Food for the Fourth

Whether you're entertaining at home or visiting family and friends for the weekend holiday, you probably will be preparing food of some kind. Cookouts are always a great way to spend time with guests during the summer, and grilled hamburgers or hot dogs are easy and popular. I've also put together a collection of some other mouth-watering foods that are simple to make for guests or potlucks.

Deviled Eggs -- Boil the eggs a couple of days ahead, and they'll be ready to prepare when you need them -- and be sure to make lots of them. 

Red White and Blue Sweet Summer Salad -- A pretty salad made with strawberries, blueberries, and Feta cheese to get all the patriotic colors in one bowl.

Southern Baked Beans -- A great staple at any barbecue, and these can be made in the crock pot.

JalapeƱo Potato Salad -- I love, love this potato salad. Some of the ingredients are similar to other potato salads, but the cumin and jalapeƱos set this one apart.

Baby Back Ribs -- My brother-in-law's recipe, and he knows what he's doing with ribs. The dry rub can be applied the night before, then popped in the oven for a slow cook the next day. These have never failed me.

Margarita Pie -- I like a cool dessert for summer. This pie can be made in advance and refrigerated until needed, and it makes a perfect ending to a spicy meal.

Now display some flags, stack the paper plates, and remember to ice down the drinks, the Fourth is almost here.


1 comment:

  1. I'd love coming to your house on the 4th, Anita! You sure know the crowd pleasing recipes that everyone loves!
    Happy 4th to you!!