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The 4th of July is coming up quickly! I love the 4th of July!  I love…Americans celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence…  Americans celebrating with family and friends…Americans waving the Red, White, and Blue…Americans listening to Patriotic Songs…Americans watching fireworks exploding in the night…The 4th is a day of celebration. 4th Of July […]

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The 4th of July is here and gone with  Americans celebrating their Independence…Americans celebrating family get togethers…Americans waving the Red, White, and Blue… Americans listening to Patriotic Songs.  Photo by Susan Scarborough  Families and friends gather together in celebration.  Many foods popular for tailgating parties are also the same ones used for 4th of July picnics […]

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During these Dog Days Of Summer, nothing could be better than eating a big slice of cold watermelon. Photo by Susan Scarborough In a previous 4th of July post I included my watermelon salad recipe.  This summer I decided to make a watermelon wedge salad.  With the new popularity of the old traditional iceberg lettuce wedge, […]

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4th of July parties whether simple picnics, cookouts, or sit down dinners inspire fun tablescapes.  Everyone tries to come up with new ways to use red, white and blue.  After browsing many tastemakers and pinterest boards I wanted to share some of my favorites. Carolyne Roehm is one of my favorite tastemakers.  I followed her […]

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The 4th of July is always one of my favorite holidays.  Outdoor fun with picnic and tailgating type foods, and the grilling!  Everything from burgers, hotdogs, steaks, ribs, and corn.  But what about the low country boil?  A fabulous way to celebrate coastal shrimp.  This summer after reading about a Gulf Coast one pot meal […]

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As Americans gathered throughout our country to celebrate the 4th of July and Independence Day, I bet there were quite a few racks of ribs being BBQed, many burgers sizzling on the grill and a few hot dogs with all the trimmings being consumed. Our family and friends gathered at Gloria and Mike’s home.  Mike […]

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The 4th of July is here again.  Americans celebrating their Independence.  Americans celebrating family get togethers.  Americans waving the Red, White, and Blue.  Americans listening to Patriotic Songs.   Above photos courtesy Susan Scarborough Last year I talked about the similarities between tailgating and the 4th of July.   Families and friends gather together in celebration. […]

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Growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee meant  going to the Smoky Mountains.  Many school trips, church outings and family camping trips were spent in the mountains.  My children, raised in Florida, spent their school trips at Disney World and Busch Gardens.  I spent mine hiking, biking in Cades Cove and traversing over rock strewn mountain streams. […]

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Tailgating and the 4th of July have many similarities.  Families and friends gather together in celebration.  Many foods popular for tailgating parties are also the same ones used for 4th of July picnics and barbecues. Tailgate Party n. a festive, pre-game social event celebrated on or near stadium grounds featuring creative southern recipes, grilling competitions, […]

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