As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day here in the U.S.A., which foods and drinks we’ll prepare and serve is on our minds. Whether you’re having the gang over to your place or are invited to someone else’s, chances are you’ll be called upon to make at least one dish to share with other celebrants. While there are literally innumerable recipes, I like to make something very “American” for this particular holiday. Hot dogs and apple pie come to mind when we think of American fare, but you may think those are too simple for a party; however if you ask people if they like that kind of food, they’re almost sure to say yes! I say, “serve the hot dogs and apple pie!” Just make them the best hot dogs and the best apple pie, right?
When it comes to hot dogs, you’ll find some people are purists who want mustard and onions only, or there are those to whom a dog is not a dog without sauerkraut on top. And there’s nothing wrong with either of those. For those who are a little more adventurous, these Bellisari’s hot dogs will elevate your weiner game:
- Saigon Dog - Bellisari’s Saigon Street Sauce and top with Saigon Slaw.
- Calabrian Pepper Dog - Calabrian Pepper & Sweet Tomato Fennel Spread, jalapenos and top with crumbled queso blanco.
- Fig Dog - Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Spread and top with caramelized onions and goat cheese.
- Balsamic Shallot Dog - Warm Bellisari’s Balsamic Shallot & Black Garlic Spread and toss with cooked diced bacon. Spread generously and enjoy!
When you think of apple pie, you might think it’d be hard to improve on the classic apple pie recipe, and while classic apple pie is for certain a delicious dessert, we can play around a bit with the recipe and still come up with an outstanding dish that honors the original recipe. Like these Caramel Apple Pie Bites– with all of the classic flavors of apple pie in one perfect mouthful!
However you celebrate the 4th of July this year, let Bellisari’s Gourmet Spreads be a part of the party. Gourmet flavors at your fingertips – that’s what Bellisari’s and gourmet convenience is all about. Happy Independence Day from all of us at Bellisari’s!