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Independence Day Recipes

Happy Independence Day!

A small but worthy collection of patriotic Independence Day recipes to help celebrate this American holiday.

Independence Day Recipes

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.

Where is America’s biggest ‘Happy Independence Day’ fireworks display?

A. Washington, D.C.
B. New York City
C. Boston

Answer: New York City. Every July 4th, in a show sponsored by Macy’s department store, barges in the East River set off more than 20,000 aerial shells and special effects. The show is broadcast nationwide.

Independence Day Recipes

Stars and Stripes Cole Slaw

Toss chopped cabbage and grated carrots with sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, salt and black pepper. Add chopped pecans or peanuts for a nutty crunch, if desired.


Famous Last Words

On July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the Declaration of Independence first asserted American sovereignty, former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both passed away. Jefferson desired to live until July 4 so "that he might breathe the air of the Fiftieth Anniversary." His last words, spoken the night before his death in the early afternoon of July 4, are traditionally given as some variation of "Is it the Fourth?" Adams died in the early evening, hours after Jefferson. According to tradition, Adams uttered the final words, "Thomas Jefferson survives," unaware of the fact that his long time friend had just passed away.

Holidays All Year!

Holidays all Year!

Chocolate Star Cookie

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