What I’m Making on the 4th of July

I am so looking forward to a quiet long weekend. This is the first time in years that my out-of-state siblings aren’t traveling into town, so I think it’s just going to be us–and maybe my parents–for the 4th of July. I’m looking forward to getting into the kitchen and making some really yummy festive food.

Here are some new recipes that I’ll be experimenting with this weekend.


Cool Cucumber Salsa

Whipped Feta with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries


Watermelon Summer Salad

Easy Pasta Salad


Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp


Blueberry Basil Lemonade

(I recently had this at my friend Bridget’s and she substituted the sparkling water for still and it was delicious!)

Here are some recipes I’ve made in past summers that you might like, too.

What I Made Last Year on the 4th

Healthy(ish) Fourth of July Side Dishes and Desserts

Summer Appetizers

Margaret’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies


Photo by Jenn Marie Creative

My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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