A recipe roundup of some of our favorite foods for 4th of July celebrations!
This year is just flying by so quickly! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the year and y’all know what that means? Yep, Christmas is right around the corner.
But let’s not hurry up the winter holidays just yet. We still have to celebrate one of Summer’s favorite holidays, 4th of July.
4th of July is all about celebrating our independence and freedom here in America.
My favorite memories from 4th of July are of pool parties, spending time with family and friends, dad lighting up the grill, and trying to stay cool with frozen treats and drinks. And then at nightfall, we would light off the fireworks, my favorite being the sparklers.
Oh, how I loved to run around the yard with sparklers in both hands! If I did that now, I’d probably step in a hole and break my hip if I were to do that this year!
As with most holidays, it’s really all about the food and drinks. And this year, you don’t have to worry because I’ve got that part covered for you. Well, along with some help from my friends over at Culinary Content Network.
I’ve rounded up some of their favorite summer recipes, along with a few from myself, to help make your 4th of July get together a blast.
So all you have to worry about is which one you’re going to eat first!
I’d start off with the Popsicles myself!
Salads & Sides
Rainbow Salad with Grilled Chicken & Raspberry Walnut Dressing – A Calculated Whisk
Grilled Peas in the Pod (with video) – Coley Cooks
Macaroni Salad – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Broccoli Grape Salad with Mango & Buttermilk Dressing – Chef De Home
Papaya Pecan Slaw with Apple Cider Dressing – Food N Thought Peddler
Israeli Hummus – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Jalapeño Cilantro Hummus – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Loaded Baked Potato Salad – Every Day Made Fresh
Easy & Healthy Grilled Fish Tacos – Vindulge
Smoked Pork Ribs with Asian Spice Rub – Vindulge
Korean BBQ Kebabs – 2 Cookin’ Mamas
Smoked BBQ Tofu Bowls (Vegan) – Vindulge
Grilled Adobo Chicken & Sweet Potato Bowls with Jicama Guacamole – A Calculated Whisk
Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers with Crunchy Slaw Salad – Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish
Patriotic Celebration – A Year of Cocktails
Brazilian Lemonade (non-alcoholic) – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Pomegranate Gimlet – A Year of cocktails
Classic Refreshing Mojito – Citrus Blossom Bliss
Wine Slushies – 2 Cookin’ Mamas
Skinny Strawberry Lemonade (non-alcoholic)- Sweet and Spicy Monkey
More 4th of July Recipes
Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs – Moore or Less Cooking
Frozen Champagne Salad – Moore or Less Cooking
Pioneer Woman’s Best Macaroni Salad Ever – Cooking On The Ranch
Rosemary Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream – Coley Cooks
Ice Cream Cupcakes – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Red, White, & Blueberry Popsicles – The View from Great Island
Pina Colada Popsicles – Living Sweet Moments
Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Limeade Popsicles – Chattavore
Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream Cake – Pumpkin & Peanut Butter
Pineapple Mango Ice Cream – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Skinny Frozen Strawberry Lemonade – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Lemon Honey Granita – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
More Frozen Treats
Easy Ice Cream Cake – A Chick Who Can Cook
Banana Pudding Ice Cream – Chattavore
Blueberry Buttermilk Ice Cream – A Calculated Whisk
Lavender Peach Popsicles – Coley Cooks
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake (with video) – Coley Cooks
Pecan Mud Pie Sundaes with Bourbon Chocolate Salted Caramel – The Hungary Buddha
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches – Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles – Pumpkin & Peanut Butter
American Watermelon Daiquiri – A Year of Cocktails
Red, White, & Hpnotiq Blue Martini – A Year of Cocktails
Purple Independence – A Year of Cocktails
Memorial Milkshake – A Year of Cocktails
Cherry Crepe – A Year of Cocktails
Apple Pie – A Year of Cocktails
Remembrance – A Year of Cocktails
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