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Fourth of July Favorites

By Megan Myers, June 21, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

American flag T-shirts; red, white and blue décor; news segments on the Founding Fathers … yup, it must be almost time for Independence Day! For me, it’s an opportunity to see the joy on my son’s face while he watches fireworks set to the national anthem. It’s not just patriotic pride that brings us together on July Fourth, but it’s also the love of connecting with family and friends.

When that’s done over fireworks and food that makes for a particularly great celebration! Here are a few ideas to help you get ready for the quintessential bash of the summer season, from salad to dessert.

Summer isn’t summer without grilling. Cook up a few of these favorites to set the tone for your gathering:

Salads always make for a perfect pair with grilled meats. Go for a pasta salad or green salad:

You can’t beat the summery flavor of corn on the cob or fresh slaw!

Need to quench your thirst? Dive into one of these options:

End the night just before the fireworks with a sweet indulgence, featuring some of the season’s best fruits:

What’s your Fourth of July food tradition?

Category: Food & Recipes




nik says ...
Lots of grilled vegan burgers and veggies, boatloads of fresh fruits and fruit salads, vegan pasta and veggie salads, strawberry pies and handpies and wine-soaked strawberries and peaches. Occasionally a spiked melon or two. ;)
07/01/2012 5:04:28 PM CDT
Dave Beaulieu says ...
For me...July 4 is burgers hands down...ok, maybe a few hot dogs too. Check out these 8 simple tips for cooking them perfectly http://www.noreciperequired.com/technique/eight-tips-cook-perfect-burger
07/04/2012 9:31:04 AM CDT