If you’re anything like me (which I’d like to think you might be since you are reading my inner-most personal thoughts after all), you are looking forward to 4th of July weekend and drooling over all the yummy food you will be eating! 4th of July is seriously bigger to my family than Christmas is – we are from the Fireworks Capital of the America after all. New Castle, PA: home to both Pyrotecnico and Zambelli fireworks. I don’t suggest visiting except for one day of the year: the Fireworks Festival, which occurs the weekend AFTER the 4th of July where Pyrotecnico and Zambelli battle back and forth each year to outdo each other with some of the best fireworks in the country. I digress. And seriously, don’t go to New Castle.
I thought I would share some of my favorite summer holiday/picnic recipes in one quick post:
This recipe has been EXTREMELY popular on Pinterest, is probably one of my most popular posts – and for good reason! It is seriously delicious, sweet, and summerific. You can make it the day before your picnic, double or triple it very easily to take to multiple picnics, and it’s all-ages friendly.
I mean, what is better than delicious, healthy, fresh burgers on a hot summer day? Skip the pre-made mystery beef burgers and get something healthy on that grill!
This chilled salad would be amazing to make the day before and take to a picnic – the best part is, people won’t even realize it’s healthy!
Another great, easy recipe for the grill! HOOBOY would these Maple Lime Chicken Skewers be great with an ice cold beer and some music blasting your favorite tunes.
5. Apple Pie
Because what’s more American than apple pie? PS – my little brother made this recipe, that’s how easy it is.
What is your favorite recipe for 4th of July?
Are you going to see fireworks?