Monday, June 26, 2017

4th of July Food Idea Round Up






It's hard to believe that a week from tomorrow is the 4th of July.  I've always loved the 4th of July because even though summer has already started, I feel like it's a great way to kick off summer.  Growing up, we always had awesome parties to celebrate America's Independence and now that we're back in Buffalo, those traditions can continue. My cousin Sara and I have already been feverishly planning a menu and throwing ideas back and forth at each other.  We're opting for a traditional BBQ, but some of the menu items will be different than your usual baked beans or potato salad! 

I've rounded up ten of my favorite recipes that I found on Pinterest and linked the recipes for you below!
Fireworks Pudding Cookies


Brownie (& Fruit) Kebabs



Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob 

 
Grilled Corn, Basil, and Tomato Salad with Feta


Flag Cake with Cheesecake Topping



Caprese Salad Skewers


4th of July Fruit Kabobs





Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken



and finally...

Patriotic Cutout Cookies.  No link for these because my mom makes literally the BEST cutout cookies, hands down.  Her recipe? It's on the Land O'Lakes butter container.  So. Amazing. 




So what are you planning on having for the 4th of July festivities? I'd love to hear some of what you're going to be grilling, cooking, or baking! 

Have a fun, safe 4th of July and be sure to get out and see some fireworks.  


Last year's fireworks in 
Tampa, Florida didn't disappoint!

 



 

 

 


 



 

14 comments

  1. Those brownie kabobs with fruit and marshmallows look like so much fun for the kids (and the adults)! I always make caprese skewers on the 4th too! We like to grill clams, sausage, hot dogs and always have watermelon on the side!

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    1. I've actually never had caprese skewers, so I'm totally stoked!

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  2. I love these sweet treats on a stick! This will be my first time not entertaining for the 4th as we will be traveling but these are inspiring ideas!

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    1. There's just something about dessert on a stick!

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  3. That broccoli salad takes me back to my childhood. Great roundup of foods for the 4th!

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  4. So many delicious recipes! I definitely want to create something light and fresh to celebrate the 4th. I may also use one of these recipes too!

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  5. I can't believe Fourth of July is almost here. When I was younger we always made the strawberry blueberry and marshmallow kebabs. They were always a fun treat to have. This is a great list of round up recipes that are perfect for the summer holiday

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  6. Everything looks amazing! I will be trying those cookies for sure.

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  7. Everything looks SO good! Those firework cookies are just the cutest, too! I can't believe the 4th is so close! This summer is flying by!

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  8. Caprese... give me all the caprese! :) Great round up!!

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  9. You are making me hungry! My kids would love those little brownie kebabs!

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  10. love all the fruit ideas but those kabobs look amazing!!!!

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