HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

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The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays for cooking quick and easy finger foods. This year, we are getting together with some neighborhood friends. That means lots of kids and lots of fun, but getting anyone to sit still long enough to eat can be a bit difficult. So I like to make food that kids can grab and eat on the run.

Let’s start with dessert…because you know it’s going to be the number one food kids are going to be grabbing off the table. One of my favorites is Lemon Yogurt Poppy Seed Bread. The recipe is simple and, believe it or not, comes out exactly like the picture! I like to slice it into long slender pieces that are perfect for a few bits of yummy lemon goodness.

Chicken kabobs are a big hit around our house, and they are surprisingly easy to make. Just cut up a few breasts of chicken into one inch cubes, marinate them for a few hours in a bowl filled with 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, a tablespoon of lemon juice, 3 crushed cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon of both salt and pepper. Stir them once to make sure all sides are marinated.

When your ready to cook them, place the cubes on a some bamboo skewers and cook on the grill, medium high heat, for a couple of minutes on each side (Be sure to soak the skewers in water so they won’t burn). The chicken will come out tender and juicy. Serve them with rice, potato salad or pasta. It’s all good.

Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday!