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...


      Dill Pickle Dip

      My love for pickles led me to create this Dill Pickle Dip. It's so easy to whip together. But be...


      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...


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      20 4th of July Pies That’ll Dazzle Your Guests

      Forget the fireworks! We've got our eyes on these 4th of July pies. Each recipe makes use of all the...

      Air-Fryer Pecan Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

      Chock-full of berries and rhubarb, this pretty cobbler is the perfect finale for a dinner for two. Both the pecans...


      Plan a Bang-up 4th of July Fireworks Party

      Oh, my stars! Set out this fun, festive spread to watch fireworks, and you just might forget to look up.

      Everything You Need for an Americana Kitchen This Summer

      Create the Americana kitchen of your dreams with patriotic kitchen gear and decor ideas.


      How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Your Backyard

      If your community's celebration was cancelled, learn how to celebrate the 4th of July at home.


      Blueberry Iced Tea

      I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take...


      My Juicy Lucy

      Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top,...

      Air-Fryer Spicy Ginger Beef Skewers

      My family loves the flavors of these zippy kabobs. I usually grill them outside, but if it's cold or rainy,...


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

      When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


      Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

      This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


      Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

      Cubano Macaroni Salad

      One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


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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...


      Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


      Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


      Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

      I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

      My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


      Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

      Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


      Tex-Mex Potato Salad

      I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...

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      Coleslaw Waldorf Salad

      Potlucks tend to have a lot of heavy dishes, so this bright, fresh Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe is a welcome...


      Watermelon Cupcakes

      My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...


      Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

      This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


      Easy Hamburgers

      These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


      Baked Cannellini Beans

      My sister developed this baked cannellini beans recipe after a Christmas holiday. We were still all together but nobody wanted...


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      32 Patriotic Pies Decked Out in Red, White and Blue

      If you've got a sweet tooth this 4th of July, these patriotic pies are perfect for your Independence Day celebration.