All American Outdoor Cooking Holiday Recipes & Ideas

Warm up the grill.  Pull out the deep fryer.  Get the deepest pot for the crabs.  Make room in the kitchen.  It is time to prepare for our favorite American Outdoor cooking holidays throughout the Summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Besides the obvious of Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, the Multi Cultural Cooking Network provides American cooking with the twist of diversity of American Cultural Cooking. Have Fun by incorporating recipes of your fellow American of various cultural descent.  Before we check out the recipes.  Learn some decorative ideas for the Patriotic Cook-out  from Event Specialist Artraya Daniels.  Click on Food Below for Recipes-Crystal Johnson, MCCN Editor and Chief.

Appetizers

Meats

Sides

Desserts

  • Jello Flag Cake
  • Cake Batter Ice Cream
  • Blue Razz Sundae
  • Jello Freedom Pops
  • Pound Cake
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Editor’s Tip: Red Velvet- Pick your favorite Box Cake Mix to bake your cake when done.  Drizzle the red velvet cake with Maraschino cherry juice while cake is still warm cover cake.  When room temp add cream cheese frosting.  Slice and enjoy
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes are very popular.  For LA folks, I suggest Porto’s Bakery, Simply Cakes of Sweetville(online only), and Famous Cupcakes.  For the best slice of Red Velvet Cake visit Ms. Peaches in North Hollywood.

Pick up Cupcakes from Swirls (Location through Los Angeles- Love the strawberry milkshake cupcake and blueberry) or Brooklyn Cupcakes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Cupcakes shops are easy to be found.

Drinks

Get Patriotic with a Blue Martini and throw in a cherry for some red color

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