Happy Independence Day!

Looking to have a festive cookout or barbecue for the holiday at your new house? Get your hands on some of these adorable Fourth of July recipes to show your patriotism.


Flag Fruit Tray

Ingredients: blueberries, sliced strawberries, white chocolate covered pretzels

Recipe: 1. Place a bowl of blueberries at the top left corner of the platter. 2. Form a row of strawberries at the top. 3. Then form a row of white chocolate covered pretzels right below it. 4. Repeat the row process until you have filled your platter



Festive Strawberries

Ingredients: strawberries, white chocolate, blue sprinkles

Recipe: 1.Put all three ingredients in three separate bowl and have a sheet tray ready to go with wax paper on it. 2. Melt the white chocolate. 3. Dip a strawberry into the melted white chocolate ⅔ of the way. 4. Take the same strawberry and dip it in the blue sprinkles ⅓ of the way. 5. Place the finished strawberry on the sheet tray when done. 6.  When all strawberries are complete, place the sheet tray in the fridge for half hour. If you want to go one step further you could put gold or flag toothpicks in the ends for a little extra spark!


Red, White & Blue Trifle

Ingredients: strawberries, blueberries, vanilla cake, Cool Whip

Recipe: 1. Cook a vanilla sheet cake and when done, cut it up into small squares. 2. First, add ⅓ of the small cake squares to the trifle bowl. 3. Next, add ⅓ of the strawberries to the trifle bowl 4. Then add a ¼ cool whip to the trifle bowl. 5. Finally, add ¼ of the blueberries to the trifle bowl 6. Repeat the process two more times till the trifle bowl is full. 7. Any leftover ingredients can be added to the top to the trifle to finish it off!


All of these recipes are super easy to make and ones your guest will love! Take it a step further and add some festive utensils, paper products, and sparklers! 

Now, when you're all full from your treats... grab a blanket and head to some of the local area fireworks displays! Here are just a few around Bedford you can enjoy:

Acton: 9:30 PM Behind Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way

Burlington: 9:00 PM View from Burlington Town Common or Simonds Park

Maynard: 10:00 PM Fowler School, 3 Tiger Way

Carlisle: 9:30 PM Baseball Field Church Street (Rain Date 7/8/2017)

Lexington: 8:30-10:00 PM Center Field

Local Events Starting July 4th and beyond: