Friday, July 2, 2010

July 4 BBQ Suggestions

TGIF and Happy July 4 long weekend!! I love the July 4 holiday because it means summer is in full swing and backyard BBQs with family and friends are on the menu. Hot dogs, burgers, and potato salad are all staples of this quintessential American holiday, but if you’re in the mood for something a bit different this year, here are some suggestions from past blog posts.

These burgers are sooo good. We usually make them with ground turkey but the original recipe calls for ground beef, so if you’re in the mood for beef, go for it. Either way, they’re a terrific change of pace from standard burgers.

Coleslaw is another staple of BBQ’s and this recipe is a tasty update to the old mayo-laden version. It’s colorful and makes a pretty presentation. The slaw goes great with BBQ chicken and adds a tangy crunch to a pulled pork sandwich.

If you need to take a side salad to a July 4 potluck and want to take something besides potato salad, try this lovely raw zucchini salad. It’s light and tasty and best of all you won’t need to keep it refrigerated.

If you’re in charge of dessert, bring this luscious lemon tiramisu and you’ll be everybody’s next BFF. Yes, it’s not red, white and blue, but trust me no one will care once they taste it! 

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