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July 4th for Foodies


There are so many things I LOVE about summer. One of them is grilling out and gathering. Last year was a dud for all of that, so this year, I thought I'd go all out and help y'all out. I've been collecting recipes for all things Independence Day! Y'all ready for this?!


If your family is anything like mine, we live on the lake and by the water every chance we get. And there is ALWAYS food! ALWAYS! Whether it's breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner or desserts, there is always food around. Here are a few I'd love to see on the spread!


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Finger Foods

Let's get to eating! Here's some fun finger foods for any time of day!

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Festive Charcuterie Board

No cooking required!!! Yippee!!! See the recipe.











Firecracker Dogs

Who doesn't love this version of "Pigs in a Blanket". Kids will love this one! See the recipe.











4th Style Salsa

Salsa is a celebration staple, so we thought we'd add a little festive salsa recipe to the mix here! This one looks sweet and savory! See the recipe.









Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs

A southern staple, these deviled eggs will cause the kids to lose their minds, in the best way! See the recipe.




 

For Grilling


50 Stars BBQ Chicken

No y'all know we need to be throwing down on the grill on the 4th, so let's dig into some chicken! See the recipe.

















Sausage + Shrimp on the Grill

Jam packed with flavor and super easy to grill up in a jiffy! See the recipe.


















Grilled Lime + Pepper Corn

Who doesn't love a little zest in the summer? Here's a spicy take on an American classic. See the recipe.










Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

Described as "Oh-so-perfectly crispy, charred + smoky with the easiest marinade." See the recipe.


















 

Sweet Eating

Lemon Blueberry Bars

Y'all know I'm a lemon fanatic, so I couldn't resist sharing these! See the recipe.


















Patriotic Pretzels

How adorable are these little festive dipped pretzels. See the recipe.














All American Rice Krispy Treats

I just can't get over these adorable striped treats! See the recipe.










Brownie Bites

I love this take on brownies adding in a little festive color! See the recipe.









Patriotic Party Mix

This red, white, and blue party mix is just what you need to decorate a table and savor the sweetness! See the recipe.










4th of July Kabobs

Who doesn't love a little fish fruit and donut holes?! What what?! See the recipe.










 

For Drinking

Triple Berry Smoothie

Now for something to cool ya down!



















Layered Hawaiian Drink

Love a taste of Hawaii?! This Pina Colada Polar Punch mashup is perfect for you! See the recipe.


















Kid-Friendly Patriotic Drink

How adorable is this Twizzler jar drink? You can mix it up and use so many different drinks to suit the tastes of the kiddos. See the recipe.


















Red, White, and Blue Daiquiri

For those of you who enjoy cocktails, here's a great one to try! See the recipe.


















 

Baking and cooking has long been a love of mine. There is something about sharing food I've created with my hands for those I love. It's a long language for me to get to host, feed, and partake with my friends and family. So, I hope you enjoy the recipes on our blog for your own family.




Happy Feasting,


Lauren


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