Can you tell we're gearing up for an epic spell of cooking, entertaining and partying like it's a week broken up by a big fun national holiday? Cause we totally are! We've got a peanut butter and banana pancake breakfast for a crowd, barbecue pulled pork for the carnivores, cauliflower and hummus tartines for the vegetarians and homemade watermelon soda and peachy-sweet cheesecake for everyone. 

Brush up on your 4th of July recipes this weekend and try the sashimi. You know you want a big pink slab of salt around the house to keep you company.