Fourth of July Recipe Round-Up

Happy July 3rd!!

Do you know what that means?

JULY FOURTH IS TOMORROW!! (I’m a little excited, if you can’t tell)

I love this holiday so much – BBQs, fireworks, parades, red-white-and-blue outfits, family/friends, and awesome cookout food. Everything I love wrapped into one big, celebratory day.

If you are still trying to figure out what to serve to your guests tomorrow, I’ve gathered my favorite dishes that are super simple and can be whipped up in time for your celebrations.

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If you are tired of serving the same old hamburgers and hot dogs, Greek Grilled Chicken is a great alternative. Serve it alongside some Caprese Pasta Salad for a hearty dinner!

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Or, if you want an all-green pasta salad, Pesto Pasta with Spinach is a picnic-friendly side for your Fourth celebrations!

But pasta salad shouldn’t hog all the side dish spotlight!

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French Potato Salad is just as easy, just as delicious, and just as picnic-friendly (hello, no mayo!).

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If you want a healthier alternative to french fries, Basic Roasted Potatoes are for you. Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and 100% delicious.

And lest we forget the amazing veggies that are available this time of year!

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Panzanella salad (sans salmon) is an easy side to whip up and highlights the season’s best tomatoes and fresh baby greens! Plus who doesn’t like bread salad?

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Or if you want something that is even more simple, throw on some fresh summer veggies onto the grill next to your main meats and have dinner together in a snap!

 

Ultimately, Fourth of July is all about the dessert (at least for me!).

Ice cream, popsicles, s’mores, strawberry shortcake, regular cake, etc., etc., etc.

It’s all amazing and endless!

Of all those options, this is still my #1 choice for dessert on America’s birthday…

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Classic Blueberry Pie with a festive topping!

 

Those are some quick ideas for tomorrow! So, what are you making? I’d love to hear/see all about it!

I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend with your family and friends!

C

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