Fourth Of July Cherries

Fourth Of July Cherries

It is a holiday weekend here in the US and it is time for some Fourth of July cherries! This time of year cherries are one of my favorite things. That reminds me, you can still link to yesterdays Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop too. Cherries are in all of the markets around here at this time of year. My sweet husband is from Michigan, where they have the Cherry Festival  in Traverse City. Some of you may remember that I mentioned a while back that we plan to retire there ( please click HERE if you missed it).


I could make some of our favorite cherry recipes with cherries straight off of the trees!






fourth of july cherries

                 cherry cake recipe   cherry cheese cake

Or maybe this new recipe for Cherry Macaroons from Taste Of Home (I am  a Taste Of Home blogger)
cherry cookies

1-1/3 cups shortening
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and extract; mix well.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add
to creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut and cherries (dough will be
very stiff).
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on
wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen.

find more Taste of Home fourth of July recipes HERE

Are you looking forward to recipes made with fresh Fourth of July cherries?

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happy fourth of july 2014

Enjoy your weekend have fun be safe and Happy Fourth of July!


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  1. Yummy cherries :) Happy 4th of July my friend…I hoep you have a very special and happy time celebrating with friends and family :)) Have a great weekend xx

  2. Carla Bruns (@RealInto) says:

    These look wonderful! Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. We discovered a few months back that cherries and tart cherry juice help people who have difficulty sleeping. My husband drinks it every night now before bed. These look yummy, Katie! Happy 4th!

  4. Happy 4th of July, Katie to you and your family. Wonderful cherry recipes and hugs to you my friend for sharing them here today 😉 xoxo!!

  5. rozpaige says:

    Cherries have finally gone down in price in our markets here . . . from $10.00 a pound down to $4.00 a pound, so I’m so looking forward to baking with my favorite fruit CHERRIES!!!!! YUM! Happy 4th Katie!

  6. Whoo yummy :)

    I love cherries ..

  7. yummmmm cherries! We have a wild cherry tree but no cherries this year :( Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  8. Mmmm cherries!

  9. Cherries are on the counter right now. They get eaten too fast for anything to be made with them!

  10. The yummies look yummy! I love cherries. Did you know that fresh cherries were great for joint pain. Honestly, it works.!

  11. We haven’t had cherries yet this season. I’ve seen them in the store though, and I’m raring to get in there and get some recipes going too.

  12. Yum – I just pitted cherries this afternoon for the freezer!

    • Hi Debbie, do you freeze them fresh? xo

      • Hi Katherine, yes – I use a sharp knife to go around the cherry and twist. This releases one half and makes it easier to get the pit out of the other. I then line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper and lay out the cherries evenly. The cookie sheet then goes into the freeze for a couple of hours to flash freeze (I don’t cover) The cherries can then be placed in a freezer Ziploc bag. The freezing on the cookie sheet allows the cherries to stay separate and not stick together in the storage bag.

  13. Thanks for stopping by the other day, Katherine! I LOVE this post b/c cherries are my favorite thing. The cookies look amazing. I’ll have to do some baking soon . . .

  14. I have a bowl of cherries to enjoy right now. I usually just pit them and put them on top of cereal…that’s like dessert to me! I love your new banner my friend! Hugs, Diane

  15. Sandra Garth says:

    Love the cherry juice tip, boy do I need that!

  16. I’m going crazy with your recipes!!! 😛 Now I’m always hungry!

  17. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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