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4th of July Celebrations & Tomato, Avocado + Feta Salsa {Recipe}

It always seems when a holiday rolls around I suddenly get the urge to cook or bake, especially if I’m going to a party to celebrate. I guess that’s the entertainer in me. I can’t just take something boring to a party, especially if there’s a fun theme like red, white and blue!

Yesterday we celebrated the patriotic holiday at a friend’s house where we grilled out, drank beer and watched the kids play, then walked over to the park for fireworks. You can’t get more American than that can you?

Screen Shot 2014-07-05 at 10.29.20 AM{the amazingness in the backyard for the kids – I’m just waiting for an adult night with this thing!}

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{we’re so cute in our red, white and blue}

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I made these adorable, simple cookies for the event. Ingredients: sugar cookies, icing, strawberries and blueberries. Directions: Make sugar cookies (or buy them like I did … Walmart has some great ones in the bakery), ice them (I prefer whipped vanilla), decorate with strawberries and blueberries! Everyone loved them!

I also made the Tomato, Avocado + Feta salsa recipe below that was phenomenal. I will absolutely make this again and again this summer. It was so light and refreshing and full of fresh ingredients. Husband and I walked back from the fireworks ready for a late-night snack, headed straight for the salsa and …. it was all gone. Guess I’ll just have to make some more soon! Enjoy!

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T O M A T O ,  A V O C A D O + F E T A  S A L S A 

Ingredients:

3 plump tomatoes
4 avocados
4 oz. garlic + herb crumbled feta
handful of jalapenos
cilantro
1/2 lemon juice
S&P

Directions:

1. Dice the tomatoes, avocados, cilantro and jalapenos (if you want a little kick.)
2. Mix all together, including the feta.
3. Top with lemon juice to keep the avocado from turning brown and for a little extra flavor.
4. Serve with (my preference) Tostitos scoops.

xo xo

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