in·de·pend·ence [in-di-pen-duhns] noun: freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others. Synonyms: 1. See freedom.

This one small word has a huge meaning. Something very precious to the American people, just the state of being free, is an existence that I think is taken for granted quite regularly. And it’s especially important at a time like this when our country is in total despair.

However, this isn’t a political post. It’s about fun, food and celebrating our nation’s 236th anniversary of independence. So, tomorrow, on the Fourth of July, when you’re cooking out, swimming, lighting sparklers, and serving dishes such as the ‘Firecracker’ nachos below, remember the history, heritage and liberties fought by the first generation of Americans. For it is because of those three things that we are alive and have the freedom to do as we please.


Fourth of July ‘Firecracker’ Nachos
Source: Spoonful

Blue corn tortilla chips
Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
Sour Cream
Refried beans (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place blue corn tortilla chips on a foil-covered baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Spread a tablespoon or two of refried beans on each chip, if desired, then sprinkle with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and bake for 5 to 7 minutes.

Top the nachos with salsa and sour cream and serve!


Happy Fourth of July, sisters!


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