Stacy Lyn’s Best Recipes for the 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! July 4 is one of the most meaningful holidays for me. So for the occasion, I’m sharing an updated roundup of 24 recipes for the 4th of July.

This year, Scott and I will be in Alaska for the 4th. I’ll be the celebrity chef for the cooking series package at Talon Lodge and Spa – Alaska’s Luxury Private Island Resort. While we’re both super excited about this adventure, we’ll miss the 4th of July celebrations at home in Alabama.

Did you know that Alaska became a state in 1959? The U.S. purchased the majestic territory in 1867, ensuring American access to the Pacific northern rim. Now, reindeer dogs and Eskimo ice cream are as American as apple pie.

July 4 is always a great time to celebrate with fun and feasting across our beautiful country, wherever you happen to be.

easy 4th of July recipes montage: fried chicken, red-white-and-blue trifle, rice salad, pickles

When we say that something is “as American as apple pie,” we acknowledge that food is at the heart of our American life and celebrations. It definitely is for our family, and I’m sure it is for you too! Right? These 24 recipes for the 4th of July will take your celebration up a notch.

These recipes will have you covered for just about any type of celebration, from a casual cookout or picnic to a sit-down meal. And of course, I’ve included some colorful dessert recipes for the occasion. Apple pie is fantastic, but how about mixing things up with Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake or a cool, creamy, red-white-and-blue Blackberry Trifle?

Blackberry Trifle with Luscious Custard Filling

Whether you are hosting a big July 4 cookout, having a picnic before the fireworks, or just making a family dinner, these recipes will help make your Independence Day special.

I’ve included three different venison and beef burger recipes that are always a hit in our family. The Fried Green Tomatoes are great on burgers, or you can dress them up with crab meat salad.

I have a few 4th of July salad recipes that are so incredible they could be eaten alone. Take for instance this Rice Salad–it’s filling and super portable for travel. Or you may want to go with my granny’s classic Potato Salad with creamy mayo and her secret ingredient, dill pickle.

Cooking out is always a treat. Ribs and hamburgers are the preference this year at our house, especially with potato salad. Last year we had fried chicken, again with potato salad. You could say the potato salad is always a mainstay on our celebration table.

Here’s wishing you all a wonderful and tasty Independence Day!

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