Blue Ribbon Fourth of July Recipes

Fourth of July!

Enjoy these fun and festive recipes perfect for your Fourth of July cookouts!


Deli Mac Salad

By Helene Mulvihill
This is a family recipe from my husband's family. They owned a deli in NJ many...

All-American Chocolate Chip Cookies

By ANN MORELL
I've been meaning to post these! My 4th of July fave.

Norma's Hot Dog & Hamburger Relish

By Norma DeRemer
I started making this back when I first got married. Times were hard and money was...

Cream Cheese Tarts

By montra crabtree
these are so easy and they look and taste like you worked hard!

Pulled Pork & Crispy Onion Ciabatta Sandwiches

By Robynne Glenn
Slow cooked BBQ pulled pork on a lightly toasted ciabatta roll with crispy onions will be...

Fourth Of July Cheesecake

By Faye Patterson
I make this EVERY year on the Fourth of July. My family looks forward to it...

American Angel Food Parfait

By Christi Capps
This is the perfect dessert for that Labor Day or July 4th picnic! It's also a...

Grilled Sesame Flank Steak

By Scott Anderson
Flank steak is a delicious cut of beef and is often stuffed or rolled, yet I’m...

Hot Dog Onions

By Lillian Russo
I tried many different hot dog onion recipes. I mixed and matched them until I got...

Sherry's Old Fashioned Homemade Banana Pudding

By Sherry Wilkins
If you don't care for the taste of boxed banana pudding then this recipe is for...

Spicy Apple Baked Beans

By Cindy Ferguson
One of my three teenage sons loves all things apple. He's not a big bean fan...

The BEST Glazed Fruit Salad!

By Megan Haskins
I found this recipe in a 1950s reminisce magazine. I tweaked it by adding orange marmalade,...

Simple Ranch Potato Salad

By sherry monfils
A simple to make ranch flavored salad for when you want to make potato salad without...

Steak Kabobs

By Aurora McBee
This is a summer favorite of mine. I also frequently make these while we're camping.

You Saucey Little Dog Sauce (hot dog sauce)

By Dee Tourville
This is a spicy sauce I created...not for the little ones or faint of heart.

Strawberry Shortcake Red, White & Blue Bites

By Catherine Thompson Floyd
Just a bite of deliciousness! Strawberry, cake, whipped cream and a blueberry topping to pop...

Colorful Party Pasta Salad

By Megan Todd
This recipe is a family favorite that is requested for EVERY bonfire, birthday party, holiday get...

Big Blue Burgers

By Jamallah Bergman
I love blue cheese to death and for them to put it on a burger is...

Coney Island Sauce

By Kyra Brier
This is a topping for hot dogs and burgers. This message as made by my grandma....

Southern Style Potato Salad

By Kristin D
I love a decent potato salad, especially during the summertime when all those BBQ's happen. I...

Wiggins Hot Dog Chili

By Dave T.
This is my version of the famous Wiggins Drive Inn hot dog chili, from Huntington WV....

Super Easy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

By Kathy D
This makes for a quick and flavorful meal. Just marinate the chicken earlier in the day...

Thank God For Berries Cake!

By Barbara Heckenlively
This started out as a blueberry upside down cake. But then I added a filling...

Roasted Strawberry Tart

By cassie thornburg
Lee and I went to the Farmer's Market last weekend and bought a bunch of fresh...
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