Category: July 4th & US Patriotic Holidays

Recipes for July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day & Veterans Day

Ranch Dip

Ranch Dip

My favorite restaurant for ordering hot/spicy buffalo wings has the best Ranch Dip I've ever had. They wouldn't share the recipe, so I took some home & after many tries I was able to recreate it and the results tastes exactly like theirs. I mostly serve this dip with wings, along with cut up celery sticks & whole scallions. This also makes a great dip for a cut up fresh vegetable platter.

Yield: 3 - 1/4 cup servings

Creamy Dill Sauce

Creamy Dill Sauce

Serve this irresistible sauce, instead of tartar sauce, as a dipping side for your favorite seafood. I feel that tartar sauce covers up the taste of most fish, whereas this sauce enhances the flavor. It's especially tasty on salmon, trout & crabcakes. I've also used it, draped lightly, on a variety of vegetables with great success & rave reviews from those I've served it to!

Serves: 2 to 4

Salsamole Two Ways

Salsamole Two Ways

I'm always looking for new & tasty ways to add more healthy avocado into my diet & this really fits the bill. I've included 2 ways to make this recipe, one easy version from scratch & the second is even easier when you don't want to wait 6 hours for the scratch version.

Serves: 4 to 6

Healthy Chicken Salad

Healthy Chicken Salad

This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but comes together quickly & makes a great summertime meal. This also makes 4 to 5 delicious chicken salad sandwiches on your favorite bread. Whenever possible use organic ingredients.

Serves: 2 to 3