July 4th or the entire period between June – September is the perfect excuse to scoff our faces with countless barbecue items, fried chicken, and french or “freedom” fries, if you will.
I’m a huge sucker for a good old-fashioned themed event — and may be part of a small bracket there — but it’s tricky for most of us to deny a long weekend of good food. July 4th is the one weekend, aside from thanksgiving, during which even the least patriotic scrooges among us give in to the temptation of stars and stripes on kitchen tables across the country. But lets throw in Memorial & Labor day too – one can never have too many long weekends as an excuse to pig out.
Fear not if you’re one of many to have jumped the gun and invited people over without anything to serve them. You won’t stay stuck on your summer menu for very long with these recipes from trusted food bloggers and friends to steer you in the right direction. You’ll blow all your friends and family away.
This article was originally written for Slant – check out the original here. https://www.slantnews.com/story/2015-07-03-8-recipes-to-flavor-bomb-your-4th-of-july
Strawberry Chia Watermelon Smoothie
Get some red for your white and blue with this summery cool down from The Minimalist Baker.
Raw Cavolo Nero Caesar Salad
Not all salads are a side dish from Manu’s Kitchen.
Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Don’t be a chicken. Go wild on your wings with The Endless Meal‘s sweet twist on this classic.
Coffee Cayenne Marinated Steak
Some like it hot. This Beauty & Some Beef recipe is tribute to the beautiful marriage of steak and coffee most people don’t even know about.
Farro & Beet Burgers
What’s Cooking Good Looking? The prettiest burger you’ve ever seen.
Grilled Corn with Miso Butter
Bread and butter? Bon Appétit will make you forget all about it.
Chocolate Pavlova with Cherries and Mulberries
Brooklyn Supper did us all a favor with this one.