4th of July Menu ideas!

Having returned from a trip to Africa just last week, I am more acutely aware and appreciative of the freedoms I enjoy (and often take for granted) living in the United States. I love celebrating the 4th of July! And not just because of the food (and fireworks), although I’m not going to lie – I love both very much.

I hope you have some mega-delicious food planned this weekend (whether or not you are celebrating the 4th)! Below are some of my favorite summer holiday eats; it’s too bad I have a life (read: not really, I’m just lazy) or else I’d be tempted to make every single one of the recipes below.

As a sidenote, I’ll be a little hit and miss next week (traveling to a family reunion in the Yellowstone area) and will see you the following week with some new, delicious recipes!

Have a great weekend, friends!

4th main dish

4th sides

4th sweets

4th drinks

11 Responses to 4th of July Menu Ideas!

  1. Ruth says:

    It all looks soooo good! Decisions. Decisions. What ever I decide, your food will be a party in my mouth. Thank you, Mel for all your wonderful recipes! Like you, I love good food and I want to look forward to every meal.

  2. Heather bell says:

    All look Delish!!! We’ll be in Idaho falls that week. We could finally meet if we both could sneak away without angering family members

  3. Tiggerr says:

    Looks great as always, Mel. But here’s a question I bet you didn’t expect. What font is that for the headings, the meats, the sides, etc. someone spilled coffee on my dessert binder and that one looks great to replace it!

  4. Sandra says:

    The S’Mores Hershey Kiss Blossom Cookies seem absolutely perfect for summer BBQ’s….but how well do they keep? If they’re best straight out of the oven, I’m not sure I could find a volunteer to bake while the rest of us enjoy the get-together…any storage ideas? (the marshamallow is my main concern)

    • Mel says:

      Hi Sandra, the marshmallow gets a little soft if they are baked ahead of time and kept in a storage container. I like to bake them, place them in a roomy container and refrigerate and then take out when ready to serve (15-20 minutes before so they aren’t totally chilled).

  5. melissa says:

    Looks so delicious! So inspiring!

  6. I have my eye on that creamy confetti corn and the chocolate cream pudding pie! Great roundup, thanks!

    – MAK

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