Happy 4th of July!

East Bay Lemonade

In addition to the actual meaning of today, i.e. our independence from Great Britain, the 4th of July is most commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbeques and gathering together with friends and family to celebrate.  In honor of Independence Day, I thought I would provide a visual representation of my own 4th of July festivities in Walnut Creek.  I love gathering together friends, family and neighbors for a fun-filled afternoon with delicious food and eye-catching presentation.  To start things off, a silver platter with tomato, basil and mozzarella skewers is pretty and delish…

Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Appetizer

I love sharing recipes with family and friends.  I inherited this corn salad recipe from my friend Kelly and it has quickly become a family favorite…Corn Salad

This updated recipe for German-style potato salad comes from my dad; I love the addition of bacon for that salty, savory crunch…

Potato Salad

And for dessert, simple = delicious when strawberries are in season…

East Bay Strawberries

Happy 4th of July!!!