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Celebrate Independence Day Oakland-style

Make Independence Day an easy and enjoyable affair in your Orion kitchen this year. Toast to the 4th of July with a sparkling Sangria in hand and patriotic colors popping up in your menu. Start your celebration with a delicious fruity salad or chicken wings and move on to a main course of buttermilk fried chicken with tortellini salad; round out the meal with an easy icebox cheesecake.  We’ve covered it all below.

Sparkling Red, White, and Blue Sangria. This Sangria is super easy to make, full of fresh and delicious flavors, and the perfect drink to celebrate the 4th of July. Take a few minutes to cut out some apple stars for garnish to add a little firework-like flare.

Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa. This fresh and fruity salsa is packed with a nice crunch. Serve with store bought tortilla chips or you can make your own baked tortilla chips. Add a bit of sweetness by using cinnamon sugar pita chips.

Thai-style Chicken Wings. Farmhouse Kitchen’s Chef Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang shares his signature chicken wings recipe that will add a lightly sweet and spicy addition to your appetizer list.

Summer Tortellini Salad. You simply can’t go wrong with a salad full of tomatoes, red peppers, corn, cucumbers and a basil vinaigrette. This cold salad can be made in advance for convenience.

Brown Sugar Kitchen‘s Buttermilk Fried Chicken is the perfect main for your independence day meal! Feeling ambitious? Whip up some Cornmeal Waffles to pair with your buttermilk soaked chicken.

Strawberry & Blueberry Icebox Cheesecake. No need to spend hours of baking on your dessert, this crowd pleasing no-bake recipe is easy to prepare with only six ingredients.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Independence Day from the team at Orion.

Image Credit: Brown Sugar Kitchen Facebook page

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