MAKING INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL WITH THE FOUNDER OF WHAT’S ON PARKER’S PLATE

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If you’re looking for the ingredients for a fantastic Fourth of July party – or any summer party for that matter – then you’ll love this interview with Parker Wallace, founder of What’s on Parker’s Plate. Parker is also the author of a best-selling cookbook, called: Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girls’ Guide to Holiday Feasting. The super chef will provides a guide for Independence Day holiday eating that will inspire them to try some new and innovative products. Parker will tell you how to ture a regular July 4th celebration into a super party that all their neighbors, friends and relatives will remember for years.
 
WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER ON PARKER’S PLATE, INCLUDES:

BEVERAGE BEST—Why wine spritzers are the latest outdoor party trend
CHIPS & DIPS–Find out why not all chips and dips are created equal
GRILL THRILLS—Tasty tips to go from grill to gourmet
I SCREAM—Why great ice cream is a must for a fantastic fourth

SOMETHING THAT IS ON PARKER’S PLATE THIS JULY FOURTH THAT MIGHT SURPRISE US

RCM_LookforSeal_4C_Stacked-RGBOn holidays you should reward yourself, which is why I like to start with dessert. It’s going to be hot, so have your guests pick a variety of flavors and create a Real California ice cream sandwich bar. Look for the Real California Milk seal for the best ice cream made with milk from California’s 14-hundred dairy farm families. Real California dairy products provide endless options for memorable outdoor entertaining. Have your party guests create their own masterpiece with a Real California ice cream sandwich bar. Pick your favorite flavor to serve as a blank canvas. I also found two great recipes for Sriaracha Lime Pesto and Garlic Herb flavored butter…that pair perfectly with corn on the cob. Nothing tastes better than Real California butter, and you can find more amazing recipes at www.realcaliforniamilk.com.

SUGGESTIONS FOR MAKING THE MAINSTAYS MORE INTERESTING FOR OUR GUESTS

Garden of Eatin’ Bowls Tortilla Chips are the perfect patriotic complement to your Fourth of July celebration. The Bowl Tortilla Chips are fashioned in a fun, sturdy new bowl shape that makes them perfect for scooping your favorite dip. They are certified USDA Organic and contain only three simple ingredients: corn, oil and salt. We've got the red, white and blue covered – all you'll need is Garden of Eatin’ Bowls in Blue and White Corn varieties. Just add your favorite salsa! Both varieties are non-GMO verified so you can feel good about what you are feeding your guests. Give it a try. I promise they will be a big hit!

BEVERAGES TO LIVEN UP A PARTY

scrolled-nav-logoIf you’re a little bored with beer and sodas, try one of my new favorites – Barefoot Refresh Spritzers. They’re great over ice, in a cocktail or chilled straight from the can.  Better yet, these single-serve spritzers fit perfectly in a beach bag or cooler and can go places where glass and bottles aren’t always welcome.  It’s a light-bodied and refreshingly vibrant option for sunny days by the pool, backyard barbecues or any kickback time with friends and family.  You can find them in two delicious varieties Crisp White & Summer Red.