Southern Favorites for the Fourth of July

July 01, 2019

At the heart of every Fourth of July celebration are fireworks and good food. This year make your holiday that much more memorable with some southern recipes that show your pride in the stars and stripes.

Firecracker Appetizers

A spread of appetizers for folks to gather around is a great way to get a party started. A platter of veggies and dip is always a hit! Use a festive tray to jazz it up or fun food picks. 

Buffalo Chicken Pull Apart Bread
This is a major crowd pleaser. Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing to take it over the top!

Black Bean Corn Salsa
Chips and dip are a staple on any southern table spread. This one will not disappoint. You could use this recipe as a base and build out from there - add in avocado, diced pears, or black eyed peas. 

 

On The Grill

When hosting a barbeque, it’s less about what you cook and more about the sauce you use to cook it. Barbeque sauce is the very heart of cooking on the grill whether you are making ribs, hamburgers, steak or chicken. This year combine an American favorite with some staple kitchen items to make your barbeque sauce and marinate unique.

Classic Grilled Corn 
A staple at any bar b due grilled corn can easily be served plain or dressed up. Once you perfect grilling corn the options are endless. Don't forget to provide your guests with corn holders!

Steak and Potato Kabobs
Kabobs are great for serving a crowd. Feel free to mix in different colored peppers for a festive look and taste. 

 

The Perfect Red, White and Blue Party Desserts

Just like the finale to a fireworks show you want to wow your guests with a great dessert. Whether serving a classic or keeping it simple guests will leave your house full and happy!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Whether served alone or with your favorite vanilla bean ice cream this cake is a summer favorite. 

Peach Cobbler
Fourth of July staple! This classic dessert is staple on any summer table. Be sure to make s second batch to enjoy after the guests leave :)

 

Whether you are celebrating by the lake or hanging on your back porch you can really take your holiday up a notch with these wonderful southern party staples. Happy 4th of July and happy eating!

 

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