July 4th Recipes

Throw the ultimate Independence Day party with our easy 4th of July recipes, including simple finger foods and star-spangled desserts. Plus, get the best party tips to ensure a good ol’ American time.

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    60 Easy 4th of July Recipes

    These easy 4th of July recipes are sure to be a hit at your picnic or backyard barbecue.

    40 Patriotic Recipes

    Show off your pride with red, white and blue recipes like watermelon salads, pork tenderloin with triple-berry salsa, frozen lemonade...



    Watermelon Feta Flag Salad

    Our family celebrates the Fourth of July with a watermelon salad that resembles the flag. Here’s an all-American centerpiece that’s...


    How to Make a Star-Spangled Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

    Full of red, white and blue fruit, cheeses and sweets, this Fourth of July charcuterie board will be the centerpiece...

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    50 Easy Fourth of July Desserts to Make This Year

    Don't waste your time on complicated treats! From peach cobbler to all-American sheet cake, these easy Fourth of July desserts...


    Air-Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots

    These bacon-wrapped goodies are always a hit with my friends and family. They’ll go fast, so you may want to...

    Air-Fryer Tailgate Sausages

    What I love about these, besides the great taste, is you can make them up ahead of time and keep...


    Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

    We typically think of the grill when making kabobs but your air fryer does an equally good job in the...


    Cuts-Like-Butter BBQ Brisket

    With just a few ingredients and steps, this recipe is nearly impossible to mess up. The thin, fall-apart-tender slices are...


    Rock N Rye Pork Roast Sandwiches

    Detroit's Faygo Rock & Rye soda (or pop, as we call it in Michigan) gives these pork roast sandwiches such...

    Smoked Bluefish Spread

    Growing up summers on Block Island, Rhode Island, we would surf-cast off the shores for bluefish. Bluefish has a strong...


    Southern Peach Toasts

    These bruleed peach toasts are my creative homage to the beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It is an upscale presentation...


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


    Smash Burgers

    A Smash burger is exactly what you think it is; balls of ground beef smashed onto a hot griddle. You'll...


    Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....

    Summer Orzo

    I’m always looking for fun ways to use the fresh veggies that come in my Community Supported Agriculture box, and...


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    Banana Split Icebox Cake

    One day a friend showed me how to make a traditional icebox cake with just cream and graham crackers. I...


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    Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

    For my mother's birthday, I made this strawberry pie recipe instead of a cake. Since it was mid-May in Oklahoma,...


    Dill Dip

    Be prepared—you'll likely need to make a double batch of this delightful dill dip recipe. One is never enough when...


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    Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

    This is the one and only lemon meringue pie recipe you'll ever need. The flaky and tender from-scratch crust is...


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    Cherry Pudding Cake

    A cross between a cake and a cobbler, this dessert is a hit whenever I make it to share at...


    Heavenly Blueberry Tart

    Mmm—this tart is bursting with the fresh flavor of blueberries! Not only do I bake berries with the crust, but...


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    Marshmallow Fruit Dip

    You can whip up this sweet and creamy dip in just 10 minutes. I like to serve it in a...

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    Three-Bean Baked Beans

    I got this recipe from my aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...


    Greek Pork Chops

    My in-laws taught me a lot about cooking, so any time I come across a great new recipe, I enjoy...


    Buffalo Chicken Sliders

    I got the idea for these Buffalo chicken sliders from my mom and dad, who'd made a similar version for...


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    Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue

    I am originally from North Carolina (where swine is divine) and this recipe for the slow cooker is a family...