The 4th of July is quickly approaching which for many of us means friends, family, fireworks, and FOOD! Our family traditionally heads to Jeff’s family’s cabin on the lake to enjoy the water, get some sun, and grill out with plenty of food and drinks.
It’s potluck style, and after years of getting together for these meals, everybody has perfected their own signature dish. As a “newbie” to the family, last year I went in search of a “go-to” dessert to bring as my contribution.
And this is how the S’mores bar tradition was started… They’re quick, easy, only take a few ingredients, and most importantly – are absolutely delicious! From backyard BBQ’s to days at the lake, I make these tasty bars ALL summer long!
Of course every great dessert needs a drink to go with it! This 4th of July we’ll be drinking 100% American made and grown CK Mondavi wine. Even better? A percentage of sales for each bottle sold between May and August goes to supporting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, an organization that supports men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.
If you’re hosting a crowd, CK Mondavi wines are the way to go. Every bottle is priced under $10 which makes satisfying even the thirstiest party-goers a breeze!
To celebrate my sister’s last night visiting us here in Omaha, we rounded up the kids and had a backyard family BBQ.
We cracked open a couple of bottles of wine, worked together on a great meal, and polished off some S’mores bars for dessert!
I’m usually a red wine drinker, but I decided to give the Blonde Five a try. It was perfect for a warm summer night with flavors of baked apple, honey and lemon zest. We all agreed that the Scarlet Five was the ultimate “winner” of the evening. It’s CK Mondavi’s signature cuvee and is composed of their best five red varieties. Needless to say, we’re hooked :)
And even though it’s not quite the 4th of July yet, families all over our neighborhood were getting a head start on fireworks. We put the babies to bed and sat outside sipping our wine, enjoying the view, and nibbling at the final edges of the S’mores bars :)
Want to try my 4th of July favorites?
And remember, every bottle purchased helps fund the IFHF serving U.S. military personnel wounded or killed in service to our nation and their families. I’ll cheers to that!
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