I’m feeling extra patriotic today and wanted to bring you over 25 Perfect 4th of July Recipes that are perfectly festive for the holiday!

Over 25 Perfect 4th of July Recipes that are perfectly festive and patriotic for the holiday!

Get those grills fired up and those red, white and blue food items ready!  The 4th of July is creeping up and I think we could all use a little festive inspiration.

“You make me melt like a popsicle on the fourth of July….”

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.  That was my favorite line from Little Rascals growing up and to this day my brother and I text that to each other every single 4th of July.  In fact, I think the majority of what my brother and I text each other are lines from movies or TV shows that are inside jokes between us.  Sometimes I feel like we wouldn’t have anything to say to each other if it weren’t for “The Office” or “Groundhog Day”.  Siblings are the only people who can truly understand what made your childhood unique and sometimes are the only ones who get your sense of humor.  My brother is one of those people!  My hubby does not get my family’s sense of humor at all and likes to dish out the line, “Must be that DiBella sense of humor again” on numerous occasions.

I was driving to a bridal shower for my step-brother’s fiance last weekend and heard the “Graduation Song” or the “Wear Sunscreen” speech or whatever it’s actually called.  But in light of all the graduation parties this time of the year (literally have one almost every weekend) I think I would share a part of it that I liked:

“Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.”

All simple, yet great advice, don’t you agree?  Happy almost 4th of July, everyone!

Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red, White & Blue Bundt Cake with Fresh Berries – A Dash of Sanity

Red, White & Blue Bundt Cake with Fresh Berries {A Dash of Sanity}

Blueberry Basil Margaritas – Domestic Superhero

Blueberry Basil Margaritas {Domestic Superhero}

Macaroni Salad – Love Bakes Good Cakes

Macaroni Salad {Love Bakes Good Cakes}

Red, White, and Blue Velvet Cheesecake Cake – Wine & Glue

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Cake {Wine & Glue}

Coconut Berry Ice Box Cake – Self Proclaimed Foodie

Coconut Berry Ice Box Cake {Self Proclaimed Foodie}

Patriotic Jello and Cream Push Pops – Culinary Ginger

Patriotic Jello and Cream Push Pops {Culinary Ginger}

Festive Fruit Salsa – Let’s Dish

Festive Fruit Salsa {Let's Dish}

Watermelon & Avocado Bruschetta – White Light’s on Wednesday

Watermelon & Avocado Bruschetta {White Lights on Wednesday}

Red, White & Blue Fudge – Kleinworth & Co.

Red, White & Blue Fudge {Kleinwroth & Co}

Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Mousse – Belly Full

Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Mousse {Belly Full}

Brownie & Berry Parfaits – Mandy’s Recipe Box

Brownie & Berry Parfaits {Mandy's Recipe Box}

White Chocolate Berry Parfaits – That Skinny Chick Can Bake

White Chocolate Berry Parfaits {That Skinny Chick Can Bake}

No Bake Red, White & Blue Brownie Trifles – The Recipe Rebel

No Bake Red, White, & Blue Brownie Trifle {The Recipe Rebel}

Strawberry Filled Patriotic Cupcakes – Wishes & Dishes

Strawberry Filled Patriotic Cupcakes {Wishes and Dishes}

Red, White & Blue Dessert Crepes – Lemons for Lulu

Red, White, & Blue Dessert Crepes {Lemons for Lulu}

Patriotic Jell-O Stars – 365 Days of Baking

Patriotic Jello-O Stars {365 Days of Baking}

4 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler with Chocolate Chip Topping – Cravings of a Lunatic

4 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler with Chocolate Chip Topping {Cravings of a Lunatic}

4th Of July Fireworks Cake Roll – Big Bears Wife

4th of July Fireworks Cake Roll {Big Bears Wife}

Red, White & Blue No Bake Cheesecake – My Suburban Kitchen

Red, White, & Blue No Bake Cheesecake {My Suburban Kitchen}

Red, White & Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Yummy, Healthy Easy

Red, White, & Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries {Yummy, Healthy, Easy}

Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and and Bacon Corn Relish – Cooking and Beer

Hot Dogs with Chipotle Cheese Sauce and Bacon Corn Relish {Cooking and Beer}

Blue Margaritas – Fake Ginger

Blue Margaritas {Fake Ginger}

Bomb Pop Jello Shots – Bread Booze Bacon

Bomb Pop Jello Shots {Bread Booze Bacon}

Red White and Blue Jello Poke Cake

Red White and Blue Jello Poke Cake

Gluten Free Potato Pound Cake with Berries – Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Gluten-Free Potato Pound Cake with Berries {Cupcakes & Kale Chips}

I hope you enjoyed all of these 4th of July recipes!  Have a safe and happy holiday!

I'm feeling extra patriotic today and wanted to bring you over 25 Perfect 4th of July Recipes that are perfectly festive for the holiday!