A Twist on Tradition

Smart Food

Hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend! Dan had Monday off, so we had a nice, extended weekend together.

For our holiday dinner, I made us roasted corn on the cob, pulled pork sandwiches (meat from the Farmer’s Market!) and garlic vegetable couscous (recipe coming tomorrow!)

Garlic Couscous

Instead of the traditional Fourth of July fruit pie for dessert, I decided to give it a chocolate twist with a graham cracker crust. This is super-rich, to the point that I couldn’t finish mine…which almost never happens! Don’t worry, I saved the rest of mine for the next day, and it was delicious!

Chocolate Cherry PieChocolate Berry Pies

Mini Chocolate Berry Pies

Adapted from this recipe

Makes 2 pies

3 oz. dark chocolate chunks

1/3 c. milk

2 T. plain Greek yogurt

1 T. butter

3/4 c. crushed graham cracker pieces

1 c. mixed berries (I used blueberries and cherries for a red-white-and-blue theme)

1 T. powdered sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 325* F.

Melt the butter and stir into the graham cracker pieces. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of 2 ramekins.

In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and milk over medium heat until the chocolate starts to melt. Remove from heat and mix until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir in the yogurt.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the graham cracker crusts. Bake for 15 minutes.

Allow to cool for 30 minutes, and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. You don’t have to refrigerate it, but it will taste much better! Top with berries and sugar.

Cherry Chocolate Pie

Smart Fitness

I got some exciting new biking gear that is making SUCH a difference in my training. I don’t have any pictures yet, but stay tuned! 😉

Smart Life

What was your 4th of July meal?


  1. says

    The mini pies look so cute and delicious! I am all about small rations of decadence 😀 Fourth of July for me was filled with tons of meat. I think I ate more meat this past weekend than in the past few months!

  2. says

    did you know that pulled pork sandwiches are one of my all time favorite foods EVER!?!?!

    seriously. not just sandwiches, either. pulled pork ANYTHING, really. This weekend i had pulled pork wonton tacos and they were FAB.

    but i did not eat them on Sunday. My 4th of July Meal was:

    brats like a good ole wisco kid.
    and vodka infused watermelon.
    and a few adult beverages.
    and a hot dog.
    and some ben & jerrys sweet cream & cookies.
    in a waffle cone.

    that was my post race refuel dinner. :) woot.

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      We looked for brats at the Farmer’s Market (hello, recent Wisconsinites!), but couldn’t find any, so got the pulled pork instead!

  3. says

    Those desserts are the perfect topping to the 4th of July. I had homemade gelato in Montreal over the weekend. Total foreign dish for the 4th, awful I know! I also had maple syrup ice cream for the first time. That was so tasty!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      I want to hear more about your trip, especially since you went with the same touring company we are using!

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