Happy Independence Day!I love the holidays. It doesn’t really matter what it is – a reason to celebrate, bake and make crafts with Jazlynn is so fun! It’s great to spend the day away from work and celebrating our nation’s birthday.

I’ve always been patriotic and thankful for all the blessings we have as Americans. Now, that I am a Sailor in the United States Navy, the feeling has transformed into a stronger bond with a country that I’m really proud to be a part of. Of course, it is not perfect – but nothing ever is. The point is that there is so much opportunity to make a difference because you have the freedom to do it.

*End of Patriotic rant*

For the holiday I baked a bizcocho from scratch – Puerto Rican style and it came out sooo good. I can’t wait to make a cake like this again. The link to the recipe is at the end of this post.

My daughter, Jazlynn, and I also made and decorated cupcakes last night. We had so much fun 🙂

We mixed in food coloring to regular frosting for the red and blue. I made most of the flags and Jazlynn helped make the “firework” designs.

We then took a walk and gave away cupcakes to our neighbors. Using food is always a good way to meet new people – everyone eats!


Later, we went to my in-laws’ home and my mom and grandmother also came over for the BBQ. We had a great time and I can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Related links:
Cake recipe, Puerto Rican (Puertorriqueño), in Spanish from a fellow Blogger.

God bless America!

Zulaika H.

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