A Hot Dog Less Ordinary - Why not try our Chicago Dogs with all the fixins on the grill?
Real Chicago Dogs
Tacos! - Remember our recent Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada post? Well this Skirt-Steak based Taco works great on a grill:
Tacos Carne Asada
Wings! - The winner and still champion of party foods. In our house, these Old Bay Spiced Buffalo Wings are generally baked, but you can absolutely grill them as well. So. Good.
Old Bay Buffalo Wings
Sharable Shrimp Ceviche Served with Tortilla Chips is "a good thing." We like to lightly boil our Shrimp so you won't have any raw food worries. Bring this great app if you're attending a party.
Cooked Shrimp Ceviche
Salads with a Spin - Because barbecue Side Salads Should not be humdrum:
Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Ricotta Salata, and Mint Dressing
Grilled Pineapple Salad with Basil and Cucumber
Vegetarian Pasta Salad - This as good at room temp raw sauce pasta recipe easily morphs into a winning side or main that will please all palates - we love our Vegetarian Friends.
Whole Wheat Pasta Crudaiola with Arugula, Cherry Tomato, and Ricotta Salata
Indoor Feast on tap for you? Just because you aren't barbecuing doesn't mean you can't have a smashing sit down meal. Here are two of our favorite Summery Seafood Dishes that get raves every time:
Zuppa di Clams with Savory Crouton
Crab Pasta with Lemon and Chive Butter
And for Dessert?
This super easy, stone-fruit driven Tart comes together quickly with frozen puff pastry. Use it to showcase the season's best produce.
Easy Apricot Blackberry Frangipane Tart
That'll do it. Keep us posted on your food adventures and we hope you do enjoy our Nation's birthday and all the food it brings.