Hello friends! Fourth of July is almost here. Summer’s going by so quickly. Too fast for my liking…
Hope you have fun holiday weekend plans ahead, including excellent eats and fireworks.
(In that order!)
Following is some culinary inspiration for your upcoming cookouts, picnics and barbecues. If you’re still needing ideas, read on. Hopefully there’s something for every taste, and you’ll find the perfect addition to your July 4th menu!
Caprese Mini Kabobs – marinated fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and tomatoes. Summer on a stick!
Grand Marnier Berry Salad – a fun twist on a classic berry salad!
Avocado Lime Black Bean Dip – Sweet and addictive, great with organic blue chips!
Triple Easy Homemade Lemonade – the perfect thirst quencher on a hot day!
Grilled Corn, Basil and Tomato Salad – The perfect side when grilling!
Crunchy Asian Salad – So colorful and crunchy! This is always a huge hit and this recipe feeds a crowd.
Juicy Grilled Turkey & Beef Burgers – Includes A-1 Sauce and Lipton Onion Soup Mix for a juicy and flavorful burger!
Maple Glazed Ribs – Plan ahead for these fall-off-the-bone ribs that cook in the oven on low heat for 11-12 hours.Blueberry Pound Cake – Buttery and moist, this delicious pound cake is even better with a big dollop of whipped cream.
Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream – Grated chocolate and fresh cherries make a refreshing ice cream on a hot day!
Stars & Stripes Mascarpone Shortbread – Individual mini-flag dessert bars are sure to be a hit on your holiday dessert table!
Lots more foodie inspiration in the Recipe Index tab of this site!
Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! (Ruff!)
Have you made any of the above recipes? Let us know what you made, what you liked…
Related post: Stars & Stripes
I’m obsessed with Capresse salad so I’m loving those kabobs!
So much goodness! Everything looks delicious!
Everything looks so delicious!
SO many good ideas! And your photos are gorgeous as always – love the dog. 🙂
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
I NEED all these recipes! They look fabulous! And your dog–way too cute!
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
It all looks so yummy! Thanx for the inspiration.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
Aunt Pinkie says
Have a glorious Fourth! Thanks for the great recipes -am hoping to make the stars&bars shortbread!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
What a great round up for the 4th! I need to try a few of these recipes!
Your blog is the go to site when I need a great recipe! I have tried the Avocado, lime, bean dip about half a dozen times in 2 months and everyone raves about it. I’ve made the turkey burgers, maple glazed ribs, grilled corn, tomato and basil salad and caprese kabobs and they were all fantastic. My family thanks you for sharing these wonderful recipes Allie. Now on to try the sweets!
So many great recipes. I think I’ll try the burgers this weekend. I had my first turkey burger last week. Not a huge fan but mixing it with the ingrediants in your recipe sounds good. I also love that you added a picture of a golden. Nice touch and Happy 4th of July!
Des très belles propositions!! Je te souhaite un très bon weekend !
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Allie – Happy 4th (almost)! I love a good crunchy Asian salad. I’d be running for the shortbread at the picnic though. Shortbread with coffee is perfection in my opinion! I hope you get to relax this weekend and spend some time with all of your boys. 🙂
Susie Mandel says
I think I’ll be right up. 😉
Red rover red rover, send Susie right over! 🙂
Dear Allie, what a wonderful spread! Everything looks delicious..perfect all summer long. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend dear. xo, Catherine