Serving Up Fantastic Rib Recipes, Tender and Juicy Grilled Chicken, Pulled Pork, Potato Salads, Refreshing Slaws, and Tempting Desserts
Ribs, ribs, and more ribs — what’s the 4th of July without ribs? Check out this post with FIVE rib recipes along with info on the difference between baby back, spareribs, and country style as well as details on how to make BBQ ribs on the grill and in the oven.
Apple Cider Grilled Chicken is one of our family’s favorite recipes all summer long. It’s a good idea to have a selection of meats on the 4th of July. My favorite combo is this great grilled chicken recipe and BBQ ribs.
I Like Big Butts
#DoYouKnow why a butt is called a butt when it’s from the shoulder, not the rear of the pig? A butt is defined as a unit of volume equal to two hogsheads, roughly the equivalent of 126 US gallons. What on earth is a hogshead, much less a butt? A hogshead was used to hold tobacco, liquor, beer, flour, sugar, molasses, and other products. During colonial days, New England butchers would often take less prized cuts of pork and pack them into “butt” barrels for storage and transport. This particular shoulder cut became known around the country as a New England specialty, and hence it became the “Boston butt!”
Not one, not two, but three Potato Salad Recipes for your 4th of July festivities!
What about Deviled Eggs? Who doesn’t like deviled eggs? These are a must-have for 4th of July cookouts!
Need some Slaw and Order for your Independence Day fun? I’ve got Cucumber Salad
Dessert can be as simple as chilled watermelon — oh so good! But, who doesn’t like cobbler? Take a look at my Infinitely Adaptable Cobbler recipe in WaPo Food – peach, blueberry, blackberry, gluten free, and even dairy free! This cobbler can be whatever you want it to be.
Need something other than Sweet Tea? Check out my Blueberry Lemonade. You can spice it up with a little vodka, too. 😉
Thanks so much for reading. Happy 4th of July. I hope you and yours are stay safe! Have a wonderful week.
Bon Appétit Y’all!