It’s a great day to celebrate our country’s independence, and to celebrate independence in general. We take for granted the rights we have in this country to make our own choices, and to choose those who enact those choices for us. We have the freedom to live where we want, cross our state borders freely, speak our minds and interact with the rest of the world. We should never forget that we are fortunate to be citizens of, and to live in, this country, nor forget the price and the responsibility of protecting our freedom to do so.
Today in America is all about celebrating liberty and freedom. And celebrate we will!
Here are some great dishes to share that are worthy of a celebration…or worthy of a weekend shared with family and friends. Whether you need inspiration for an appetizer, a salad, side, main dish or dessert, you can find it below. Click on the name under each image to link to its recipe.
Cheers, everyone! May those of you in the United States of America have a wonderful and safe Independence Day, and may all of you out there have a fantastic weekend.
Deep South Deviled Eggs
You know you want one of these!
Sundried Tomato and Basil Turkey Burgers
Alas, another night shot which really doesn’t do these justice, a wrinkle in my cloth, and my little digital camera ran out of space in the middle of shooting…plus I was hungry!
Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
Texas Sheet Cake….you know you want it, you know you’re gonna make it!
Texas Sheet Cake
Ready for the picnic, cookout or pot luck, this salad has outdoor fun written all over it!
Luscious homemade peach ice cream. I mean really, can there be anything better than this? (A daylight picture perhaps?)
The Best Peach Ice Cream
Now THIS is a southern plate of food that makes me grin like a Cheshire Cat!
Firecracker Slaw and Corn with Chipotle Butter
With such a fiesta of color, this dish just has to be good!
Betsy’s Famous Black Bean and Mango Salad
Betsy’s Retro Cheese Olive Bites and Bacon Wrapped Dates with Apricot and Pistachio
Curried Chicken Salad
Tarragon Pecan Chicken Salad on Brioche Crostini…need I say more? But I will!
Tarragon Pecan Chicken Salad on Brioche Crostini
Cornbread Tartlets with BBQ Pork, Sauce and Wickle
Crustless Summer Squash, Zucchini and Tomato “Pie”
Peach Melba Pops
Mock Maque Choux
The 4th of July all wrapped up in a dessert. Happy Independence Day!
Star Spangled Peach, Cherry and Blueberry Crumble