FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – July 2, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – On July 4th, we celebrate the Independence of the United States, a great country that has opened doors to many Latinos. Fireworks, grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and BBQ picnics are some of the typical family activities on this day.

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Consolidated Credit takes this opportunity to bring you some ideas on how you can celebrate the Fourth of July holiday by cooking delicious meals at home while saving money.

Get the party started with some delicious appetizers: Two appetizers that will leave your guests speechless and licking their fingers are roasted corn salsa and avocado quesadillas. To make roast corn salsa, you will need fresh corn, onions, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, cheese, olives, and nachos (crispy tortilla chips). The advantage of using these ingredients is that the nachos can be used for different sauces while the mayonnaise, cheese, and olives can be used for hamburgers. For more information about this special recipe visit tastehome.com. Another appetizer that your visitors will surely love is avocado quesadillas. For this recipe, you will need ingredients that can be reused later in other recipes. To prepare this dish, start by grilling tortillas with cheese for a few minutes; then, you add the mashed avocado. Slow-cook the tortillas for a few minutes on low heat and enjoy this snack!

Preparing hamburgers and hot dogs: Hamburgers and hot dogs are favorite meals on the Fourth of July. To save money on burgers, hot dogs and buns, visit Target.com and Walmart.com. These two online stores offer hot dogs for about $3. If you are planning on making hamburgers, try to purchase ground beef, as it is much cheaper than buying prepared burger patties. Besides, making your own burger patties has the additional advantage of being healthier and also more fun because you can create different types of burgers and season them to your liking.

Prepare simple and fresh desserts: A recipe that will match the colors and spirit of the Fourth of July holiday is strawberry sorbet, which happens to be an ideal summer dessert as well. To prepare this recipe, you only need chilled strawberries, yogurt and sugar. If you want to be more creative, you can add a large strawberry atop the dessert so that you can stick a tiny flag of the United States. Another other option is to make cupcakes with blue dye, which can then be covered with red and white toppings. If you have children, be sure to add sprinkles of various colors for a fun and sweet touch.

To wrap things up, Consolidated Credit reminds you that the Fourth of July is not one of those days you are supposed to celebrate with a formal dinner; it is mostly a day when you can have fun at barbecues, sunbathing on the beach, or participating in the activities organized by your community. So, when you do your shopping in the next few days, think about meals that are cheaper, faster and creative to prepare.

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