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The top 10 foods for July 4th

It is the best time of the summer. That is right, soon enough Americans will be waving their flags celebrating the Fourth of July. The time just flies by and summer is going way too fast!

Let's eat some watermelon for Independence Day!
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Let us all enjoy it while we still can. Here is the top 10 list of foods to eat on July 4th.

1. BBQ Dishes

Burgers are a go to before the fireworks. Give the World’s Best Burger a shot or take a bite out of chicken, instead. BBQ Pepper Jack Chicken is to die for. Check out this secret to BBQing Chicken Legs on the Grill if you want to be able to hand everyone a drumstick.

2. Potato Salad

There are a million ways to make it. Here is my version (actually someone else’s version, which is way better than mine).

3. Baked Beans

Try this slow cooker recipe for Homemade Baked Beans. There is nothing more classic than baked beans on Independence Day!

4. Slaw

Slaw with Tomato, Red Onion and Jalepeno, Hawaiian Cole Slaw, or Quick Cole Slaw

5. Berry Dessert

Blueberry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler, Peach and Blackberry Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Pie

6. Ice Cream

Oh, we all love ice cream. Here are some tips for Making Homemade Ice Cream, with links to some recipes. You might also try Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches or Buster Bars.

7. Red, White and Blue

Those colors hold true to us all and here is a great round-up of patriotic looking food.

8. Something Munchy

Try Butterscotch Snack Mix or Citrus Puppy Chow.

9. Something S’more-ish

S’mores Pie, perchance?

10. Watermelon

Fourth of July without watermelon is not right! Try kicking it up a notch or three with chili powder.

Think about making use of these delightful treats. Happy Independence Day!

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