Independence Day Recipes

Potato Salad

This is a delicious potato salad for a summer meal or cookout.

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potato salad recipe geographics


  • 4 to 5 cups cubed waxy potatoes, cooked, drained, cooled*
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickle
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle juice
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir gently to combine.
  2. Refrigerate until serving time.
  3. Serves 4 to 6.
  4. *For best texture, use new potatoes, red skinned potatoes, or other boiling potatoes.

Baked Beans

This is a delicious potato salad for a summer meal or cookout.

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baked beans recipe geographics



  • 3 cans baked beans (Campbell’s)
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can butter beans, drained
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 sm. onion, chopped with some bacon fat


  1. Fry bacon until crisp then stir onion into bacon drippings until soft.
  2. Crumble bacon. In crockpot add all of the above, stir well. Cook on high for about 2 hours.
  3. Last 1/2 hour take lid off and cook until it gets like a slight crust on top.
  4. When thick, serve.

Enjoy! Its easy to make and take anywhere. Everyone loves them, you can make as little or as much as you need.

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