4th of July Recipes

The Fourth of July holiday is just a week away, so it’s high-time that I share some of my favorite eats for the red, white and blue celebration. Truthfully, I think my stained glass Jello stars are the only thing that actually contains all three of those colors, but some have blue, some have red, and some are just plain delicious. Below you will find all of my favorites when it comes to making 4th of July eats just as sparkly for your taste buds as fireworks are for your eyes. There are the requisite staples: appetizers, dips, side dishes and (of course) desserts. Have fun planning your menu!


Classic Lemonade
Ginger-Tea Lemonade
White Sangria

For the Appetizers and Snacks:

Artichoke Spinach Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Cheddar Ale Spread
Chicken Spread
Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Fruit Dip
Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa
Hot Reuben Dip
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Polenta Pizza
Sausage Dip
Seven Layer Dip
Taco Dip
Traditional Hummus

For the Sides:

Antipasto Salad
Barbecued Beans
Best Ever Potato Salad
Broccoli Salad
Creamy, Lighter Macaroni Salad
Grilled Corn
Italian Pasta Salad
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette

For Dessert:

Baked Brownie (my favorite brownie recipe!)
Blackberry Pie Bars
Blueberry Crumb Cake
Chewy, Chunky Blondies
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte (could use a combo of blueberry & strawberry/raspberry)
Honey-Vanilla Sour Cream Pound Cake
Lemon Bars
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Peach Crumb Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Raspberry Streusel Bars
Root Beer Float Cake
Red, White & Blue Stained Glass Jello Stars (pictured above)
S’more Nut Bars
Strawberry Mirror Cake
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Sweet and Salty Brownies

What’s on your menu for the 4th of July festivities??


22 Responses to “4th of July Recipes”

  1. Katrina on June 27, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Love these! Too many yummy recipes to choose from!


  2. The Café Sucré Farine on June 27, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Love the stars! How fun and thanks for the long list of suggestions, wow, how to choose? ?


  3. Blog is the New Black on June 27, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Love all these desserts!


  4. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking on June 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Those stars are awesome and who doesn’t like eating Jello, especially the kids!
    Such a yummy variety of recipes, too!


  5. Mrs. Fish on June 27, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Thanks for the great recipe roundup! I can’t wait to try some of them for our Fourth of July party. 🙂


  6. Ann on June 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

    What a great list of recipes! Thank you SO much! I have to click over to the jello starts right away – they are too cute for words!


  7. Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen on June 27, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I’m not even a Jello person and those stars look awesome!


  8. Brindi on June 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I’m making an All-American Celebration Cake that I found in one of my Pampered Chef books. It’s an angel food cake topped with berries and whipped cream.


  9. Carrie Melissa Jones (@southxsf) on June 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for all the inspiration! I can’t wait to try my hand at that pound cake!


  10. Lori @ RecipeGirl on June 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Great ideas for the big day! Love the jello the most 🙂


  11. Maria on June 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Yay for the 4th! I am so excited for the holiday weekend. Will have to try a few of these!


  12. Aimee on June 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Those jello starts are adorable. Thanks for sharing them


  13. Chelsea on June 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for all the recipes! Soo many options and they all look good!


  14. Paula on June 28, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Love the jello! Your collection of 4th of July treats is certainly one to be proud of! Have a great celebration.


  15. Emily Malloy @Cleanliness on June 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Love them all!


  16. Jenny Flake on June 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I LOVE holiday food 🙂 Especially the desserts!


  17. Jen Walker on June 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I am loving your recipe! I do stain glass, can’t wait to tell people about these stars! Happy 4th!


  18. Ida on June 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I love your jello stained glass star recip, I bet they taste as good as they look!


  19. Tracy on June 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Wonderful collection! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂


  20. Baking Serendipity on June 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I love the jello stars! So festive! And there are so many other winning recipes in your line up 🙂 Can’t wait for the fourth now!


  21. Kelly on June 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    These jello stars are so great! Thanks for the colourful ideas.


  22. Cookin' Canuck on June 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Any combination of these would make a great 4th of July feast!


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