Cue the fireworks; we've got the only recipes you need to celebrate the 4th of July! We're keeping things quick, easy & fresh this year so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating. 5 Ingredient Appetizers Watermelon, Feta and Pesto Salad SkewersIs there anything more refreshing than ice cold watermelon on a hot day? Add salty feta and herbaceous pesto from Blue Moose of Boulder and you have the ultimate summer salad that's easy to serve! Plus, put those watermelon scraps to good use in an icy Watermelon & Rosé slushie. Sponsored Blackberry, Goat Cheese & Honey Crostini by @withfoodandloveThis recipe calls for pickled blackberries but feel free to skip that step if you are short on time. Just slather some goat cheese on toasted bread, top with blackberries, a drizzle of honey and salt and pepper. Heirloom Tomato Salad With Blistered Corn, Burrata Cheese And Fresh Basil by @kevmasse Our summer motto? When in doubt, just add burrata. Get 50+ More Entertaining Recipes Crowd Pleasing Cocktails Red White and Blue Sangria by @gimmesomeovenThe festive stars are made using green apples and a cookie cutter! Spiked Blueberry and Basil Lemonade by @whatshouldimakeforThe basil simple syrup keeps this refreshing summer cocktail from being too sweet. Boozy Peach Sorbet Floats by @kitchconfidanteA cross between a cocktail & dessert with lots of rum for good measure. Get 50+ More Summer Cocktail Recipes Make Ahead Mains & Sides Grilled Rib Eye Steaks with Cheese and Herb Compound Butter by @whatsgabycookinMake this super flavorful compound butter ahead (would be great on burgers, too!). When cooking rib eye, we like to salt the beef overnight (but at least one hour before cooking works too) and allow it to sit on a rack in the fridge uncovered before grilling. Red, White and Blue Potato Salad by @heatherchristoThis tangy red wine vinegar and grainy mustard based potato salad is a welcome change from the standard mayo based version. Plus, there is bacon! Blackened Salmon Caprese Skewers by @howsweeteatsYou could make these right before eating, or cook them the morning of your party and serve chilled over salad. Get 50+ More Grilled Recipes Grand Finale Desserts! Watermelon Cake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Fresh BerriesRefreshing watermelon + vanilla scented whipped cream = the ultimate simple summer dessert! Red, White and Blue Trifle with Basil Whipped CreamThe cakes we used are naturally dyed with freeze dried berry powder! Also, if you haven't made basil infused whipped cream, be sure to give it a try this summer. July 4th Berry Slab Pie by @amandafrederickson Amanda shows us what easy entertaining is all about. This Patriotic pie will feed (& please) a crowd! Get 50+ More Red, White & Blue Summer Recipes! Get 1000+ More Summer Recipes Remember to add #feedfeed to your cooking, baking & drink making social media posts for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed & on the site.