4th of July Recipes

We love to celebrate, and these 4th of July recipes make whatever you are doing to celebrate (a BBQ, Picnic, Camping Trip, etc) fun and festive! Welcome to our Cooking From Your Pantry series. Each week we feature recipes that we make in our own homes. We focus on simple recipes that we can make from ingredients found in your pantry. Some weeks we have a theme that we follow like breads, breakfast, dessert, freezer meal cooking, chicken recipes and... …
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Balsamic Beef Kebabs Recipe

The best balsamic beef kebabs! You may already know that I love grilling kebabs, with these recipes being a few of my favorites:The Best BBQ Chicken Kebabs Chipotle Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce Pesto Grilled Chicken...tender, flavorful, bite-sized morsels of grilled meat. Yum. Well, I have another kebab recipe to add to my favorites list - Balsamic Beef Kebabs!The balsamic and Dijon give it a bit of tang and... …
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Lemon Herb Potato Salad Recipe

My favorite potato salad! I made this potato salad over Memorial Day weekend and it was a big hit! Seriously, I think I'll plan to make it for every BBQ from here on out. (And I'm making it this weekend too!)I love the ingredients too - simple, fresh, and delicious. Everyone can enjoy it, even those that do not prefer to eat healthy foods. Ha.Boiling the potatoes in water with vinegar keeps the potatoes firm, but still tender. Red potatoes... …
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Berry Quinoa Salad Recipe

This fruit salad is perfect for summer! Citrus and berries - talk about a wonderful side dish and salad for a BBQ! The quinoa adds a unique texture, protein, and more nutrition too. Give this berry quinoa salad a try! It is really a great healthy and delicious option for summer gatherings, potlucks, BBQs, holidays, etc.Have you had a salad with fresh mint and basil before? The flavors work well in a salad like this one. The mint is an... …
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My Favorite Flag Sheet Cake Recipe

Flag Sheet Cake for the 4th of July! I really love this cake! I have to have plenty of people to share it with though, or I will end up eating the whole thing myself - and that is a lot of cake to eat by oneself. You can get about 30 servings out of this cake, so it is perfect for feeding a crowd!This sheet cake reminds me of a pound cake - it is delicious, dense, and moist. It also reminds of a sugar cookie crust - you know, like one... …
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Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Since many of you will be camping during the 4th of July I am going to share a few more camping recipes this week. We will be BBQ'n and likely playing sand volleyball on the 4th of July. Then out the Meridian Speedway for the fireworks in the evening. What are your 4th of July traditions?This is another fabuolus campfire cooking recipe using dutch ovens from my friend Ryan. This is a basic cobbler recipe that can be modified depending on the... …
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35+ Delicious Strawberry Recipes

I love strawberries! Each time I eat a sweet, ripe strawberry, I am amazed at how delicious they can be; one of nature's candies, for sure. Anyway, since strawberries are in season and you can bring them home for less moola right now, we're sharing some of our favorite strawberry recipes and tips for strawberries!Strawberry Recipes: Many of these recipes are great for holidays or events that involve the color red, like 4th of July or Valentine's... …
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Patriotic Fruit & Brownie Kebabs

{Pin This} Looking for a quick and easy dessert idea for the 4th of July? This is it! These fruit & brownie kebabs are not only quick and easy but they're beautiful to display as well! Kebabs are great because there are so many different items you can mix and match for any occation. Happy 4th of July! Patriotic Fruit & Brownie Kebabs Ingredients:9 x 13 inch pan of Brownies (chilled and cut into 1-inch squares) 1 pint blueberries,... …
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Jello Shaved Ice Recipe

Cool off this summer with this Homemade Shaved Ice Recipe! This homemade Jello Shaved ice recipe is easy to make and can be easily modified to fit any occasion!  With only three ingredients even the kiddos can whip them up, then just freeze and scoop!  The flavor is frozen into the ice so there the flavor can be tasted throughout!There are a couple of fun additions you can make to this dish like adding whipped topping, different kinds of... …
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Patriotic Punch Recipe

Festive drink for the 4th of July! This is a really cute way to serve punch at any patriotic party, especially for the 4th of July! The layered look of this punch is possible because the liquids with lower sugar content will layer on top of those with higher sugar content. But there are few tips and tricks to help you get it right the first time around!You can choose any drinks that your heart desires. Look for sale prices and coupons... …
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