Posted by Jennifer Smith on 27th Jun 2016
It's almost America's birthday; and Mastergardening.com is excited to share it with all of you. Whether you plan to bake a homemade pie, grill food, or simply relax around the house with family and friends, we have everything you need to make this year's celebration enjoyable. Below, are a few of our favorite 4th of July things:
Pie Fillings from Country Gardens
If you regularly follow the Mastergardening.com blog, you'll know that I am no whiz in the kitchen when it comes to baking, well, anything. Country Gardens pie fillings for made for individuals like me. If you want to bring a homemade apple pie, cherry pie, or blueberry pie to your July 4th cookout, I suggest investigating in a jar of these great flavors. All you do is pour in the Country Gardens pie filling into a golden-browned pie crust, shove it in the oven, and voila! Homemade goodness in under 20 minutes.
The birds are chirping "Born in the USA." Show off your spirited side by giving the birds a red, white, and blue patriotic birdhouse this week. If you aren't really a bird lover, show your true colors by waving an American flag in your front yard.
Grills and Accessories
Although I can't bake, I love grilling food; and if you haven't invested in a smoker grill, I suggest you do so. The Bayou Classics Smoker Grill is ideal for smoking and grilling everything from individual cuts of meat to whole briskets, hams, and turkeys. And, make seasoning meats easy with a seasoning injector. No more pouring meat juice over the meat to keep it moist.
Getting Picnic Ready
A portable grill and cooler is the way to go! Why carry this, that and the other when you can get a cooler and grill all in one small unit? Oh, and did I mention it holds 22 cans? (You catch my drift.) Pair it with the Topanga insulated tote bag, your go-to bag for transporting food and drinks.
Now you're ready! Wave that flag; salute your country; and crack into the fireworks - #4thofJuly is here!
Admittedly, I am not the world's top chef; and when it comes to baking, forget about it. I see a recipe in a cooking magazine and think "okay, this seems simple." But, when it comes time to taking it out of the oven, the baked good hardly looks or tastes like the glamorous picture I [...]
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