July 4th recipes

7 Summer Recipes for the 4th of July Weekend

It’s here! America is turning the big ole’ 239 this weekend and of course it’s time to celebrate. You’re going to celebrate right? Burger’s, hot dogs, corn…you’ve done this a time or two before so, I know that you’ve got those 4th of July recipes down.

July 4th recipes

But pardon me, while I shake things up a little. Sometimes, I just like to get a little fancy in the kitchen. Here are some DLS 4th of July recipes to add some pop and a bit of spark to the Independence Day weekend.

Picnic Potato Salad

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Picnic Potato Salad

There are eggs and bacon in this recipe. Do I really need to say anymore?

Summer-Thyme Blueberry Lemonade

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Summer-Thyme Blueberry Lemonade

The fact that there is thyme in this lemonade, really takes a lot of people by surprise. But it is so good.

Caribbean Coleslaw

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This recipe comes straight from my Caribbean home and I wanted to share it with you.  Have you ever had coleslaw like this?

Strawberry Basil Dessert Topping

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Did you know that strawberries and basil was a “thing”. I mean, a really tasty thing. You ought to skip the store bought dessert topping and try this instead.

Chesapeake Crab and Avocado Deviled Eggs

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These deviled eggs, are just so good. It’s all my favorites mixed into one tasty package. Crab, avocado, egg… I even made it on live TV. You just have to try these deviled eggs.

Watermelon Lime Granita (Ice)

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This watermelon lime is as simple as desserts get. It’s deliciously refreshing as well.

Corn and Tomato Salsa

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If you are looking for something different to do with summer corn, this may by it. This salsa is not bogged down in dressing so all the flavors come through really well. It’s like a summer party in your mouth.

What are you cooking this Independence Day weekend?

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