Get Inspired With These 4th of July Recipes

Whether you’re throwing a small or big shindig, your 4th of July menu should be totally topnotch. Just like with any party, you can go a number of routes: a simple BBQ, a buffet or a spread that would make Martha Stewart swoon. However you decide to do your Independence Day party, these recipes should be more than satisfactory.

Summer pudding is a British dessert.Summer Pudding

This classic English cake may not be as traditional as most British food, but that surely doesn’t detract from how delicious it is. Classic white bread and fresh berries make for a light, refreshing and beautiful dessert.

This s'mores pie tastes like it's fresh off the campfire.The Ultimate S’mores Pie

A dessert not for the faint of heart. One bite of this s’mores pie and you’ll be back chasing fireflies and roasting hot dogs around a campfire.

This gluten-free and vegan chocolate pudding is not only healthy but great for playing it safe.Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Pudding

With so many people with dietary restrictions now, it doesn’t hurt to cook as safely as possible. This vegan and gluten-free chocolate pudding is the perfect dessert to please everyone!

Softshell crab is a great option for a 4th of july gathering.Soft-Shelled Crab

A great alternative to a classic seafood boil, soft-shelled crab is perfect for a summer party. Batter and fry up a big batch and serve with a variety of homemade sauces.

This frozen cake is the perfect way to cool off.Frozen Berry Chantilly Cake

The weather reports are in and it looks like this 4th of July is going to be a scorcher. No better way to cool off than with this gorgeous frozen dessert full of fresh berries.

Salsas are a great snack food to have on hand.Assorted Summer Salsas

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of in summer, it’s salsa. Whether it’s a good fruit salsa using mangoes, peaches or watermelon or a spicy one full of fresh peppers, homemade salsas are budget-friendly, easy to make and a forever fan favorite.

Salsas are a great snack food to have on hand.Go Grill Crazy

No need to stop at the burgers and hot dogs. Go grill crazy with grilled fruits and vegetables to accompany your meal. We especially love sides of grilled peppers, zucchini, eggplant and grilled peaches served with pecans and ice cream for dessert.

These wines are the perfect addition to your summer shindig.Wine Pairings

Maybe you have the food all worked out but you aren’t sure about your spirits. You can never go wrong with these summer wines!

Barbecue pulled pork is the perfect 4th of July main dish.Pulled Pork

Get your main course out of the way with a big batch of pulled pork. Serve with pretzel buns, a homemade slaw and your favorite barbecue sauce.

The ultimate summer bbq dish, ribs are always a hit.Ribs

If you want to pull out all the stops, there’s no better way to do it than with ribs. It’s completely worth the early wakeup call and extra bit of hassle. Just remember to make extra so you can enjoy the leftovers!

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