Fourth Of July Recipes


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

Best Fried Chicken Recipe


Super Summer Burgers

Credit: Becky Luigart Stayner

Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa
(Shown With Roasted Red, White, and Blue Potatoes)


Grilled Veggie Platter Recipe


Best Barbecue Ribs Recipe


Strawberry-Lemonade Drink


Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Berry Tart with Blackberry Sage Creme Anglaise 


Cran-Banana Blueberry Popsicles


Photo Credit: Julia Sudnitskaya/shutterstock

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles


Photo Credit: S. Perreault

Red, White, and Blue Sundae


Photo Credit: S. Perreault

More Fourth of July Main Dish Choices

BBQ Pulled Pork 

Grilled Pork Kabobs

Grilled Striped Bass With Grilled Corn and Watermelon Relish

More Fourth of July Side Dishes

Latin-Style Grilled Corn

Roasted Potato Salad

Apple-Zucchini Slaw

Sweet and Sour Slaw

More Fourth of July Desserts

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake

Star-Spangled Berry Pie

Blueberry-Lemon-Sour Cream Ice Cream

Cherry Limeade Ice-Cream Pie

More Summer Drinks

Find our collection of refreshing, cool drinks and punch to quench your thirst on a hot July day!  See Summer Drinks Recipe page.

Picnic Recipes

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 … “

Take a moment to read a brief history of Independence Day.

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Help! My Zuchinni, straight neck,and crook neck squash, are only growing 3 inchs long, and shriveling up. What is wrong?

When your squash grows 3

When your squash grows 3 inches long, then shrivels up and dies, then you have a pollination problem. (Or, the pollinators are getting killed by insecticides.) Squash plants bear both male and female flowers. To have fruit set, pollen from the male flower must be physically transferred to the female flower by bees. Do you have a lot of pollinating bees in your garden? If not, you can manually pollinate the flowers yourself--help them along with some Q-tips!

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With Good To All Concerned.