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What's Cookin'?, June 26, 2007 - You Can Cook With Confidence & Style
June 26, 2007

Make Something Delicious Happen Today!
Try A Restaurant Recipe!

July 4th Celebration...
More Than A Double Ration Of Rum

Welcome Everyone! Welcome to another issue of What's Cookin'?"

The reason I started the web site remains the same: To provide quality recipes, information about food, cooking tips and articles you can use and enjoy immediately and forever.

Our mailing list continues to grow. Thanks to those who forwarded the last newsletter to some of your relatives and friends. That's a great help!

Independence Day Menu Ideas and Recipes

I was fascinated to learn that George Washington ordered a double ration of rum for soldiers in celebration of July 4th in 1778, along with an artillery salute.

I was equally interested to learn that John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.

Those efforts evolved today into using fireworks, food, and beverages plus family and friends to celebrate the most important event in American history.

Today, American families mark Independence Day with fireworks, parades, barbecues, beer, baseball games, and various other activities to celebrate our history, government, and traditions. The Fourth of July holiday often means taking advantage of a long weekend or day off of work to gather with friends and relatives to share a meal.

Outdoor barbecues seem to be the order of the day for people gathering on the Fourth of July. And barbecues most frequently involve hamburgers and hot dogs. But these food traditions really do not need to be common place. How about putting some "zip" and a little creativity into these traditional meals?

Here are a couple of ideas to spice up those hotdogs and burgers.

The " Hot Belly Buster Burger " - so called because the ingredients include jalapeno peppers and Tabasco sauce and its size - 1/2 pound of beef! They really are entire meals.
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Makes 8 burgers, 1/2 pound each (or, as I do, 1/3 pound)

Instead of a plain hot dog with mustard and/or ketchup with relish, try a Chili Dog.

Easy Chili Dogs for July 4th
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Makes 4 single chili dogs.

For many more ideas for the 4th of July you can click on Independence Day Menu.

If you visit the page, Independence Day Menu, you will also see I featured a small town celebration that takes place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is really a tribute to the people of Michigamme - some of whom read this newsletter.

Several readers of the newsletter and website have asked me about the location of the restaurant. As it turns out I am in the process of building a new website for the restaurant using the same system or program I used to build the recipe website.

If you wish to read about the restaurant, just click on The Restaurant.

My first large electronic cookbook, "Real Restaurant Recipes: Food That Built a Business - Volume One."

The e-cookbook contains over 200 restaurant recipes (all categories and meals).

Subscribers to "What's Cookin'?" can purchase the electronic cookbook using the link Real Restaurant Recipes Volume One.

You can cook with confidence and style.

Purchase the cookbook and save it to your computer. Use the recipes throughout the year. You, your family and your guests will all be pleased!

To see a copy of the Table of Contents, click on Table of Contents.

Reminder: Easy access to all the pages on my Site Map.

Visit my Squidoo Page (Len's). To view the lens, just click on Donna's Squidoo Lens.

As I mentioned, I am building my two websites without any technical knowledge. The all-in-one program that allows me to do this is called "Site Build It!"

If you have a few minutes, watch the video called SBI Video Tour. It's a recipe for success.

”See” you soon! Be happy and stay safe.

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