Honor Your Family’s Journey To America On July Fourth! #ThisIsWholesome @HoneyMaidSnacks #Paid

Raising the American flag in preparation for the July Fourth Weekend!

Raising the American flag in preparation for the July Fourth Weekend!

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

    My ancestors came to this country in search of a better life and new opportunities for their children and grandchildren.  On my father’s side of the family, my grandparents migrated from Spain to Venezuela to find work and save money.  When they realized that they would have more employment opportunities here in the United States, they packed up all of their belongings and headed to “America.”

    My grandmother was a stay at home mom while my grandfather worked for the telephone company in order to support their two children.  Abuelo, or Grandpa, has always told me that coming to this country was the best thing that he and my grandmother could have done for our family.  They have always been very proud of both of their grandchildren, their five grandchildren and their eight great-grandchildren and have stressed the importance of getting an education and of working hard to get ahead.

    Since their arrival in the United States, our family has assimilated in many ways to American culture, while at the same time preserving some of our cultural traditions from our homeland.  One such American holiday that we have come to love is Independence Day which is more commonly referred to as the Fourth of July.  From as far back as I can remember, our family has celebrated this historical American holiday by hosting a big family barbecue where we enjoyed each other’s company and ate lots and lots of food!


    What could be more American than making s’mores and enjoying gooey times with family and friends?  S’mores are the ultimate compliment to any Fourth of July party! Check out Honey Maid’s deliciously sweet tips and ideas for endless s’more fun by clicking HERE!  No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will. Honey Maid provides wholesome snacks for every wholesome family.


    If there’s no time to light the grill or fire pit, the toaster oven is an easy and safe way to brown your marshmallows indoors to toasted, gooey perfection.  Check out the Honey Maid S’mores Recipe, just in time for this Fourth of July weekend.


    This weekend, honor your family’s journey to America by making some s’mores over a campfire, on the grill, in the toaster oven, or even in the microwave.  For more information about Honey Maid, visit their website and check out their other delicious recipes.  There is no better time to enjoy this traditional American treat with those who matter to you the most!


Let’s Discuss:  How do you blend the traditions from your family’s native country with U.S. traditions to celebrate the Fourth of July?

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. My children’s father is from Norway so we always celebrate their special day in May and our Independence day by going to the local fireworks. We don’t blend those two holidays since there are not many Norwegians in our neck of the woods.

    Do you know in all my 40 years I have never made S’mores! Your pictures have me regretting that decision though. I think I’m going to pick up the ingredients this weekend. I know my kiddos will love them!

  2. My family has been here several generations now. Originally some came from Germany, some from Hungary and some from England. By my generation the assimilation is pretty well complete. By the way I do love s’mores and never knew you could make them in a toaster oven!!

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Well, we are American, so we celebrate with a cookout and some fireworks. Sometimes we make s’mores on the fire pit, too.

  4. I love s’mores. Honeymaid is the only brand of graham cracker I will use for them.

  5. We go through so many graham crackers in the summer. We LOVE S’mores.

  6. We lived in Mexico for the past 11 years and have not been able to celebrate 4th of July in America. Im excited that we are here this year. We love s’mores but my kids usually eat all the graham crackers before we can make them.

  7. Great perspective – on my Mom’s side 100% Italian, great traditions and recipes! My Dad has German and British Isles – he tracked us back to the Mayflower. Genealogy is so cool. I never would have known if he didn’t invest years in research.

  8. We don’t blend our native traditions on the 4th, but are big about celebrating our Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day. We just had S’mores today and they were yummy!

  9. We love s’mores, too. That one looks gooey and delicious. Happy 4th of July!

  10. Thanks for reminding me to pick up items for smores now to find a store that’s open in my area to pick up some last minute items. Happy 4th of July to you too. Have fun and stay safe.

  11. My kids would love to make these! Perfect for indoor camping fun!

  12. OH man, it’s eight in the morning and I’m thinking these look great about now. Yes, I said right now. 🙂

  13. What a great idea! Those s’mores look lovely. we are in Canada but what a wonderful idea to do with family!

  14. We always have s’mores during cookouts. We do a traditional July 4th celebration.

  15. What a lovely story! As for the s’mores you just can’t get any better!

  16. I love making smores. Even though we don’t celebrate the 4th of july, I would make the smores any day!

  17. Happy 4th of July to everyone! That is a great picture of that proud kid raising the American Flag. We do love smores. Honey Maid has some great collection of yummy & delicious recipes to try.

  18. We are pretty traditional on the 4th of July. Our family has lived in the US for quite a few generations. Cook outs and family get togethers with lots of great food. I love those little smores that you made. Perfect bite size.

  19. eliz frank says

    America is a nation of immigrants and I love these celebrations that honor that part of our nation. My kids are American born but, I am not and my family of birth never moved here… so I’m a lone ranger. Haha! I still love Independence day and what it all means. 🙂

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