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Yikes! Can you believe it’s already summer? Which reminds us, we have a barbecue to prepare for. Here, 32 easy Fourth of July recipes that the entire family and guests will love. After all, isn’t every holiday just an excuse to eat excessively?

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Mexican Street Corn Dip

Whip up a batch, grab a bag of tortilla chips and invite some friends over.

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BAKED MAC-AND-CHEESE BITES

In less than an hour, you can have 48 of these delightful little bites on the table, baked with two kinds of gooey cheddar cheese.

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8 LAYER HUMMUS DIP

Loaded up with pine nuts, pesto, sweet peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro and feta cheese. 

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Spicy Glazed Meatballs

We prepare the balls with fresh ingredients, sauté them in a pan and coat the batch in our very own tangy glaze. 

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BABY BACK RIBS WITH BALSAMIC PEACH BBQ SAUCE

Slice these babies up and serve them alongside the remaining sauce. (You’re going to need extra napkins for this one.) 

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greek watermelon feta salad with basil vinaigrette

Sweet, savory and refreshing. Consider this your official salad of the summer. 

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Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

Forget the mayo and all that starch and choose this option made with greek yogurt and our favorite veggie instead. 

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Baked Chicken Quesadillas

When we think of comfort food, our mind goes straight to these guys. 

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

And you thought Easter was the only occasion to use eggs. Let the kids help out with this one. 

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BLT Pasta Salad

Combines all the crunchy, savory, creamy ingredients of the classic sandwich—minus the bread. 

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Italian Deli Pinwheel Sandwiches

Not your average deli sandwiches. (Bonus points if you serve them with peperoncini.)

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Chilled Cucumber Salad

All you have to do is slice some cukes, season them, and then let it all marinate in the fridge for a little. Easy peasy. 

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Grilled Corn with Spicy Aioli

Instead of boiling the ears and then dousing them with butter and salt, give these guys a flavor upgrade by drizzling them with a smoky Sriracha sauce. 

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Berry, Feta and Spinach Salad

The most festive salad we ever did see.

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

We hope you didn’t put away your slow cooker for summer. Let your Crock-Pot do the work and then pile these guys high with tangy coleslaw. 

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GREEK LEMON ORZO SALAD

So fresh. So Greek. Serve alone or alongside your favorite protein dish. 

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Light and Tangy Coleslaw

This summer side comes together in a flash and can be made up to four hours in advance. 

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PINKDRINK POPSICLES

Did you really think we wouldn’t include a dessert on this list? Remember, calories don’t count on holidays.

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Cauliflower ‘Tater’ Tots

When you need a break from all those potatoes, opt for these cuties that are crispy, satisfying and perfect for dipping. 

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Blueberry Crumble Pie

An all-American dessert recipe only instead of a traditional crust, we use a streusel-like topping to change things up.

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Spinach Dip Stuffed French Bread

Party dip, you’ve been replaced.

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Shrimp Boil Skewers with Corn, Sausage and Potatoes

We love low-maintenance meals. Just pop these guys on the grill, lay some newspaper on the picnic table and enjoy. 

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Cuban Sliders

The classic ham-and-cheese sammie gets a serious upgrade. Get your guests to help you assemble these delicious bites and then warm them in the oven before serving. 

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Roasted Buffalo Chicken Wings

We have a secret: These wings are baked from start to finish. Not to mention, they’re seasoned to perfection. 

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Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Why limit yourself to red, white and blue this holiday? These colors are sure to please any crowd. 

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The Ultimate Party Sub

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

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Salmon Burgers

Want to add a bit of sophistication to your summer cookout? You need to try these. 

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Charred Corn and Rosemary Grilled Pizza

A taste of summer in every bite. Feel free to get creative with the toppings. 

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15-Minute Buffalo Chicken Sliders

A bite-sized American classic. (No one needs to know it’s rotisserie chicken and store-bought buffalo sauce.)

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Why choose between two favorite desserts? This easy recipe gives you the best of both worlds. You’re welcome. 

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Angel Food Cake with Mixed Berries

Not every cake needs multiple layers and heaps of buttercream frosting. We’ll take three slices, please. 

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Champagne Doughnuts

The mother of all holiday desserts, these babies are baked in the oven—not fried. Happy Fourth of July, guys. 

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