The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. Beyond what it represents for our country, it symbolizes a brief pause in an otherwise hectic summer that slips by too quickly. It's filled with grilled corn on the cob, bare feet on warmed bricks, chilled rosé and crackling fireworks. This weekend my parents will be in town and we're planning a little backyard barbecue for Saturday. I made these star-shaped linzer cookies (with blueberry and strawberry jam) that are buttery and crisp and the perfect end to an al fresco meal.
Fourth of July
Long weekends are always welcomed, but there's something special about the 4th of July. When I was little, my parents would take me to the county fair and after going on all the rides and playing every carnival game, we'd head across the highway to A&W (one of the only fast food ...read more