In lieu of a recipe post for you today, I’m providing a round-up style post of all the interesting foods I’ve found around the internet, that I think would be amazing for a Fourth of July celebration. After all I’m busy busy this week stocking up the restaurant, and making some goodies on my own time to pack off to my family the next state over Thursday! At least one of these goodies will surely make it to you in post form on Wednesday (or Thursday, schedule dependent), but for now we’ll have to settle for mouthwatering awesomeness from around the web.
Martha Stewart’s Slab Pie somehow looks way more simple and comforting than a regular ole round pie. And the recipe says you can feed way more people with it too! Coming from a big family, this would be a huge plus for me at a family gathering.
These cherry hand pies are something I’ve always wanted to make, but never seem to get around to. They’re just so cute! Individual pies! You could even eat two or three and not feel guilty… maybe. That post is so gorgeous too, love the photography and the watercolor-like background.
Nothing reminds me of Fourth of July celebrations in my wee years like melty, decadent fudgesicles. Combatting the heat and finally getting me to sit still long enough to satisfy a sweet tooth, those things were pure magic. This Two-Tone Fudgesicle? Still pure magic, but with a flavor profile that’s all grown up.
All-natural all-American rocket pops sound DELICIOUS! I was never much a fan of rocket pops when I was little but I really did enjoy the shape and colors. They’re so festive, even if they taste like food coloring. These are just going to taste like fantastic berries and fresh limes. YUM.
Fried green tomatoes are so *a thing* where I’m from. But I think grilled green tomatoes would be *a thing* even moreso, especially around the Fourth! I mean nobody wants to bust out the hot and messy fryers in that heat, and the grill has already been designated to be on all day. So why not?
You can pickle just about anything, and then you can put those pickles ON just about anything. I’m one of those weirdos that doesn’t like pickles on my burgers (obv a staple for the Fourth) but want them on the side, piled extra high, so I can control how much pickle is going on in my bites. Or how much isn’t. This very large bowl of pickles… well… I guess if you’re making it you better quadruple the batch, cause if you have a family member like me around those are all gonna be gone in about two minutes.
Drinked (Drank? Drunk.)
Spicy Tabasco Lemonade. I mean, I really don’t think I even have to say more than that about this recipe. Buuuut I will. You know spicy food helps cool you down during the brutal summer days, right? And of course lemonade does. And of course I like
weird unusual things IN my lemonade. So this is nothing but win. If you don’t like your lemons spicy, you could always muddle them with sweet strawberries.
Watermelons are out in force this time of year, and slightly less messy way to enjoy all that melony sweet goodness would be in juice form. Want something even more refreshing? Try mixing it into lemonade, or something citrusy and fizzy like Sprite or Squirt.
Omgosh how can you have ANY day outside without sun tea?!