Fill Your Plate

The Fourth of July holiday is just around the corner and our mouths are already watering at the prospect of fresh corn, tomatoes, deviled eggs, burgers on the grill and peach pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Some of the freshest foods come out in the summertime as our gardens explode with flavor so we’re offering some ideas for how to cook up a truly tasty holiday meal.

Southern Living Fourth of July Menu: Think tomato watermelon salad and beer-battered fried pickles (hey, no one said holiday cookouts have to be healthy).

Cooking Light Great Summer Salads: Use those seasonal fruits and vegetables in some tasty combinations, such as creole tomato salad or stone fruit salad with toasted almonds.

Paula Deen Desserts: Add a real southern touch to your dessert menu with Paula Deen’s Top 10 July 4th Desserts – plenty of ways to use those fresh berries! And even a recipe for that southern staple: banana pudding.

Summertime foods are the best! Which are your favorites? Have a great recipe to share?

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