Category: July 4th & US Patriotic Holidays
Recipes for July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day & Veterans Day
I found a small frying chicken on sale so I made Barbecue Rosemary Chicken. This is an easy barbecue recipe with few ingredients and gives a great result. One you spatchcock your chicken you won’t want to go back to cooking it any other way! There's also a how-to video available at: http://oldfatguy.ca/?p=368
If you like smoked or grilled food, chances are you like cornbread. I've made cornbread from mixes, but it usually comes out a little sweet for my liking. I make this version that has no flour in it, just cornmeal for a base. It has a nice coarse texture, but is still tender & makes a great side dish for ribs, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, chili & most Mexican dishes. You can trust me... everyone knows Canadians make the best cornbread!
Serves: 8 to 12
The question is... what can't you use this on? It's so great as a topping/garnish on all Mexican Dishes like Tacos, Chili, Burritos, Huevos Rancheros & so on. I use it on my Loaded Mexican Hot Dogs along with mustard (see recipe in the Sandwiches category). I also love it on scrambled eggs, it gives them a scrumptious creaminess... I'm sure you'll love it!
Get out of the doldrums with the same old boring hot dog & move on to this spicy, tasty version!
A chef at a posh country club buffet gave me the ingredients for this terrific steak dipping sauce. Unfortunately, he didn't share the measurements for each ingredient. So, I made it at home & after about 5 tries I nailed it! I usually serve this with steak or prime rib, but you can also use it to add a kick to other food items (see Tip# 1).
Serves: 2 to 3
Without a doubt, this is the easiest recipe I've ever created. Bright & colorful, it's especially delicious served with your favorite Mexican dish. I've also served it with steak, chicken & even ribs. For a terrific lunch or light dinner for #MeatlessMonday, serve it on top of a bed of organic baby greens like a kale/spinach blend or whatever baby greens you like.
This travels well, so it's a great dish to bring to a party, picnic or pot luck. Simply double, triple or quadruple the ingredients & you're all set!
Serves: 4 to 6
This salsa salad pairs up nicely with both Mexican & some Seafood dishes. It's so healthy, amazingly easy to prepare & if you have more than 2 people to serve... just double, triple or quadruple the recipe & you can serve the whole gang!
Seriously delicious & one of my favorite sandwiches that I actually get cravings for! Try this recipe & you'll see what I mean.
Everybody that's tasted this has always asked me to give them the recipe, but I've rarely given it out... now I'm sharing it with you! It's really a very simply combo of ingredients, but it really adds that great flavorful punch to burgers & other grilled sandwiches.
On a cold day, there's nothing more comforting & delicious than sipping on this hot cider. The warm, soothing spices, citrus & apple are a blend made in heaven! Don't limit yourself to serving this hot, this cider also makes a very refreshing cold drink on a hot summer day.
Yield: 16 - 8 oz servings