This 4th of July also commemorates TWO years of us living in Los Angeles. We are finally — the last 6 months — really feeling like “home” here. It took longer than we expected, honestly; but I think we just weren’t being very realistic with our expectations, considering we moved with a baby, a business, and two dogs.
Anyway, July fourth is also one of my best friends’ birthdays and she and her boyfriend are coming to visit us this year to celebrate! We’ve been invited to a potluck and since I was searching my own site for ideas anyway, I thought I’d collect them all in one post of 4th of July recipes! Mostly side dishes, a couple of grilling ideas, and a fruity, red-white-and-blue cake for dessert!