Here are some of our favorite recipes for celebrating our freedom!
Cucumber Pasta Salad – If you are heading to a potluck, bring this salad along. It’s tangy and feeds a crowd, not to mention, it’s delicious.
Garlic and Onion Bratwurst – Simply the best brats we’ve ever eaten. Sure to please.
Italian Pulled Turkey Sandwiches – In case of rain, consider this amazing pulled turkey. Made in the crockpot, this is moist and flavorful. Top with BBQ sauce if desired, and serve is a delicious bun. Feeds a crowd.
Grilled Pizza – Got a grill and perhaps some semi-picky eaters? Grilled pizza will be a crowd pleaser. Everyone can choose their own toppings, and the pizza is ready in less than 10 minutes. Make a double batch of the pizza dough and you’ll easily serve 8 people.
Fruit Kabobs – an easy and fun way to enjoy fruit. Kids love these.
Texas Caviar – A delicious and tangy bean appetizer. Better yet, it’s packed with protein and very filling. A family favorite.
Grilled Corn – Don’t forget to soak the husks, but there is nothing better than grilled corn. Yum-o.
Crockpot Baked Beans – Easily my favorite BBQ side dish, these beans are tangy and sweet, and have a smoky flavor. I love ‘em.
Roasted Green Bean & Mixed Potato Salad with a Parmesan-Garlic-Dill Sauce – Oh. my. goodness. We love this salad. It’s a little more fancy in terms of flavor, but the ease of making it wouldn’t suggest such a fabulous warm salad.
Raspberry Delight – For dessert, whip up some of this creamy raspberry delight. It’s perfect for a warm day, and can easily be made a day in advance.
Toasted Marshmallow S’more Bars – Like a s’more, in a bar. Delicious.
Rhubarb Dessert – This dessert is famous in our home. Although the photo doesn’t look the best, the sweet and tangy combination of the vanilla pudding with rhubarb compote surrounding a layer of marshmallow-ey goodness is incredible.
S’more Roll Ups – Toss the filling of your s’more inside a homemade crescent roll. Yep. They are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Pizza – A fruit pizza is always fun, and you can showcase the best of the mid-season produce. I can’t help but imagine a strawberry/cherry and blueberry pizza arranged as an American flag. Would be perfect for the weekend.
4th of July Cherry Berry Dessert – Another festive one perfect for the weekend. Using the red cherries, blue blueberries and white whipped cream, this dessert is a long-standing favorite for the 4th in our house. Plus, the leftovers are even better.
Happy 4th! Frog Prince and I are going to enjoy the weekend, without blogging. See you next week.