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Yikes! Can you believe it’s already summer? Which reminds us, we have a Fourth of July barbecue to prepare for. Here, 25 easy recipes that the entire family and guests will love. After all, isn’t every holiday just an excuse to eat excessively?

RELATED: 16 Satisfying Summer Skewer Recipes

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

We're taking things off the cob.

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Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs

And you thought Easter was the only egg-dying occasion.

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Chilled Cucumber Salad

You're cool as a cuke.

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

Because plain old potato salad is so last summer.

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Grilled Watermelon-Feta Skewers

Mmm, tastes like summer.

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Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms with Garlic and Gouda

We'd like all of our vegetables stuffed with a cheesy filling.

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Berry, Feta and Spinach Salad

The most festive salad we ever did see.

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RELATED: 20 Summer Salads You Can Whip Up in 20 Minutes or Less

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

We hope you didn't put away your slow cooker for summer.

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Light and Tangy Coleslaw

Meet the official side dish of the summer.

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Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

Pass the mustard.

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Barbecue, Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Calories don’t count on holidays.

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Cauliflower “Tater” Tots

For when you need a break from all those potatoes.

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Spinach Dip Stuffed French Bread

Party dip, you've been replaced.

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Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

Nothing says summer like seafood.

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Cuban Sliders

The classic ham-and-cheese sammie gets a serious upgrade.

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Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad

What's a summer barbecue without pasta salad?

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RELATED: 13 Picnic-Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes

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Roasted Buffalo Chicken Wings

We have a secret: These wings are baked from start to finish.

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The Ultimate Party Sub

Subway doesn't hold a candle to this bad boy.

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Charred Corn and Rosemary Grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza is kind of life changing...

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RELATED: How to Make Pizza on the Grill in 5 Minutes or Less

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

A bite-sized American classic.

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Blueberry Crumble Pie

An all-American dessert recipe.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Why choose between cake and cupcakes?

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Angel Food Cake with Mixed Berries

Almost too pretty to eat...but we'll still take a slice.

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Red, White and Blue Ice-Cream Cake

The mother of all Fourth of July recipes.

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RELATED: 22 Cakes You Can Make in Your Freezer

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