We’re just hours away from kicking off our great nation’s 239th birthday celebration. And, according to CNBC, it’s projected that Americans will spend 6.6 billion dollars on the Fourth of July. You know, because nothing screams patriotism like emptying your wallet at the checkout counter. 🙂
Of course, after dropping a huge wad of dough at the grocery store, we turn to the Internet to find ways to cook all those supplies we just purchased. So, today, I thought I would share a few recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers!
While I love to cook, I’m still trying to perfect my food photography skills. You have no idea how many times I concoct a gorgeous bowl of yumminess only to have the picture turn out looking like I filled a container with compost. So, while I improve my photography, I will defer to these amazing ladies who are not only master chefs but also have magazine-quality pictures.
You really can’t go wrong with ribs; but Mary of Goodie Godmother takes them to a whole new level with her Garam Masala/Kansas City-inspired BBQ sauce. If you’re lazy (like me!), both Wegmans and Costco offer pre-dry rubbed ribs in their meat department. But, instead of sticking them in the oven or slow cooker, try them out on the grill with her phenomenal sauce!
I’m a huge fan of sliders – somehow, I feel a whole lot less guilty when I’m eating them. It’s like mini-muffins; even if you eat a dozen, the calories are obviously much less than eating a normal sized one! And, these beef sliders, filled with both spinach and cheese, are mouth-watering and healthy. 🙂
Because who doesn’t have a vegetarian at their BBQ, right!? In our case, we have a vegan family who is joining us, so I’ve been scouring the internet for cooking inspiration. I love this simple yet beautiful dish, especially since all the ingredients are in bountiful supply right now.
I adore the Pioneer Woman – although, honestly, who doesn’t have a fan girl crush on her?! She has a fabulous recipe for Fruit Pizza (spoiler alert: it combines marshmallow creme, cream cheese, and orange zest – the three ingredients of heaven). I’m planning to use her recipe and incorporate a patriotic theme, using blueberries and strawberries to make a flag.
I love this incredibly easy Popsicle recipe, and judging by all the views, many of my readers did too! Since we have children coming over for our BBQ, I thought I’d break out these Popsicles to tide them over until dinner is served.
I hope you have a delicious Fourth of July, nomming on an incredible spread of BBQ and desserts!