Happy Fourth of July Weekend Special

sparklers_flaresThe holiday weekend promises great weather in New Hampshire! Perfect for hiking, biking, tennis and golf. A few thundershowers on Friday night might send you inside a little early but the garden will be happy. The only question, what to cook?

Here are a few ideas for a star-spangled, spectacular Fourth of July cookout!

Start with a homemade cracker and a glass of wine. My Savory Parmesan Shortbread with Tomato Jam is a great choice. For a change, try the shortbread with a dab of Tapenade instead of Tomato Jam.

How about the main course? Well, I’m assuming you’re thinking cookout. Burgers are a big part of the Independence Day tradition. No need for same-old/same-old, try my Not Your Ordinary Burger or Turkey Burgers with Greek Salsa. want to take it up a notch or three? How about my Grilled Filet Mignons & Mushrooms with Stilton Butter? Of course die-hard New Englanders might prefer Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Basil Aioli.

You’ll need a few sides. There are local tomatoes at the farm stand and my basil is coming along nicely. You can’t beat my Insalata Caprese. Or keep it simple with Heirloom Tomatoes with Balsamic Reduction. Now all you need are a few spuds. My Grilled Potato Salad is a great choice. For a patriotic twist, use red, white and blue new potatoes.

Think stars and stripes for dessert. You’ll love my Berry Flag Cake!

Have a great weekend and bon appétit!

How will you celebrate the Fourth of July? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!

© Susan W. Nye, 2016

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