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Summer Menu Round-Up #4 – 4th of July Edition

All the recipes you need, from appetizers to dessert, to plan the perfect 4th of July celebration, in one convenient spot.
Summer Menu Round Up - 4th of July Celebration

Since our kids were young, we’ve always spent the 4th of July at our cabin up in Northern Minnesota.  We’re never quite sure who’s going to be there, but it’s always a good time and I always look forward to it.  Some years it’s a large group of people and other years it’s been a more intimate gathering.  We’ve had family come in from out of state and the kids often invite friends to join us.  Basically, all are welcome!

No matter the size of the group, we always have fun.  There’s plenty of time spent on the lake doing water sports and then relaxing on the beach. At the end of the day, there’s always a big meal eaten on the deck.

I’m always looking for new recipe ideas to keep things fresh for our celebration and so I’m really excited about this round-up.  This is a collection of  50 recipes contributed by a great group of my fellow bloggers as well as a few from mwah.  The collection covers the whole meal from appetizers to desserts and of course a collection of refreshing beverages.

So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy browsing through all these great recipes.  Whether you’re hosting a celebration yourself or you’re contributing a dish or two to share at a celebration you’ve been invited to, you’re sure to find everything you need in this collection!

Summer Menu Round Up - 4th of July Celebration

Blueberry Bleu Salsa – Dixie Chick Cooks

Cherry Bacon Blueberry Kebabs – Cooking on the Weekends

Grilled Corn and Jalapeno Salsa

No Shame Layer Dip – Healthy Slow Cooking

Spicy Grilled Watermelon with Creme Fraiche – Floating Kitchen

The Best Guacamole

Grilled Sweet Corn Salsa – Neighbor Food

Summer Menu Round Up - 4th of July Celebration

Low Country Boil – All Things Food – Cooking with Mary and Friends

Spicy Grilled Lamb Chops – Ally’s Kitchen

Flippin Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad – Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Italian Style Juicy Lucy

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Italian Sausages – Kiss My Smoke

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches – Wine and Glue

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Au Jus

Harissa Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Skewers with Mango – The Roasted Root

Easy Beef Kabobs – Moore or Less Cooking Blog

Grilled Shrimp with Garlicky Parmesan Orzo

Aloha Sliders – Dixie Chik Cooks

Summer Menu Round Up - 4th of July Celebration

Broccoli Salad – Served Up with Love

Summer Corn Salad – Everyday Mom’s Meals

My Go-To Grill Potatoes

Loaded Pasta Salad – The Midnight Baker

Barbecued Bean Salad – The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Red, White and Blue Salad – Full Belly Sisters

Roasted Asparagus with Mozzarella – Give Recipe

Smoky Three Bean Bake

Quick and Easy Cucumber Salad – Tried and Tasty

Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad – Peas and Crayons

Amish Potato Salad – Chocolate Moosey

Easy Potato Wedges – Wine and Glue

Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad – Julie’s eats and Treats

Eastern European Red Potato Dill Yogurt Salad – Ally’s Kitchen

Summer Menu Round Up - 4th of July Celebration

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies – Wonky Wonderful

Muddy Buddy Bars

Red White and Blue Fruit and Brownie Skewers – Cupcake Diaries

Strawberry Cream Pie with Pomegranate Glaze

Wild Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwich – The Lean Green Bean

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – Dessert Now Dinner Later

Lemon Cream Berry Pie – Inside BrewCrew Life

Summer Menu Round Up - 4th of July Celebration

Patriotic Passion Cocktail – Vegan in the Freezer

The Perfect Strawberry Margarita (Cocktail or Mocktail

Organic Strawberry Limeade

Watermelon Poptini – Snappy Gourmet

Red White and Blue Shooters – Growing Up Gabel

Refreshing Blueberry Lime Iced Tea – The Kitchen is My Playground

Raspberry Ginger Bellini – The Lemon Bowl


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Melissa @ Served Up With Love

Thursday 25th of June 2015

What a great must have list. Thanks for including my Broccoli Salad.

Nettie Moore

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

Wow! This is an amazing round up for 4th of July! Major drooling happening here! Thank you for including my beef kabobs! Nettie

Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

Oh man, you are making me hungry ... AND thirsty! What a fabulous collection. Thanks for including my BBQ chicken salad. :)


Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

Thanks, Ann! You always have the best salads and this BBQ chicken salad is no exception! Thanks for contributing!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

Monday 22nd of June 2015

thanks so much for including me!!! What a great collection!


Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

Thanks Lindsay! Thanks for contributing your ice cream sandwich, it looks so delicious!

Jenn Peas and Crayons

Monday 22nd of June 2015

Love this summery 4th of July spread! Thanks so much for including my potato salad Lisa! Hope your week is off to a great start! xo


Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

Thanks, Jenn! Your potato salad sounds absolutely incredible! Thanks for the contribution!