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patriotic berry appetizer
Happy 4th of July!
Hope you have been having a wonderful time celebrating Independence Day.

My Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law created quite a celebratory feast for us this afternoon.  My favorite grilled item is kielbasa, so that is all that I really cared about!  (But it most definitely was not all that I ate!) The rest of the family was fortunate that there was more than enough to go around, because I didn't have to fight anyone for their portion.   Dessert was grilled pineapple with vanilla ice cream.  It was fantastic.

I was asked to bring an appetizer.  If there is a holiday being celebrated, it can be assumed I am going to try my very best to make whatever I bring look festive. 

As I was brainstorming, Hubby said, "just put what you make in a festive bowl. 
"But I want the FOOD to be festive."
"You can put sparklers on top!"
"Oooooh, that sounds fun... but no."

The sparklers really would have been fun.  I'm just a party pooper. 
I finally decided to create Patriotic Berry Appetizers.   (If you can come up with a better name, let me know!)

They were simple, pretty, yummy, and FESTIVE. 
Just what I wanted.

blue girl presents:patriotic berry appetizer
To create your own, fill premade phyllo cups (found in the freezer section of the grocery store) with a cube of brie cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes.  While baking, warm up 1/4 cup of honey and a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar in a pan.  Remove from heat and gently fold in berries.  When the cups are finished baking, top each one with some berries.  Serve.  Eat.  Enjoy.
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These are so cute, and look so tasty! Plus I love anything with brie cheese. These would be a great appetizer for any summer party!

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