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I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

25 Easy Recipes For July 4th


25 Recipes For July 4th -- and they are all easy! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #July4 #recipes #summer

Are you planning a July 4th celebration, 
and don't want to make the same-old same-old?
Did you sister-in-law ask you to bring a gluten/dairy/sugar-free-Paleo-
New Atkins-Weight Watchers-Slimfast side dish to her July 4th barbecue?
Did you promise the neighbor a dessert, but you can't bear to turn on the oven?

Relax!
I've got you covered!

If you follow me regularly, you know I'd rather do anything but cook,
so everything I make is EASY! 
OK, admittedly, the Stars and Stripes Cupcakes take time, 
but everything else is a cinch. 
Some of my photos are a little bit wonky,
since they are from my early days of blogging.
The recipes, however, won't dissapoint.
A lot of these dishes can be made in advance;
in fact, many taste better if you make them the day before.
This way, you'll have more time to plan your BBQ outfit :)

Happy July 4th!!!

 APPETIZERS/HORS D'OEUVRES
 
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
1. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Spinach Artichoke Bites | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
2. Spinach-Artichoke Bites
Avocado Hummus | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
4. Avocado Hummus

COLD SOUPS

Gazpacho | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
5. Gazpacho
Silky Zucchini Soup  | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
6. Silky Zucchini Soup
Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho| Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
7. Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho
SIDE DISHES

Simple Macaroni Salad | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
8. Simple Macaroni Salad
Black Bean and Corn Salad  | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
9. Black Bean and Corn Salad
Pasta Salad with Arugula, Tomato & Basil  | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
10. Pasta Salad with Arugula, Tomato & Basil
Cantaloupe-Tomato Salad | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
 11. Cantaloupe-Tomato Salad


Corn and Peach Salad | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
12. Corn and Peach Salad
DESSERTS

Stars & Stripes Cupcakes | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
13. Stars and Stripes Cupcakes
Nutella Black & White Mousse Pie | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
14. Nutella No-Bake Black & White Mousse Pie
 
S'mores Brownies | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
15. S'mores Brownies

Lemon Thyme Pound Cake | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
16. Lemon Thyme Pound Cake
German Chocolate Cake | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
17. Plain Jane German Chocolate Cake
Brookies: Brownie + Cookie | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
18. Brookies
Lemon Basil Cake | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
19. Lemon Basil Cake

Lemon Basil Cake | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
20. No-Bake Key Lime Pie
Sand & Surf Cupcakes | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
21. Sand & Surf Cupcakes
Four-Ingredient Nutella Brownies | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
22. Four-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

 AND MORE

Basil Mayonnaise | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
23. Basil Mayonnaise

Strawberry Mint Water |  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
24. Strawberry Mint Water
Lavender Lemonade |  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
25. Lavender Lemonade
I hope that something here inspires you!
Let me know if you make anything from this list.
I'll see you tomorrow night for Best of the Weekend!
Bring your recipes, home decor, DIY, travel posts, etc.! 






7 comments:

  1. The German Chocolate cakes looks define. I pinned for later as I am low carbing it now. Lost 17 pounds so think I will keep at it for awhile.

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  2. Now my mouth is watering! I think #2, 10, and 18 are my faves. I could definitely see myself making those and enjoy eating them. I'm not sure what we're doing for the 4th yet, but if I need to make something, I'm glad you gave me these ideas!

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  3. The German Chocolate cakes looks define. I pinned for later as I am low carbing it now. Lost 17 pounds so think I will keep at it for awhile.

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  4. Wow Amy, thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful recipes with us! They all look do good and I will have to try some out. I pinned and saved. Have a nice Friday and weekend.
    Julie xo

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  5. Wow Amy! I will not be cooking anything on the 4th, but I will save some of these for other summer cookouts. Thanks!

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  6. I don't often think to share links to other's blogs on Facebook (although I know that is what we are supposed to be doing to support each other). Today I hit that FB share button for your post because you hit it out of the ballpark with this post!! Happy Fourth of July to you and yours~

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  7. Ohh drooling over the smore brownies! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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