Pay tribute to the red, white, and blue with All-American dishes you can mix and match for your Independence Day cookout.
Chicago Char Dog with Fresh Cucumber RelishClassic Chicago dogs are served in poppy seed buns. If you can't find them, lightly brush buns with egg white and sprinkle with poppy seeds; toast in the oven at 350° for 2 to 3 minutes.
Raspberry LemonadePour a tall glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade infused with sweet raspberries. Garnish the rim with red, white, and blue sugar for a patriotic finish. To make colored sugar, mix one drop of food coloring with 1/2 cup of sugar in a zip-top bag and shake.
Recipe: Raspberry Lemonade
Crispy Potato ChipsSlice the potatoes as thin as possible to get that great crispy crunch.
Frogmore StewA Low Country summer entertaining classic, Frogmore stew combines sausage, shrimp, red potatoes, corn, and seasonings, yielding a feast that's perfect for a crowd.
Recipe: Frogmore Stew
Red, White, and Blue PopsKeep the layers distinct by fully freezing each one before adding the next.
Root Beer Baked BeansSweet, smoky, and savory, this delicious baked bean dish is sure to be a hit for Independence Day. Root beer adds a fun twist, making this dish one of a kind.
Recipe: Root Beer Baked Beans
America the Beautiful BurgersThese great and classic burgers are perfect for your next cookout.
Grilled and Dilled Corn on the CobThis creamy, savory topping perfectly compliments sweet corn on the cob.
Big Top Watermelon SaladNothing says summer like juicy watermelon. For a unique take on this Fourth of July staple, cube watermelon and toss with feta, onions, pine nuts, and fresh herbs.
Recipe: Big Top Watermelon Salad
Grilled Salt-and-Pepper Chicken WingsBroiler option: Broil on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan 8 inches from heat 20 minutes or until done, turning halfway through.
Grilled Chicken With White Barbecue SaucePut a spin on barbecue chicken with spicy white sauce, a combination of mayonnaise and vinegar. The sauce is finger-licking good and ready in only 10 minutes.
Sweet-Hot Baby Back RibsGet out the paper towels for this backyard favorite. Combining Asian flavors–sweet chili and ginger with spicy red pepper flakes–creates the Sweet-Hot 'Cue Sauce. Take a bite of these ribs, and you'll whisper "wow" in total respect for the amazing taste.
Recipe: Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs
Red, White, and Blue CupcakesThis is a real dandy. It would be a great addition to your July 4th celebration spread. The amusing effect of the swirled frosting can be duplicated using any colors for any occasion. It makes a fun Christmas cupcake using red and green or a pretty spring cupcake using pink and green.
Sweet Tea LemonadeThis summer refresher combines the best of both worlds: sweet iced tea and tart lemonade.
Peach-Cinnamon Ice CreamThe iconic summer treat, a big scoop of cool ice cream filled with peaches and spiced with cinnamon. Garnish with fresh peaches and enjoy the perfect ending to any Fourth of July festivity.
Recipe: Peach-Cinnamon Ice Cream
Jell-O StarsThese fun Jell-O shapes are a hit with the kids, and great for celebrating the Fourth of July.
Sweet Heat Hot DogsTake hot dog toppings beyond traditional sauerkraut and mustard by dressing with sweet-hot pickles, shredded red cabbage and a creamy topping made of mayo, whole grain mustard, and hot chili sauce.