The 4th of July has always been a special holiday in our family ... it brings back fond memories of parades, visits to the cemetery and family picnics when my Grandparents were alive. Being the daughter of a Navy Seabee, it was also a time for Daddy to remind us of our freedoms and how we should never take for granted the priviledge it is to be an American.

I hope you will find some special recipes on these pages to include in your 4th of July traditions! Every year, I'll add a new page and more wonderful recipes, so please check back each year.