You don't need an excuse for casual summer get-togethers, but the festive aura of the Fourth of July practically demands a celebration. Whether you're hosting a BBQ at one of ourSprings grilling stations or heading out to a friend's home, these recipes will create fireworks at any gathering.
Potato chips, peanuts and other crunchy snacks are a staple of Fourth of July entertaining. Barbecue roasted chickpeas are a nice change if you're cutting back on carbs or you just want to try something new. Don't be surprised if you end up with a new favorite snack!
Buffalo sauce isn't just for chicken wings. In this dish, cocktail-size hot dogs or smoked sausages get the Buffalo treatment, complete with blue cheese. Serve in slider buns and top with crushed blue corn chips.
These baked beans have an amazing depth of flavor, but they couldn't be easier to make. Add bacon, brown sugar and cola to canned baked beans and put them in an oven or slow cooker. The recipe can remain your secret.
Add some global flair to your Fourth of July celebration with this Italian favorite dressed up in all-American colors. It looks like it came from a pastry chef, but there's no baking involved. Just assemble the ingredients and refrigerate overnight.
Toast the holiday with these beautiful layered Margaritas that are almost too pretty to drink. Simply add frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries and coconut milk to a basic frozen Margarita mixture to create the colors. If you prefer, use traditional lime for the "white" layer.
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