Now is the time to get our your recipes for that family potato salad, fried chicken al la Murphy household, red white and blue cookies, apple pie and ice cream and candied apples!!! When I was a kid we would go to the beach in Santa Monica California and watch the fireworks and light sparklers. The world was so big and bright. Bonfires were everywhere!!! When I had my girls we would go up to Sun Valley Ice Show and watch the huge firework displays. All you heard were “oohs and ahhs” from every age group. Fourth of July is a happy fun family day along with being a day of great Americana. So get out your flag, wave it proudly and eat all your favorite foods with family and friends!!!