We always volunteer to host our annual Independence Day party, but planning a party for that many people can get stressful pretty quickly…. To make your July 4th party prep as easy as possible, we rounded up our favorite, tried-and-true recipes that are perfect for backyard barbecues and easy entertaining. If you love all things red, white and blue, we know you’ll love these dishes!
One of our favorite things about this recipe is the look of surprise on people’s faces when we explain that the secret ingredient is Dr. Pepper. That’s right, one can of soda and this sauce is transformed into something seriously, lip-smackingly good…we love it and you will too!
Looking for a refreshing salad to get you through the summer? We’ve got an unexpected contender for you here, that uses watermelon as the heart of the dish. Complemented by feta and mint, it’s the perfect choice!
Pulled pork is one of our all-time favorites, and we love it even more when it’s crazy flavorful and super easy! You saw our awesome Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce and this is a second recipe that uses that same good stuff. For meat that’s tender and packed with flavor, this is the easiest meal you’ve ever made!
6. This Bread Is Absolutely Delicious – And It Only Has 5 Ingredients (We Were Stunned By One Of Them…)
With just five base ingredients, this bread requires no kneading and no waiting for hours while it rises. Who knew bread this good could be so easy to make?!
While chicken is one of those things we make all the time, we never get tired of it because there are so many different ways to spruce it up…in fact, this recipe – packed with zesty lime and spices – is one of our favorites!
This is our favorite trick to bump a casual get-together up to a swinging summer party?! A cute and cool drink – with or without alcohol – that will get everyone into the spirit of things!
We’ve got a major soft spot for onion rings, but wrangling with a vat of frying oil is really not our jam….that’s why we bake them! You get the same tasty flavor without all the hassle (or the grease), so what’s not to love?!
2. This Classic Summer Dessert Will Make You Drool – Just Make Sure To Make Extra, ‘Cause It Goes Quickly!
Nothing beats the smell of a fruit cobbler baking in the oven and this recipe will make your home smell amazing and will warm you up from the inside out!
While buffalo wings and other spicy variations get a lot of attention, these honey-baked wings have stolen our hearts and appetites and earned their place in the spotlight…maybe that’s because of the Jack Daniel’s honey whiskey we threw into the mix!