Splashing in the water, barbecuing in the backyard, and watching the fireworks are just a few of the things that will be going on during the 4th of July celebrations. If you are already in the midst of planning a blockbuster cookout in an ocean of grilled goodies and snack items, you might want to consider something different for the kids this time around; something like grilled corn-on-the-cob or grilled kebabs.
Id like to think that using the right spices and seasonings could add a touch of texture, flavor and color to make summer food festive and tasty. Some of the spices that come to mind for the 4thof July food fest are harissa and paprika. Both are red in appearance. Both add zest and flavor to any recipe, and both are not packed with heat, so the kiddies and those with sensitive palates can easily enjoy the taste of mild spice and delicious food. Continue reading