Here’s What We’re Cooking Every Night This Week (July 1–7)

It’s the Fourth of July! Fireworks, barbecues and American flag cupcakes are on the docket this week. In honor of Independence Day, spend the next seven days focused on all-American recipes and beloved go-tos, from burgers and Johnnycakes to a New England-style lobster roll. 

32 Crowd-Pleasing Fourth of July Recipes

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Shopping List:

4 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
2 links andouille sausage
½ pound lobster tail
2.5 pounds chicken breast
11 pieces of bacon
2 pounds 80-percent ground chuck beef
7 eggs
7 avocados
2 lemons
1 orange pepper
1 red pepper
1 poblano pepper
1 bunch green onions
1 yellow onion
1 red onion
1 cup corn
2 celery stalks
1 Japanese cucumber
1 bunch fresh chives
1 large head romaine lettuce
1 head purple or green cabbage
2 sweet potatoes
2 tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch cilantro
2 thick stalks ruby red rhubarb
1 cup butter radishes
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 24-ounce jar pitted sour cherries
1 can cannellini beans
2 10-ounce cans enchilada sauce
8 ciabatta buns
4 New England-style hot dog rolls
6 brioche buns
19 tortillas
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
½ cup + 1⅓ cups buttermilk
4 ounces blue cheese
6 slices American cheese
4 ounces diced cheddar cheese
¾ cup shredded Mexican or Colby jack cheese
¾ cup shredded mozzarella
1½ cups beer
1 jar pickles
1 head lettuce

Pantry Ingredients:

Olive oil, unsalted butter, canola oil, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, barbecue sauce, spicy brown mustard, mayonnaise, sour cream, molasses, maple syrup, sugar, brown sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, Sriracha, flour, cumin, cornmeal, baking soda, bread crumbs, Cajun seasoning and Creole seasoning.

Monday: Cheesy Crock-pot Cajun Pulled Pork With Southwest Pepper-corn Slaw

There’s no better way to start a holiday week. Pop the pork shoulder into your Crock-Pot before you leave for work. Ta-da! You’re having dinner on the patio tonight.

Tuesday: The Modern Lobster Roll

We know, making a lobster roll at home sounds daunting. But don’t be intimidated. Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp proves it’s super easy—and takes just 20 minutes.

Wednesday: Classic Cobb Salad With Buttermilk Dressing

Listen up, picky eaters: Even salad-haters can get on board with this cornocopia of deliciousness.

Thursday: Bacon Double Cheddar Cheeseburger With Caramelized Onions

Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate by biting into Heidi Larsen’s bacon cheddar cheeseburger with caramelized onions. The secret? The hamburger is stuffed with cheese. Pair it with a beer and some fireworks and you’re good to go.

Friday: Layered Bbq Chicken And Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

Coterie member Monique Volz puts a new, barbecue spin on the Puerto Rican dish her mom used to make when she was a kid.

Saturday: Crispy Avocado Tacos And Roasted Radishes And Sriracha Smashed Beans

Fried avocado tacos loaded with smashed cannellini beans and Sriracha. Hardly traditional, but totally tasty.

Sunday: Johnnycakes With Rhubarb And Sour Cherries

This week of delicious dinners gets a happy ending: Johnnycakes got their start in North America, and we love topping them with seasonal sweets like rhubarb and sour cherries.

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