Top Ten Food to Have on 4th of July

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Doesn’t 4th of July seem like it should be the smack-dab middle of summer?  How is it that we’re already at this point?  Summer is going too fast!

Let’s savor it while we can.  Here’s my Top 10 list of July 4th food.

1.  BBQ Something

Burgers are classic.  Try the World’s Best Burger.  Or go for chicken instead.  BBQ Pepper Jack Chicken is delish.  Checkout my Secret to BBQing Chicken Legs on the Grill if you want to be able to hand everyone a drumstick.

2.  Potato Salad

There are a million ways to make it.  Here’s my version (which is really my mom’s version).

3.  Baked Beans

I love this slow cooker recipe for Homemade Baked Beans.

4.  Slaw

Slaw with Tomato, Red Onion and Jalepeno, Hawaiian Cole Slaw, or Quick Cole Slaw

5.  Berry Dessert

Blueberry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler, Peach and Blackberry Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Pie

6.  Ice Cream

Oh, how I love ice cream.  Here are some Tips for Making Homemade Ice Cream, with links to some scrumptious recipes.  You might also try Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches or Buster Bars.

7.  Something Red, White and Blue

I don’t have anything like that on my blog, but here’s a great round-up of patriotic looking food on Living Locurto.

8.  Something Munchy

Try Butterscotch Snack Mix or Citrus Puppy Chow.

9.  Something S’more-ish

S’mores Pie, perchance?

10.  Watermelon

4th of July without watermelon is just wrong!  Try kicking it up a notch (or 3) with chili powder.

Happy Independence Day!  What are your plans for the long weekend?

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  1. Love it but you forgot corn on the cob!

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