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Posts for July 4th 2012
Can you believe that it's almost Independence Day? Time sure does fly by! If you find yourself scrambling to pull together a classic meal to celebrate the nation's birthday, look no further than these six recipes. They're simple, quick, and Fourth of July appropriate. So, what are you waiting for? Start prepping that grill!
American Beauty Cocktail
Homemade Potato Chips
Watermelon and Feta Skewers
Grilled Corn With Herb Butter
OK, we know what you're thinking — a wine called "Sexual Chocolate"?! Crazy as it sounds, this blend by SLO Down Wines deserves the name. Once the Zinfandel-Syrah opens, the luscious dark chocolate-covered cherry scent will make you groan with pleasure. The flavor is rich and raisin-y sweet on the palate but has a zingy, black pepper finish. This is no wimpy, amateur wine; the company prides itself on casual, Cali culture, and it's enjoyed by connoisseurs and college kids alike.
2010 Sexual Chocolate is going for $22 a bottle, and if the name alone hasn't caught your interest, then the marketing sure will. The boys at SLO Down Wines are goofy, young entrepreneurs, new to the wine industry, and their business model reflects their silly spirit. The back of the wine label looks handwritten in no. 2 pencil and claims this wine is a "full-body red that pairs well with Wednesday nights and pizza." But we're more willing to reserve this wine for something a little more special than pizza with friends. It seems like just the thing to uncork on the beach, barefoot with a honey.
Over the last few weeks, we've made a coast-to-coast tour of this scrumptious country in search of the foods, techniques, trends, and influences that define each region. At only 236 years old, the United States has spawned countless local cuisines and dishes, each bearing its own uniquely American story. It's impossible to round up every one without penning a tome or two, so we invite you to join us on an eating adventure for a few of our favorites. Grab a seat on our road show when you check out this slideshow!
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Happy Fourth of July! Whether your must have today is a burger, a hot dog, barbecued ribs, or otherwise, chances are you're firing up the 'cue for your festivities. In need of some inspiration? Regardless of what you're making, we've got you covered, thanks to Grilling Month on YumSugar.
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- Awesome grill pans for stovetop grilling
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When we received these bright Icy-Cools Reusable Ice Cubes ($9) and red-and-white Kikkerland Biodegradable Paper Straws ($6), we sought out a clear cocktail with plenty of flavor that would highlight the festive red, white, and blue colors.
We were looking for something refreshing and light and came across the 1930s Pegu Club Cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book. The original cocktail contains orange curacao and lime juice, but we substituted those ingredients with Dry Soda drinks, since they offer the essence of orange and lime flavors without using the juices, which would cloud the cocktail. "Fourth" plays off the Fourth of July holiday but also the four ingredients that make up the cocktail.
Wish you had a sparkler in hand this holiday? Twinkle with this cocktail instead.
Why not whip up a festive handheld sweet this Fourth of July? We're bowled over by the cute factor of these mixed berry pie pops from ericairis.
These mini pies on a stick make for the perfect 4th of July treat. The red consists of fresh strawberries and raspberries. The white is a delicious white chocolate/cream cheese filling and of course blueberries make up the blue.
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