BHG Delish Dish

Stirring Up Ideas In The Kitchen


Hey Delish-Dishers! Grace, here. The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! My family used to invite the whole neighborhood over to our front yard to watch the fireworks. This week I’m sharing with you some ideas to fill out your Fourth’s menu!

Besides having dozens of people over for the Fourth, my sisters and I always had a lemonade stand that my dad built for us! We made a pretty penny each year, too. (Probably because it was a three little sisters and not for our lemonade-making skills.) I think if we used Yummy Healthy Easy‘s Easy Lemonade we would have been even more successful!

This quick and easy Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad Bites combines all the best and lightest flavors of the summer! Adding this Madigan Made recipe to your picnic menu will please everyone!

As long as I’m around, Sriracha will remain in business. I love what the spicy sauce does to seafood! Try Dine and Dish‘s Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad for a flavor-packed salad!

Half Baked Harvest always amazes me with her incredible flavor combinations! And the Fourth of July always calls for a good burger, so try her Lobster Burgers with Browned Butter Lemon Aioli + Basil Corn Salsa, Bacon ‘n’ Avocado. How many ways can I say yum?

I could do four or five more blog posts dedicated to patriotic desserts, but I found this incredible Haupia Chocolate Cream Pie from Coco Cake Land thanks to my cubicle-mate, Erin! Nothing will end your Fourth of July celebration quite like this classic recipe!

Have a fabulous (and safe!) Fourth of July filled with food, friends, family, and fireworks!

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Grace Wenzel

Social Media Editorial Assistant


Hi Friends, I’m Nik Sharma and I blog at A Brown Table where I develop recipes that showcase the wonderful flavors of Indian cuisine. My favorite recipes are the ones where I get to showcase ingredients that are commonly used in Indian cooking and infuse them into everyday meals that are tasty yet wholesome and healthy.

Warm summers always remind me of grilling and spending vacations at the beach, so when Better Homes and Gardens asked me to cook and write about their recipes, I figured what could better than a delicious burger (any excuse is a great excuse to fire up the grill!). I picked their easy salmon burger recipe, which seriously guys, no jokes, this is one super EASY and tasty way to prepare salmon.  All you need to do is add the ingredients to a food processor, click the “Pulse” button a couple of times, shape and then toss them on to your grill and watch them sizzle!

We eat a lot of seafood at home and salmon is definitely a common item on our menu. So we were eager to try this recipe out from Better Homes and Gardens.

My favorite way to eat these babies, is to grab a salmon patty, throw on some lettuce, add a dollop of mustard, and sandwich it inside a freshly toasted bun.

I kept the entire method of preparation and ingredients the same as listed in the original recipe but I did make a few of my own changes to it.

  • Instead of using crackers, I used 1/2 cup oat bran. Not only does oat bran act as a binding agent it also gives a nice texture to the burger. If you have a gluten sensitivity issue, I recommend using oat bran that’s prepared in a gluten-free facility (just in case there’s cross contamination).
  • I also added 2 tablespoons chopped red onion, 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro leaves (but parsley could also be substituted in the same amount), 1 clove (approximately 1 teaspoon) of garlic , 1 small (1 teaspoon) thai chili pepper, 1 teaspoon garam masala, and 1 teaspoon salt to the salmon before processing it in the food processor.

If you’re looking for a no-fuss recipe to prepare a flavorful salmon burger, then this recipe will not disappoint!

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