On 8:15 AM by Nikki @ NikSnacks in beans, biscuits, burgers, chicken, cookies, cooking, deep-fry, eggs, grits, hot dogs, july, party, picnic, pie, potatoes, shrimp 8 comments
Every Fourth of July picnic should have a few things: fireworks, food, family and friends. Celebrate America with classic dishes that remind you of your mom's kitchen table. When I think of American classics, my mind jumps to comforting standbys: burgers, fried chicken, chocolate chip cookies and potato salad--food fit for picnics. Here are some of my all-time favorites:
my pie any day.
chocolate chip cookie is the baker’s test of trial and tribulation. Whether it's Toll House, studded with nuts or contraband marijuana, chocolate chip cookies are just as American as apple pie.
The quintessential potato salad is a staple at every picnic, barbeque or cookout. A little mayo, boiled or grilled potatoes, a bit of vinegar, chopped onions and some mustard make this dish great. Watch this video of me making southern potato salad on a local TV station to add this dish to your own culinary repertoire.
|Green beans, baked beans... any kind of bean!|
the best marriages ever created in the South.
Although burgers often take the spotlight at summer cookouts, hot dogs come in at a close second to juicy burgers. Perfectly grilled with fresh, tangy toppings [do it Carolina Style with chili, onions, mustard & slaw], hot dogs may just take top billing soon.
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- Nikki @ NikSnacks
- I'm an award-winning private chef who writes and talks about my life as a food writer, culinarian, podcast host, and food tour guide, I'm a classical French trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami. I've worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger, catering chef, pastry chef, butcher, baker, and a biscuit-maker.