17 More Red, White and Blue Sweet Treat Recipes for the 4th of July
It’s here — the most firecrackin’ day out of the whole year. Today, you can find us at home, painting our nails for the occasion and baking up a red, white and blue storm to celebrate our nation’s independence. That’s right — we’re comin’ for ya, you crazy cool American flag pie!
8. Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches: Add some sprinkles to your cookie mix to make these melty funfetti ice cream cookie sandwiches. Please excuse us while we lick our fingers… (via The Benson Street)
10. Chocolate-Dipped Oreo American Flag: Very few things in this world are as amazing as chocolate-dipped Oreos. Just add some food dye and white choco stars, and you’re all set for the 4th! (via The Pink Flour)
12. Ice Cream Sandwich Popsicle: Short on time? No problem! Pre-made ice cream sandwiches, popsicle sticks and red and blue M+M’s are all you’ll need for a fun, 4th-themed sweet treat. (via The Winthrop Chronicles)
What are you cookin’ up this 4th of July? Tell us in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!