July 4th Recipes

It just wouldn’t be the 4th of July without some of these recipes gracing our table, I hope some of them make it to yours! These Firecracker Cupcakes are my kids favorites!

The Best Grilled Chicken

Limoncello Lemonade

Texas, Beef, Bean and Queso Burgers

Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Apricot Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

Lobster Rolls with Lemon Vinaigrette and Garlic Butter

Mini Baked Cheesecakes with Strawberries

Crab and Shrimp Nachos

Peach Margaritas

Quick Marinated Flank Steak

Better than Robert Redford Dessert

Cherry Tassies

London Broil with a Sesame-Soy-Brown Sugar Marinade

Mini Loaded Red Potatoes

Heirloom Tomato Gratin

Chicken, Nectarine and Red Onion Kebabs

I hope you are hungry! What are you doing to celebrate the 4th?

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  1. Yum, you are making me hungry. I’m going to search your site for some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. annbb 2

    You always come up with the best food ideas! That tomato gratin and the London broil has my name written all over them! Wonderful food photos, one and all!
    Will your new wine be rested enough to enjoy on the 4th?

  3. annbb 3

    Oops – that should read:
    Will your new wine be rested enough for YOU to enjoy on the 4th?

  4. corinne 4

    my current plan just revolves around eating creamsicles…

  5. Wow. I should not look at blogs in the morning. I’m way too far away from being able to go home and make anything like that.
    Guess I’ll enjoy this gourment yogurt cup…

    Looks delish!

  6. Anne 6

    These all look absolutely amazing. I wish we knew enough people to invite to a party to cook all this! We might just have to work out way through each recipe one day at a time. Scrumptious! But seriously, I’m not sure that even a dessert can be better than Robert Redford

  7. Carol 7

    Oh my gosh—-everything looks so delicious….how do I choose? I’d love some of each.

    My mind tells me I’m not hungry, but my stomach is telling me otherwise-it’s growling looking at all those beautiful photos…… :)

  8. I wish I were going to your house for the 4th of July… ;)

  9. These all make me want to head to the barbecue now, I suppose I should have breakfast first though.

  10. So SPP and I were wondering what to do with our 4th weekend since we have no plans. Now I think a trip to Oregon is in order. If you feed me this stuff, I promise to help you work in the vineyards!

    If you like Better Than Robert Redford Cake, you should try my Better Than Better Than Sex Cake.

  11. Tee 11

    Wow, can I come over to your house! Seriously hubby and I are headed to NYC for the weekend. We’re taking in the play “Fences” starring Denzel Washington! I’ll be in the theatre with my two favorites dudes! Be safe!

  12. Kathy M 12

    Thanks for the yummy recipes with the mouthwatering pictures!

  13. Alisa 13

    So we can expect you on the 3rd so you have plenty of time to cook for us right? I can personally vouch for those firecracker cupcakes, The Kids loved making them as much as they did eating them.
    BBQ chicken and those red potatoes are on the menu now.
    Thanks again for all those wonderful recipes.

  14. Cheryl 14

    Wow, every single thing looks absolutely delicious!

  15. kim 15

    OMG…. I have an annual 4th of July bash and can’t wait to try some of these…. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Awesome posting! Thanks for ALL the ideas- they look great as always.

    And wow – this summer is flying by!
    Happy 4th everyone!

    Sarah at http://blog.candiquik.com

  17. Liz C. 17

    Wow! All of my favorite foods & recipes together. Thanks Cathy!

  18. Oh, where to start …. where to start?!

  19. Lena in VT 19

    Okay, I am making the cherry tassies, the grilled chicken and the firecracker cupcakes for the kids!

  20. Erin 20

    I’ll tell you what I’m doing this 4th: Makin some of these freakin mouth watering recipes!! I’m so glad you reminded me of the mini stuffed potatoes, YUMMMMMMMMM and the PopRocks cupcakes… you ARE a genius!! I’m makin those this weekend, then my boyfriend’s family will think I’M a genius! Ha ha!

  21. You know I’m all over the bean and queso burgers.

  22. I think I’ll have one of each, thank you. Sooooo hungry now!

  23. Barbie with a T 23

    I am always looking for special event recipes! Thanks for all of these. They look delicious.

  24. crab nachos and peach margaritas. gotta have them now!

  25. giz 25

    You’re incredible! Every single thing looks amazing and if I take the blue off the desserts I could actually do a total Canada Day celebration. Well done!!

  26. LilSis 26

    What a great roundup of recipes! I’m adding the mini loaded red potatoes to our 4th of July menu! I may have to make the firecracker cupcakes, too!

  27. Sarah 27

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try the cherry tassies.

  28. Christine Cheripka 28

    sign me up


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