Wishing Everyone a Wonderful 4th of July

Whether you are planning a backyard barbecue, a picnic or attending a big fireworks display – whatever you have planned, here wishing you the best 4th of July. Nothing is better than gather together with friends and family for some simple fun. Make water balloons for the kids – or the kid at heart. Eat sweet watermelon. Cook up hamburgers, hot dogs and enjoy! For many of us, the big event is the end of a well-earned four-day weekend. Yeah!

Still not sure what to serve? Check out a few postings of 4th of July past for ideas and suggestions.


Hurray for The Red, White and Blue

Starters
Patriotic Deviled Eggs
Cold-Cut Roll-Ups
Panko-Parmesan Crusted Marinated Artichoke Hearts with Lemon-Basil Aioli

From the Grill
Garlic-Beer Marinated Chicken Thighs
Grilled Smoked Beef Sausages
Basic Mini-Burgers

On the Side
Corn on the Cob
Macaroni Salad

Salads
Compressed Watermelon Salad with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Cherry Balsamic Vinegar
Cucumber-Tomato-Basil Salad with Dill Dressing

The Grand Finale 
American Flag Cake


Sparklers and Fire Sticks – Celebrating the 4th of July

Grilled Foods on a Stick
Super Sensational Sirloin Kabobs
Honey Chicken Kabobs
Apricot Preserve Grilled Pork Kabobs
Grilled Shrimp, Scallops and Squash Skewers


Keeping the 4th of July Simple

Beverage:
Vintage Lemonade

Main Attraction:
Fresh Ground Gourmet Burgers with Fire-Grilled Red Onions
Beer Bratwurst with Caramelized Grilled Onions

On the Side:
Mema’s Macaroni Salad
Cheater’s Easy Baked Beans

For Dessert:
Home Made French Vanilla Custard Ice Cream


The Birth of a Nation – An Independence Day Celebration in Food

Beverages:
Vintage Lemonade
Snapple Inspired Iced Teas

Main Attraction:
The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken
Easy Onion Burgers
Grilled Hot Dogs

On the Side:
Macaroni Salad
Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob

For Dessert
4th Of July Flag Cake


Enjoy!

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