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Fourth of July Recipes

Tart cherry tree with tart cherries about to ripen.

Credit: H Miller

Celebrate Independence Day! This great holiday is traditionally observed with parades, band concerts, picnics, and fireworks. Here are some Fourth of July recipes—from fried chicken and burgers to patriotic desserts.

Fourth of July Recipes

Southern-Fried Chicken

Roasted Potato Salad

Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa

Basic Burgers

Grilled Veggie Platter

Hobo Packs

Grilled Pork Kabobs

Grilled Striped Bass

Maple Barbecue Ribs

Patriotic Desserts

Add festive flair with these colorful desserts!

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake

Red, White, and Blue Sundae

Star-Spangled Berry Pie

No-Lie Cherry Pie

See MORE ideas for Independence Day recipes here.

History of Independence Day

In the United States, July 4 marks the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

Writing in July 1776 from Philadelphia, John Adams related to his wife, Abigail: "Yesterday the greatest Question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater, perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men.  A Resolution was passed without one dissenting Colony . . . "

Take a moment to read a brief history of Independence Day.

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Help! My Zuchinni, straight neck,and crook neck squash, are only growing 3 inchs long, and shriveling up. What is wrong?

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By Catherine Boeckmann

When your squash grows 3 inches long, then shrivels up and dies, then you have a pollination problem. (Or, the pollinators are getting killed by insecticides.) Squash plants bear both male and female flowers. To have fruit set, pollen from the male flower must be physically transferred to the female flower by bees. Do you have a lot of pollinating bees in your garden? If not, you can manually pollinate the flowers yourself--help them along with some Q-tips!

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With Good To All Concerned.


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