Oh, how we love the 4th of July holiday weekend! Who doesn't love a 3-day weekend filled with sunny days and backyard barbecues? Jam jars filled with fruity concoctions (don't miss the Watermelon Keg below), fresh berry desserts (the Blackberry Slump is worthy of its own fireworks display), classic family-style sides (love a good Classic Potato Salad), and scrumptious burgers-beans-corn (and more!) smoking-baking-grilling on the barbecue make the festivities of the 4th of July truly all-American.
Here's to tasty picnics and safe pyrotechnics! Happy Fourth of July!
A slump (or grunt) is a biscuit-topped fruit dessert that is cooked stovetop as opposed to in the oven. You can even make this on the barbecue! Try it with your favorite fruit.
Strawberry Gin Shrub Cocktail
This tangy and sweet vinegar-based concoction dates back to American colonial times. Make it with or without alcohol.
National Watermelon Promotion Board
This watermelon keg - filled with your favorite summer cocktail (with or without alcohol) - is sure to get plenty of attention at your next outdoor BBQ. (Get the tap kit here).