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What to Make for July 4th!

Celebrate the 4th with a menu of delicious food!

Molly AdamsStamford, CT
NYC cook making the most out of a tiny kitchen! Senior Editor, feedfeed.
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Easy July 4th Entertaining Recipes
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! 
 
Happy Hour
Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry and Green Apple White Wine Sangria by @thefeedfeed

What better way to serve a crowd than with a tall pitcher of tropical fruit infused Sangria! Assemble it the night before so you are ready to spread cheer as soon as guests arrive!
Frozen Passion Fruit and Mango Margaritas by @saratane

Sweet, spicy, tart & full of tequila is just how we like our summer cocktails!
Watermelon Aqua Fresca Keg by @thefeedfeed

It isn't summer until someone busts out a watermelon keg, right?! Don't have a fancy tap? You can also carve the melon into a punch bowl and serve this refreshing beverage with a ladle instead. 
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Star-Spangled Sides!
Cucumber Peanut "Kachumber" Salad by @rachelgurjar

Light, easy & super refreshing; this crunchy salad will be a family favorite!
Smashed Potato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette by @jakecohen

A truly smashing side that comes together in just 45 minutes. 
Peaches + Burrata + Mint. Any questions?!
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Our Favorite Mains
Classic Cheeseburgers with Buttered Buns by @lindseyeatsla

Extra pickles, plz! Set out toppings galore and let guests DIY.  A few of our favorites? Guacamole, kimchi, spicy aioli, pickled tomatoes & fried onions!!
Asian Chicken Skewers with Creamy Avocado, Cilantro and Lime Sauce by @nerdswithknives

These go super well with the above cucumber salad!
Grilled Chicken Tortillas with Spicy Guacamole by @zimmysnook

Stretch this awesome entertaining idea even further by adding grilled steak and grilled portobello mushrooms so you can serve a crowd and a variety of eaters! Want more grilling tips with @zimmysnook, check out our interview with him here. 
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Low-Bake Desserts!
Bananas Foster S’mores by @thefeedfeed

The holiday weekend would not be complete without one (or three) s'mores. We're running an Instagram contest right now with our friends at Ghirardelli so show us your s'mores! Click here to learn how to enter our Ghirardelli Summer S'mores Contest!
No Bake Pistachio Matcha Cake by @kraut_kopf

Creamy, cool & super easy to whip up in the blender!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @jakecohen

Relive your childhood with these grown up ice cream sandwiches!
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