pretty Living and touted as the best ever guacamole. I figured it had to be worth a try. Boy was it! So good we put it on everything. Chips, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, you name it. I can’t recommend it enough.
Have a good weekend, and if you have time try one of these great dishes!