Celebrate Independence Day! Here are 10 classic Fourth of July recipes—including our best fried chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, drinks, and festive desserts!
Fourth of July Recipes
Our Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa will be a huge hit for any festive occasion, especially a patriot one!
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More Fourth of July Ideas!
Find our collection of refreshing, cool drinks and punch to quench your thirst on a hot July day! See Summer Drinks Recipe page.
Planning to take a picnic to a Fourth of July concert and fireworks on the lawn? From refreshing drinks to finger food to salads, we’ve got you covered. See our list of cold picnic food recipes.
History of Independence Day
In the United States, July 4 marks the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
Writing in July 1776 from Philadelphia, John Adams related to his wife, Abigail: “Yesterday the greatest Question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater, perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men. A Resolution was passed without one dissenting Colony … “