Happy 4th of July - Independence Day Party Recipes
I am not a US citizen yet, but Independence Day is still a holiday that is close to my heart. I spent my summers throughout my childhood visiting America, and this is where I've made my home as an adult. So happy birthday USA; for a 233 year-old, you still look great!
The 4th of July is a perfect opportunity to gather family and friends. I don't need much of an excuse to cook up a storm, but a barbecue on a sunny day is the perfect occasion for your loved ones to gather, chat and catch up on everyone's latest activities. I've put together a list of my favorite recipes for a get-together - read on to find out what my favorite picks are!
Sirloin beef steak- What could be better on Independence day than some All-American beef steak. I like the sirloin cut and your guests will too.
Spanish-style seafood stew- I'm a seafood lover. The shrimp, mussels and creaminess of the sauce is divine. All you need is a little piece of bread to dip in the spicy broth.
Tarragon-flavored grilled vegetable party platter- You can prep all the veggies in adavance and let your hubby grill them all for you on the barbeque.
Mac and cheese- This dish is the kids' favorite. The béchamel sauce gets inside every single tube-shaped rigatoni. I always make it cheesy and creamy with a nice crust on top.
Crostata with pecan and blueberry pie filling- Remember, my memory card crashed so I was not able to post a proper photo of the dessert.
Mint and cardamom flavored Arnold Palmer- A flavorful ice-cold drink is always necessary during a hot summer party .
Happy birthday, America! Can't wait for the beautiful fireworks tonight . We'll all be at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, CA. Prepare a blanket, some foldable chairs and enjoy the moment while hugging your loved ones!