Favorite Foods of the 4th of July

I love the 4th of July! It is the coziest, biggest-piece-of-apple-pie sort of holiday.  I enjoy all holidays in general but I love celebrating this day for our nation and our independence.

While some holidays seem to bring out the need in all of us to wow the crowd with the something new and exciting from the kitchen, I hate to break it to you, but no secret family recipes here!  Just the basic, traditional, All-American food is being served up. While some piece of the menu varies each year for the 4th of July depending on the schedule of events – whether we are camping, bbqing, or traveling to see family – for the most part, you can count on some combination of hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled corn, and tasty appetizers.  I do always try to make things particularly festive by making a fresh berry salad with red and blue berries of sorts…and if I am feeling up to the task, I will try my hand at baking ( I know, scary thought) by whipping together a red, white and blue cake or cupcakes.

The most important part of my day when it comes to food/beverage consumption? A Pendleton Whisky in my hand, which means I am enjoying an awesome holiday with family and friends. Let’er Buck!

There you have it, plain and simple!

Cheers and Happy 4th of July.

Lauren