{Tips & Tricks} Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

Whether you are firing up your grill, heading to the beach, spending time on your boat, hitting some golf balls or kicking up your feet to relax, one thing is certain…It’s Friday which means it’s officially the start of the long-awaited, joyously-celebrated Fourth of July weekend!

With the help of my foodie friends, I was able to come up with a great list of dishes and beverages to serve this Fourth of July. I haven’t decided what I’ll be serving on the Fourth of July…there are so many delicious options!

If you’re having family and friends over for the Fourth of July, be sure to peruse these options before creating your grocery shopping list. There are so many great dishes listed that will keep your guests coming back for more!

Fourth of July Recipe Roundup



Main Courses

Side Dishes

  • BBQ Beans from Sugarcrafter
  • Cornbread from How To: Simplify
  • Fruit Salsa from my friend Jill
    1. Two kiwis (peeled and diced), 6 ounces raspberries (diced), 1 lb strawberries (hulled and diced), 2 Gold Delicious apples (peeled, cored and diced), Juice of 1 small orange, 1 teaspoon orange zest, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3 tablespoons fruit preserves (any flavor)
    2. Clean and chop all fruit. Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill for at least one hour before serving. Serve with cinnamon sugar pita chips.



If you’re cooking meat this weekend, be sure to check tips and tricks to follow when checking for doneness!

I wish each and every one of you a safe and fantastic Fourth of July weekend!


  • Reply Maria July 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for including my lemon raspberry bars. Great roundup! Happy 4th!

  • Reply Jenny July 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Great roundup Jen!! Thanks for adding me :) Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Maggy@ThreeManyCooks.com July 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Wow, so many great choices and just one celebration! Now, what to make? It all looks so good!

  • Reply Tracy July 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks so much for including me! I can't wait to try a bunch of these recipes, yum!

  • Reply Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker July 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Awesome roundup of recipes for the 4th of July! Thanks so much for including some of mine!

  • Reply pantrymama July 3, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Thanks for including me! Great list and I can't wait to check out the other recipes.

  • Reply Cookin' Canuck July 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Great roundup of recipes for the 4th! Thanks so much for including some of my recipes. Have a Happy 4th.

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