I cannot believe it is almost the 4th of July - this summer has absolutely flown by so far. I used to feel like the 4th marked the middle of the summer, I am not sure why but as I get older it seems to be more of the start of the summer. I am guessing a lot of you are either hosting a BBQ or attending one so I wanted to give you a few ideas of patriotic dishes you can make. I haven't personally made any of these but they all look very tempting.
First let's start with some appetizers:
These look very easy and make 4 - 5 dozen at a time!
Buffalo Chicken Bites
These look phenomenal and they are baked! At most parties the buffalo chicken dip is a hit - these are new twist to that. You can prepare them ahead and then pop them in the oven when you get to the party.
When you see the ingredients you are going to think - what that looks like an odd combination but with so few ingredients and easy instructions I think you need to give it a try...at least once!
If you are planning on making a dip here is a way to really celebrate the 4th of July - you can use this technique with most dips.
Now on to dessert...I am thinking something patriotic.
Cupcakes in a Jar
The best part of this recipe is that you can use either frosting and cake from scratch or from a can and box...you decide how hard or easy it is!
Red, White, and Blue Philly Cheese Pound Cake
Again these are fairly simple and will be refreshing on a hot evening.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
I cannot think of anything more simple than these. Honestly who doesn't love chocolate dipped strawberries!
And finally for some beverages...all of these have minimal ingredients
Watermelon, Blueberry Coolers
I hope these recipes have inspired you all to get out there and celebrate with good food and drink.
Until next time...Stay Creative!!