The only 4th of July Menu you'll need!

With pitcher cocktails, sheet pan s'mores & more!

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Molly AdamsStamford, CT
NYC cook making the most out of a tiny kitchen! Senior Editor, feedfeed.
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July 4th Menu

Celebrate the Bounty of Summer
 

July 4th Weekend is here and whether you're a host or a guest for your 4th of July celebrations, there's plenty of delicious food to be had on this quintessential summer holiday. A day in the sun and a night full of fireworks aren't the only things you'll have to look forward to this year with appetizers, mains, sides, cocktails, and desserts as delicious as these! 

If you make any of these dishes, snap a photo and tag us #feedfeed @thefeedfeed on Instagram for a chance to be featured. Happy cooking!

 
Cocktails
Red White and Blue Sangria by @join_jules

We LOVE a pitcher cocktail, especially one that you can make ahead, and actually improves over time! This refreshing ‘porch pounder’ contains fresh seasonal berries, brandy, fresh mint and your favorite bottle of white wine.  


 
Watermelon Agua Fresca Keg by @thefeedfeed    

It wouldn’t be the 4th without a watermelon keg, right?  If you don’t have a watermelon tap feel free to serve this punch bowl style instead, or simply in a pitcher.
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Apps and Snacks

American Flag Cheese Board by @thebakermama 

Add a little Americana to your appetizer spread with this adorable American Flag cheeseboard.  Let the little ones help with the assembly!

 

Filet Mignon and Heirloom Tomato Crostini by @jakecohen

Want to stretch a more expensive cut of meat? Serve it as an appetizer instead of a main course. This crostini is the perfect bite of summer; crusty bread, juicy heirloom tomatoes and perfectly grilled steak.  

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Sides

Soft Boiled Egg Potato Salad by @mollyjeanadams

Potato Salad is MUST HAVE on the 4th. This version includes perfectly cooked jammy eggs and a vinaigrette based dressing. To maximize flavor, toss the warm potatoes with the vinaigrette so it absorbs as much dressing as possible.

Pasta Salad with Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mozzarella by @howsweeteats  

If you have 10 minutes, you can assemble this salad!  This is the perfect make ahead option for summer entertaining; just toss your greens of choice in right before serving.

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Main Course

Brown Butter Lobster Rolls by @mollyjeanadams

CT or Maine style?  We're CT style all the way (served with warm butter!) but also would never turn down a lobster roll of any variety.  These lobster rolls up the flavor ante by tossing the lobster with warm brown butter which adds a pleasant nuttiness to the sweet lobster.

Honey Harissa Grilled Shrimp by @lisathompson

The sweet and spicy harissa sauce that coats these succulent grilled shrimp is SO good and super universal. Use it to coat your favorite grilled seafood this summer! Pair it with a cooling herby cucumber salad for a complete meal.

Seared Steak with Tomato Salad by @karimichelleyoung        

This dish is summer simplicity at its finest.  The steak is seasoned simply and paired with ripe tomatoes, crunchy radishes and crisp watercress. If you are looking for a new way to cook steak, check out our method for reverse searing; it yields perfectly cooked steak every time.

Cheeseburgers with Jalapeño Sauce and Sweet Potato Fries by @anna_s_table

You can’t go wrong with cheeseburgers, which are always sure to please a crowd.  Serve the zesty jalapeño sauce on the side so guests can control how much heat to add. 


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Desserts

Coconut Blueberry Ice Pops by @feedyourglow 

Cool off with these creamy (and dairy-free!) ice pops. The addition of cinnamon and ginger to the blueberry swirl makes these taste like fresh blueberry pie in ice pop form.

Red, White & Blue S'mores by @thefeedfeed

Some people look forward to fireworks, I look forward to s’mores.  These sheet pan s’mores do not require a campfire, a stove will do just fine! Top them with your favorite summer berries for a patriotic treat.  Speaking of s’mores; don’t forget to enter our annual Summer S’mores Contest with Ghirardelli.  You can win some amazing prizes by showing us your favorite s’mores combination for summer.  Find all of the details HERE.
 
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Marc's Magic Rub

Marc lost his brave battle against the rarest type of prostate cancer. He was a master BBQ'er and his rub was the secret ingredient. Marc's Magic Rub was created to always remember and honor him, by bringing it to kitchen's everywhere. A blend of spicy cayenne, brown sugar & spices. Perfect on ribs, chicken, burgers, bacon, popcorn & more!
 
SIPS Reusable Metal Straws

Sip on your favorite drink with these 10" metal straws that are big enough for the largest cups on the go and cool enough to stand out on your zoom calls while working from home. Ditch plastic straws and help save our oceans. Not only are the straws made from sustainably sourced stainless steel, but the cleaning brush is also plastic-free made from sisal agave fiber.

 
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