Fourth of July Recipes
Most of us have our favorite dishes and traditions for the Fourth of July so, instead of giving you a menu, I thought I would give you some new dishes to add to our old standbys and favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad and baked beans.
- Don’t wait until Christmas to make pretzels rolled in chocolate. Roll pretzel sticks in melted white chocolate and then in red and blue sprinkles. Serve in a pretty glass or vase.
- Add a tablespoon of sugar to your deviled eggs for extra flavor.
Pig and Cow Burgers
1 lb. hamburger
1/4 lb. Italian sausage (or any sausage)
1/2 onion, chopped
Mix everything and make into patties. Chill for 30 minutes. Grill. Add a slice of pepper jack cheese and a dollop of barbecue sauce and serve on an onion bun.
Tomato Cucumber Salad
2-3 tomatoes, cubed
2-3 cucumbers, cubed
Fresh dill, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. sour cream
Mix ingredients and serve.
Grilled Mixed Veggies
1 med. yellow squash, peeled and sliced
1 med. zucchini, peeled and sliced
6 fresh mushrooms
2 large tomatoes, cut in 6th’s
1 sweet red pepper, julienned
1 green pepper, julienned
1/2 cup baby carrots
1/4 cup prepared Ranch dressing
1/4 cup prepared Italian dressing
Mix veggies and divide onto 6 squares of heavy duty foil. Mix dressings and drizzle on veggies. Seal well. Grill on each side for 10-13 minutes.
I haven’t tried this recipe myself but these cookies sure sounded good. They seem perfect for the Fourth so I thought you might like to try them.
2 cups butter flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
12 oz. white chocolate chips
12 oz. dried cranberries
12 oz. dried blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening, sugars and eggs. Add flour, soda and salt. Fold in chips and berries. Chill until firm. Roll into balls about golf ball size and press to 1/2 inch thick. Bake 10-12 minutes.