Happy Southern Independence Day!

Submitted by Christi

Looking for lots of great Independence Day table ideas for:

Tablescape Thursday with Between Naps on the Porch

with Between Naps on the Porch

Here is what we are doing around here . . . Of course, we just had the Red, White and Blue Festival last weekend, so this coming weekend, we will grill some barbecue ribs and enjoy the porch!

RWB Tablescape

A little red, white and blue on the table.

And around the citronella lantern (gotta fight off those skeeters!

Of course the table doves are present!

We may even have some real doves visit the bird feeder.

Happy Independence Day!!!

Today’s Lagniappe: Stuffed Strawberries
Something that is no bake and delicious – from Paula Deen

  • 20 whole large strawberries, hulled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans

Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each strawberry so the berries stand upright. Place berries, cut side down, on a serving platter. Carefully cut the berries into 4 wedges, cutting almost to, but not through, the bottoms with a criss-cross cut. Fan wedges just slightly, taking care not to break them. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until combined but still stiff. Using a teaspoon or pastry bag with decorative tip, fill the strawberries with the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the stuffed strawberries. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

7 Responses to “Happy Southern Independence Day!”

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  2. Leslie Says:

    At first I thougtht the doves were real. Those are so cute! Happy Fourth!

  3. Laura Ingalls Gunn Says:

    I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you’ll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. 🙂

  4. [email protected] Dull & the Dutiful Says:

    What festive tableware! And the view from your table is great!

  5. Mary Says:

    We’re looking forward to enjoying the porch too! Thanks for the lagniappe~ love Paula… have her Savannah Style Book Review to post on Saturday, with Jain at Food for Thought. Happy 4th 🙂

  6. Johanna Says:

    Hi, that looks like a great BBQ. Those patriotic plates and beakers are so nice. Have a very nic 4th of July.
    Greetings, Johanna

  7. Mimi Says:

    Very patriotic table!

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