The best salad for a picnic on a hot day -- whether it is July 4th or later in the summer -- is one that you can prepare beforehand and that won't spoil in the heat. Here's one that fits the bill -- plus it's easy to make and tastes great.
Not only are fireworks a radiant feast for the eyes, but the loud, fiery tradition that delights adults and children from coast to coast is uniquely American. Could there possibly be a downside to fireworks?
I need you as much as you need me, but this was not always the case. And many of us continue clinging to the belief that we are "rugged individualists," a false reality particularly evident in America.
As our nation marks its annual 4th of July celebrations with barbeques and picnics, let us to take a moment to remember the true sacrifices that our service men and women have made. Duty and sacrifice must be rewarded with our help and support.
Our generation of boomers -- whose ranks of grandparents increase by the day -- can be the leaders of an annual and ongoing discussion that gives re-birth to an America that measures actions by our values and validates the dignity of each person by how we talk to one another.
Spike up summer's favorite fruits and create refreshing cocktails that will add a spark to your 4th of July celebration. Invite your friends over for some star spangled fun, these tasty libations are better by the batchful!