The 4th of July is one of those great American holidays that just lends itself to family get together such as cookouts, house parties, and picnics. This year when those Independence Day celebrations come around why not add to the fun by making one of these tasty and fun recipes. Your friends and family will love the creativity and you will not doubt be the main attraction of the day, well apart from the fireworks.
Red, White, and Blue Trifle
What is more American than this treat? This amazing dessert is perfect for serve yourself get together and it is so simple to make. A red, white, and blue cake are layered with whipped cream, cream cheese filling, fresh berries and, optionally, can be drizzled with a little light rum as you are building for a more mature option to get the party started.
Firecracker Shrimp Balls
Firecrackers are a part of every 4th of July celebration, but how about some that you could eat. These great appetizers are easy to make and combine America’s favorite seafood with the fun and excitement of the day. Combine them with a little blue cheese dressing and you have the perfect explosion of fun and flavor for your get together.
Classic Southern Peach Cobbler
Nothing is more summer than fresh peach cobbler, and this southern style peach classic is made in the grand old tradition of church picnics and town square social dances. The best part I that it is just as good the next day as it is fresh, if not better, so it’s a great make-ahead option. A little vanilla bean or even French vanilla (the statue of liberty was a gift from France after all) ice cream and fresh whipped cream make for the perfect toppers.
Red White Blue Hurricane
This cocktail looks as great as it tastes. With Herradura Silver, pure agave syrup, and fresh pureed berries mixed with fresh lime juice, it is bright and fresh and looks tuning when completed. Topped with a garnish of fresh sliced strawberries, whole blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream it is a fruity and fun way to let freedom ring.
Grilled Pineapple Slices with Lime Dip
For the fresh and pure taste of summer, why not grill up some fresh sliced pineapple and serve on picks to make dipping into this bright and flavorful lime dip easier. The sweetness of the pineapple is amplified when it gets caramelized on the grill, and the lime dip matches up perfectly for a healthy combination that offsets some of those unhealthy choices you made earlier in the day. Works as a light dessert or an appetizer.
These five fun 4th of July recipes are a great way to add to the excitement of your Independence Day get together. They are sure to become new traditions and favorites for 4th celebrations with your family and friends for many years to come. Be careful, however, you may just find that you begin to outshine the fireworks!
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