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July 4th Recipe Round Up

Need a little help meal planning for the big event tomorrow? It’s never too late to pull off a great get-together. Especially with a list of crowd-pleasers like these!

firecracker pork chops

Many of you are already off to the lake or beach for your Independence Day extravaganza. However, if you’re planning a July 4th party at home, or a picnic under the fireworks, let me help with the meal planning!

Here are dishes I would serve this 4th of July…

Candied Bacon Corn Salsa

Party Snacks

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Indian Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Chicken Wings with Apple Onion Dip

Fire Roasted Corn Dip

Candied Bacon Corn Salsa

Antipasto Skewers

Perky Pimento Cheese

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Mediterranean Burger

Burgers, Chops and other Main Dishes

Mediterranean Burgers

Frito Chili Cheeseburgers

Watermelon Basil Burgers

Szechuan Beef Burgers

Hawaiian Ahi Burgers

Firecracker Pork Chops

Kung Pao Chicken Skewers

Grilled Pork Chops with Carolina BBQ Sauce

Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Pineapple Mustard and Mango Salsa

white bean salad

Sides and Salads

Kimchi Grilled Corn on the Cob

White Bean and Edemame Salad

Pasta Salad with Smoked Almonds, Peas and Dill

Fresh Peach and Basil Salad

Red Slaw

Grilled Corn Salad with Smoky Vinaigrette

Grilled Fattoush

Peach Cake


Peaches n’ Cream Cake

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Banana Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Blueberry Pie with Almond Crust

Fresh Strawberry Ginger Pie

Tres Leches Cake with Mango Whipped Cream

Strawberries and Cornmeal Shortcakes

Coconut Cream Pie

Just pick one or two from each category and GO! Tomorrow will be a fantastic day filled with family, friends, good food, and lots of sparkle.

Be safe!!

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18 comments on “July 4th Recipe Round Up”

  1. All wonderful recipes!

  2. Oh goodness, so many tasty options! The frito chili cheeseburger does look especially amazing though :)

  3. A very delicious round-up!! Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th, Sommer :)

  4. fabulous roundup and happy 4th

  5. I want it all!

  6. Sommer this all looks so delicious especially when presented in one fabulous list! Wishing you and your family a fun and safe July 4th!

  7. I must have missed my invitation Sommer..I want to come to YOUR house! Everything looks wonderful; have a Happy and safe 4th of July.

  8. Decisions, decisions…..Life is short. I am starting with dessert…but both the coconut cream pie AND the peachy bundt cake are irresistible! Thank you for so many delicious choices. :)

  9. When’s dinner?! So many great ideas Sommer. I want some of that kimchi corn! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

  10. How to choose?! ALL so pretty and delish! Have a wonderful 4th, Sommer!

  11. Great round up Sommer. What time is the party? I’ll be right over!

  12. Yum, what time is dinner? ;)

  13. So many mouthwatering choices! Hope you have a lovely 4th with great food, Sommer!

  14. LOVE the 4th! And all the food!!

  15. wow this is an amazing round up!! you sure have quite the dishes to help throw a successful party! happy 4th, Sommer!

  16. The all sound incredible! Great round-up and Happy 4th!

  17. Great roundup! I have to make that peaches and cream cake very soon!