We're ready to enjoy watching the sights and sounds of jubilant parades and dazzling fireworks, but let's be sure to get the fridge and the pantry stocked with the needful things to jazz up the grill and the buffet table for the backyard festivities with family and friends.

For my first Fourth of July blog I've heard from several readers about their summer favorites. I'm including a recipe which is a new family favorite, Chicken Souvlaki kebobs, to liven up the grill - and the taste buds - as well as more traditional Independence Day fare like Barbecued Beans and Cowboy Caviar.

Send us your favorite recipes and we'll add them to Angel's Kitchen - Grant County's growing recipe book.

On a patriotic note, I recently heard about a cookbook called "Military Momz," a collection of recipes from family and friends of our troops around the world. The book includes pictures of soldiers and 50 percent of the proceeds are donated to Soldier Angels. The book contains a variety of over 100 recipes and sells for $10.

Military Momz Cookbook

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

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