4th of July Recipes

Well I am 12 weeks along in the pregnancy and although nausea is improving, I still have little motivation to be in the kitchen cooking up a storm. For those of who know me well, this is very unlike me. It’s upsetting because I really want to eat good, healthy, homemade food, but I just can’t prepare it right now. We’ve been having one too many cereal and smoothie nights around here. Who wants to come cook for me until I am back to normal?!!

If I were hosting a party or get together for the 4th of July these are a few recipes I’d love to try… all from Cooking Light (including the photos). Their recipes never fail to disappoint!


Beer-Can Chicken with Cola Barbecue Sauce

I have never made beer-can chicken myself but have eaten it several times and it’s always so moist and delicious.


Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

This looks delicious. I love a mayo-less potato salad especially in the summer where it’s hot and there is a higher risk of food spoilage.



Grilled Corn with Roasted Jalapeno Butter

You can’t beat corn on the cob in the summer when it’s fresh from the market. Try it with a flavored butter to jazz it up.



Lattice-Topped Blackberry Cobbler

I love a fruit dessert at a summer BBQ. These are always great for parties because you can make them ahead of time and either bake while the party is underway or just reheat last minute.



Watermelon Margaritas

I don’t drink many mixed drinks but margaritas I do. Since I am from Texas, I usually stick to the basic lime ones so I can’t say I’ve ever had  a watermelon margarita. I think it’s fun to make one special drink when you are hosting a party in addition to beer/wine. This looks pretty tasty!



So there you have it, a complete meal for the 4th of July Holiday. I’d probably just add a green salad for extra veggies because it’s that would be an easy no-recipe dish and it’s nice to offer more than one vegetable choices. Plus I love salad!

Question: Have you had a summer BBQ yet? Do you have plans for the 4th of July?

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  1. Chris C says:

    These look amazing! I want to try the Jalapeno butter on the corn! I love making the beer can soda and loved that your photo had a PBR in it!
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  2. I’ve actually made the grilled corn with jalapeno butter – yum!!! And the watermelon margaritas are calling my name. I’ve been living off the fruit so why not pour alcohol over it? ;)

    Hope you are feeling better soon! I didn’t get my cooking itch back till 2nd trimester.
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  3. that blackberry cobbler YUM!!
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  4. Delicious. I’ve always wanted to try a beer-can chicken!
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  5. No BBQ yet, it’s been far too cold! That being said, it is starting to warm up…finally!
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  6. That blackberry cobbler looks incredible! And those watermelon margs – yummm.
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  7. I admit it..I love potato salad! With or without mayo (the vegan version for me). This one sounds really good! And watermelon margaritas? Oh my!
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  8. Mmm, great combo. It all looks so good! Hope you’re feeling better and up to cooking soon!
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