25 Recipes to Celebrate the 4th of July

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Ok, and with all that out of the way, let’s talk about the 4th of July. It’s one of the holidays I most look forward to every year – grilling, fun in the sun, fireworks and s’mores – what’s not to like?! :) I’ve put together 25 of my favorite recipes for you in case you’re still planning the menu for your BBQ or picnic. From burgers to sides, drinks and sweet treats, I hope you’ll find something to enjoy!

Grill Food

Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas Barbecue Sauce
1. Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas Barbecue Sauce

Bacon Burgers with Bacon Onion Balsamic Jam
2. Bacon Burgers with Bacon Onion Balsamic Jam

Spicy Poblano Burgers with Chipotle Cream
3. Spicy Poblano Burgers with Chipotle Cream

Homemade Hamburger Rolls
4. Homemade Hamburger Rolls

Jalapeño Cheddar Rolls
5. Jalapeno Cheddar Rolls

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Kebabs with Sweet and Sour Orange Dipping Sauce
6. Grilled Rosemary Chicken Kebabs with Sweet and Sour Orange Dipping Sauce

Grilled Chipotle-Lime Chicken Breasts
7. Grilled Chipotle-Lime Chicken Breasts

Grilled Herb Shrimp
8. Grilled Herb Shrimp

Low and Slow Baby Back Ribs
9. Low and Slow Baby Back Ribs

Appetizers and Sides

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños
10. Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

Roasted Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing and Bacon
11. Roasted Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing and Bacon

Summer Corn Chowder
12. Summer Corn Chowder

Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Mango Salad
13. Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Mango Salad

Sourdough Panzanella with Grilled Chicken
14. Sourdough Panzanella with Grilled Chicken

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach
15. Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach

Summer Fruit Salad with Mint Sugar
16. Summer Fruit Salad with Mint Sugar

Desserts and Drinks

Raspberry Lemonade Bars
17. Raspberry Lemonade Bars

Peach and Blueberry Crumbles
18. Peach and Blueberry Crumbles

No Bake Peanut Butter Squares
19. No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares

S'mores Cheesecake
20. S’mores Cheesecake

Blueberry-Streusel Bars with Lemon Cream Filling
21. Blueberry-Streusel Bars with Lemon Cream Filling

Fresh Strawberry Pie
22. Fresh Strawberry Pie

No-Bake Margarita Cheesecake Freezes
23. No-Bake Margarita Cheesecake Freezes

Peach Lemonade
24. Peach Lemonade

Raspberry Lime Rickey
25. Raspberry Lime Rickey

A few more last-minute ideas are coming your way this week, so stay tuned! :)