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We’ve rounded up some of our best picnic, potluck, BBQ and 4th of July Recipes just in time for your summer Celebration!
Whether you’ve invited the entire neighbor to your house, or heading across town for a nice quiet backyard family BBQ, we have some terrific 4th of July recipes to fit your menu!
Get the party started with a few easy appetizers:
Appetizers don’t have to be fancy or extravagant. With just a few chips and a bowl of salsa, or a few dozen deviled eggs you’ll gather a crowd around the table.
How to make the Best Deviled Eggs – all the tips and tricks you need to make beautiful and delicious deviled eggs. Picnics, pot lucks, BBQ’s and parties won’t be the same without a plate of these little gems! Click HERE to get the recipe for our Best Deviled Eggs.
Sweet Corn Salsa – Sweet summer corn is the star of this fresh tasty salsa. Great served with chips, on chicken, fish or tacos – it’s great on everything! Click HERE to get the recipe for Sweet Corn Salsa.
A party is not a party without a few delicious Salads and Sides:
Summer picnics are not complete without a big pan of our sweet, thick, Oven Baked Beans Recipe! Click HERE to get the recipe for Oven Baked Beans.
English Pea Salad is a wonderful, hearty side dish loaded with hard cooked eggs, a little bacon, (because everything’s better with bacon) minced red onion, and cheddar cheese all blended together with a creamy dressing. Click HERE to get the recipe for English Pea Salad.
Creamy Potato Salad – an easy crowd pleaser perfect for BBQ’s and potlucks, and always a family favorite! Click HERE to get the recipe for Creamy Potato Salad.
Fresh sweet summer corn slathered in a mixture of mayonnaise, garlic, lime juice, chili powder and Cotija cheese then grilled to perfection. The end result is the perfect combination of salty, spicy, and tangy, and it’s utterly addicting! Click HERE to get the recipe for Grilled Mexican Street Corn.
Try this classic Southern Macaroni Salad Recipe loaded with fresh crunchy celery, crisp red onion, tender sweet peas and cubes of sharp cheddar cheese wrapped up in a tangy homemade dressing. Click HERE to get the recipe for Southern Macaroni Salad.
Try our Easy Pasta Salad Recipe with a homemade Zesty Italian Dressing ~ it’s our favorite summer potluck classic! Click HERE to get the recipe for Easy Pasta Salad.
Super Cole Slaw – enjoy this mayo-free simple slaw with a nice bite from the cider vinegar and plenty of flavor from pimentos, onion and chopped green pepper. Click HERE to get the recipe for Super Cole Slaw.
Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette ~ you won’t believe how perfectly sweet summer watermelon combines with fresh mint, crisp red onions and creamy Feta cheese. With just a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette, you’ll be amazed at the delicious flavor that comes from just a few simple ingredients. Click HERE to get the recipe for Watermelon Salad.
The Main Event – Fire up the Grill!
Slow-Cooker Ribs – juicy, tender and flavorful St. Louis-style pork spareribs slow-cooked then grilled or broiled for the perfect char. Click HERE to get this easy recipe for Slow-Cooker Ribs.
Marinated Burgers – a deliciously juicy home grilled burger that tastes like steak! Click HERE to get the recipe for Marinated Burgers.
If you’re looking for tender, juicy and flavorful all in one delicious bite, you’ll LOVE this Grilled Greek Chicken Recipe! Click HERE to get the recipe for these make-ahead Grilled Greek Chicken Skewers.
Try our Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich with pineapple, crispy black pepper bacon and a slightly spicy, sticky sweet pineapple sauce, all in one delicious bite! Click HERE to get the recipe for Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches.
BBQ Brisket Recipe – making delicious, tender and juicy beef brisket is easier than you think! Click HERE to get the delicious recipe for BBQ Brisket.
Cheesy Grilled Taco Burgers – all the authentic Mexican flavors you love, in one tasty burger! Click HERE to get the recipe for Taco Burgers.
Easy Honey BBQ Sauce – great as a marinade or for basting and slathering on grilled chicken, pork or beef. Click HERE to get the recipe for Easy Honey BBQ Sauce.
The BIG finish! End your 4th of July celebration with something sweet
Nectarine Blueberry Pie ~ bake the season with this juicy, tangy, sweet pie filled with ripe nectarines and plump blueberries. Topped with a homemade flaky crust cut into shapes with your favorite cookie cutter, you’ll be the star of your next celebration with this delicious dessert! Click HERE to get the recipe for Nectarine Blueberry Pie.
Our Mixed Berry Trifle is made with layers of fresh berries, chunks of sweet pound cake smeared with a little strawberry jam and a luscious vanilla cream custard. This lovely dessert is great for any occasion, it’s easy to make and it serves a crowd! Click HERE to get the recipe for our Mixed Berry Trifle.
Star-Studded Berry Tarts with Vanilla Pastry Cream – the perfect dessert for patriotic holidays! Click HERE to get the recipe for Berry Tarts.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Revel Bars ~ delicious cookie bars loaded with oats and peanut butter mixed together into a tasty crust, layered with silky smooth fudgy chocolate, then topped with more crumbled crust. They are easy to make, travel well and taste delicious! Great for big gatherings, back to school lunches or snacks … or just because. Click HERE to get the recipe for Revel Bars.
Our Tangy Lemon Bars have a tart, sweet and creamy filling and a delicious buttery shortbread crust. These bars are absolutely amazing! Click HERE to get the recipe for Tangy Lemon Bars.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a safe and happy 4th of July 🙂 Tricia