Happy Birthday, America!
Independence Day is one week away in the United States. What are you bringing to the party or picnic?
Here are a few of our favorite treats and sweets for the Fourth of July, listed alphabetically. Click the links for full instructions.
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On Independence Day, Bandstand Brownies are sure to beat the band at your all-American celebration. This simple recipe will make a plateful of tasty brownies, but they sure won’t last.
Here's a Fourth of July treat that is sure to please patriotic people of all ages. Although waffles are most often served for breakfast or brunch, they also make a delicious dessert. Flag-Waving Waffles are a simpler version of the popular all-American funnel cake, served at county fairs and Fourth of July festivals.
On the Fourth of July, you can celebrate the birthday of the home of the brave with all-American delicious barbecued chicken. Cooked on the grill, this Fourth of July recipe is a perennial favorite for the Fourth of July.
During the American Revolutionary war, the colonists formed a home-grown militia. Farmers and tradesmen would drop their tasks, take up arms and head for the battlefield immediately to fight for freedom. They quickly became known as the Minutemen.
Meatballs are minute, but delicious, making them popular all-American fare for the Fourth of July.
This quick and easy Fourth of July recipe (essentially a trail mix) makes an ideal all-American appetizer, snack or finger food for kids of all ages at a Fourth of July barbecue, picnic or potluck.
True old-school patriots may decide to whip up sweet sugar cookies from scratch for the Fourth of July. For busier folks, a simpler solution is offered. (Try not to tell anyone how easy these all-American Parade Cookies are to make.)
No quick and easy Fourth of July recipe could be simpler than popcorn, but what a surefire all-American crowd pleaser it is. Pop up a big batch of fresh kernels, in your popcorn popper or even the microwave, add your favorite festive toppings, and you will be ready for your Fourth of July barbecue, picnic or potluck.
Patriotic Potato Salad
No Independence Day party is complete without a delicious all-American potato salad, using this Fourth of July recipe. Of course, you could buy a basic potato salad in any delicatessen. Still, would you rather offer something a little zippier like this tangy all-American dish?
Even the most patriotic party attendees get thirsty on a hot summer day, particularly after playing Fourth of July party games, sports or even just sitting in the sun at an Independence Day parade. Try this quick and easy Fourth of July recipe, a guaranteed all-American favorite.
Sparklers and Spaghetti
Although spaghetti may have originated in Italy, it seems to have become a universal favorite among Americans of all ethnic backgrounds. This quick and easy Fourth of July recipe, Sparklers and Spaghetti, is simple and savory for an all-American Independence Day gathering.
Sandwiches may be the universal favorite all-American summer fare for outdoor events, particularly on the Fourth of July. Use your own quick and easy recipe, of follow these guidelines for super Star-Spangled Sandwiches on Independence Day.
The ultimate recruiter, Uncle Sam points your way to culinary success with this yummy cake, an ideal Fourth of July dessert and treat. Enlist the troops in your own home to help you create this Independence Day treat.
Uncle Sam's Super Salad
This hearty Fourth of July salad is practically a Constitutional requirement for an Independence Day celebration. At least, it ought to be. Toss in additional fresh vegetables, if you wish, for color and flavor.