News flash: July 4th is in TWO days. Say whaaaa??  I can’t believe it’s the month of July already.  I seriously need to figure out a way to slow down time.  I’ll get right on that 🙂

I hope everyone gets to have some time to relax and spend some down time with friends and family this Independence Day.  I also know that this holiday, just like every other holiday, requires an abundance of food to celebrate, so I am giving you some great ideas to help you out:

Drinks

Layered Patriotic Non-Alcoholic Drink for the 4th of July. Kid-friendly!

Layered Patriotic Drink

Watermelon Lemon Cooler with Mint

Watermelon Lemon Cooler

Strawberry Ice Recipe to put in lemonade. Perfect for summer!

Strawberry Ice

Main Course

Caprese Burgers on English Muffins with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Burgers & Balsamic Glaze on English Muffins

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Burgers Recipe

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Burgers

Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts. Variation of tacos and sloppy joes.

Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts

Appetizers and Side Dishes

Creamy Garlic Shells Recipe. Perfect side dish for any barbeque or any occasion.

Creamy Garlic Shells

Mango Guacamole with Cilantro for Cinco de Mayo Recipe

Mango Guacamole

Caprese on a Stick. Caprese salad on toothpicks Recipe

Caprese on a Stick

Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad made by Rachael Ray on the Food Network.

Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad

Summertime Grilled Corn, Chicken + Blueberry Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Summertime Chopped Salad

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Hearty Beef Taco Salad

Hearty Beef Taco Salad

Desserts

Fruit Pizzas for 4th of July or Memorial Day. Very festive and patriotic!

Red, White & Blue Mini Fruit Pizzas

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups Recipe

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups

Key Lime Pie Dip Recipe. Key Lime pie in a dip form!

Key Lime Pie Dip

Frozen S'mores made with Perry's Peanut Butter Chip Frozen Yogurt

Frozen S’mores

Golden Graham S'mores Bars

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars

Buckeye Brownies made with Brownie Mix

Buckeye Brownies