In preparation for America's birthday this week, what is your go-to food or drink you have to have? BBQ? A signature cocktail? Maybe a dessert you only have on the 4th?What are you most looking forward to?

I love any holiday, but there is something about the 4th of July that makes it stand out for me. Maybe it's the reasoning behind why we celebrate the 4th. Maybe it's because I love to see the sky light up with fireworks. Or maybe it's just all the good eats that I consume on the 4th.

Burgers, hot dogs, cakes, s'mores, drinks...you can't go wrong! Tonight I will be making my American Flag cake. You know, the one with blueberries and strawberries (I mean, I try and make it somewhat healthy). And we'll be heading to the Veterans Home at night for fireworks.

It's a family tradition that we do every year, and I love every second of it. What are some of your 4th of July family traditions? And you have have an amazing recipe for a fun dessert I would love to see it. I like trying new things.