What you need to have the best 4th of July cookout:

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Your 4th of July BBQ Shopping List

Top ten items to have at your celebration

  1. BBQ Something (beef, pork, chicken, salmon, lamb) (and don’t forget the buns!)
  2. Potato salad (or new potatoes w/ green beans?)
  3. Baked beans (homemade, of course)
  4. Cole slaw (using fresh cabbage)
  5. Fresh Berry dessert (pies, crisps)
  6. Ice cream
  7. Sweet corn (early for Iowa sweet corn, but we have frozen, a perfect side dish)
  8. Pasta salad
  9. Fresh tomatoes (they’re here!)
  10. Strawberry or raspberry kombucha (a perfect substitute for lemonade)