I’ll admit that I’m not particularly patriotic. The 4th of July means BBQ and fireworks to me, and that’s reason enough to celebrate. It also happens to be my little cousin Christopher’s birthday and he turns 18 this year. Happy Birthday Chris!

Hope you all have great celebrations planned and if you don’t, it’s not too late. Check out these recipes and throw one together!

Happy 4th

Burger

If you’re having a 4th of July party, you’re having burgers right? Well, through the years, we’ve made some very tasty burgers. The Juicy Lucy, our Banh Mi Burger, and The Breakfast Burger have been featured on A Hamburger Today (Serious Eats) and Jucy Lucy Restaurants. We’ve even got a burger bun recipe for you, and a Turkey Burger recipe if you’re trying to keep things a little lighter this year. So, I’m totally cheating on the “4 recipes” and calling these seven recipes, one. Don’t say I didn’t give you choices.

Curry Beef Skewers

Curry Beef Skewers

After burgers and dogs, the next thing you expect at a 4th of July shindig is meat on a stick, right? Well, here’s my favorite meat on a stick: Curry Beef Skewers. The flank steak is marinated and can be made that day (good for procrastinators). Then, you can have friends help with the skewering while you’re getting the other dishes out on the table.

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Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce may not seem like traditional July 4th fare to you. Yet this dish is a staple at every BBQ that has ever occurred at my mom’s house and no one would let it be otherwise. I am 100% certain it will be at this year’s BBQ and it should be at yours. Trust me. It’s the perfect, refreshing side dish next to all the heavy, grilled food. Plus, it’ll satisfy your vegetarian guests as well.

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Red, White, and Blue Pie

What’s a celebration without dessert? This Red, White, and Blue Pie is the obvious one for this holiday. Colors aside, it’s actually one of my favorite summer desserts because I love, love, love berries; plus, there’s a light creaminess to it that adds just the right touch of sinfulness to make it party-worthy.

I hope you’ll use one of these recipes for your 4th of July and if you do, please let me know!

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