Celebrate America With Great Food

Nothing says 4th of July like a homemade American pie. We’ve selected some of the best 4th of July BBQ musts for this upcoming long weekend. Starting with the quintessential American dessert, the pie.

A few fun facts about pie:

– Tradition has it that Yale College served apple pie at every supper for more than 100 years

– The most common toppings for apple pie are vanilla ice cream and cheese (American cheese or cheddar).

– Nearly one out of five Americans prefer apple as their pie of choice.

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2. Hot Dogs and Burgers

Hot dogs and Burgs are a classic for America’s birthday and the perfect compliment to hanging out friends and family on a sunny July 4th.

Fun facts:

-The earliest use of the word ‘cheeseburger’ was in December 1941 at a shop in Burbank, California

-Common Hot Dog nicknames include: frankfurter, frank, red hot, wiener, weenie, coney, or just dog.
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2. Hot Dogs and Burgers

Hot dogs and Burgs are a classic for America’s birthday and the perfect compliment to hanging out friends and family on a sunny July 4th.

Fun facts:

-The earliest use of the word ‘cheeseburger’ was in December 1941 at a shop in Burbank, California

-Common Hot Dog nicknames include: frankfurter, frank, red hot, wiener, weenie, coney, or just dog.

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4. Potato Salad

Potato salad goes so well with a burger and beer. Add this to your must-have list for a BBQ success.

Fun Fact: Last year a kid from Ohio named Zach Brown started out to raise $10 on Kickstarter to make potato salad. After it went viral he ended up raising about $55k.

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5. Corn on the cob

Grilling corn on the cob is a quick and easy way to add some veggies to your BBQ.

Helpful hint: soak the corn (husks and all) for about 15 minutes in cold water prior to grilling. This will help steam the kernels to perfection once on the grill.

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