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#FireworksAndFood July 4th Menu

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by Michelle Nahom at

We usually throw a party for July 4th, complete with fireworks. This year we’ll have family in as well as friends, and we’re looking forward to a great celebration.

For us, the food is a big part of any party. Some people concentrate on party decor; we concentrate on the food. It’s not unusual for us to start planning the menu well in advance, with some old favorites and trying out a few new recipes we are considering.


One of those new recipes that I decided to try out ahead was this (Skinny) Mexican Grilled Corn from the Cookie Rookie. It looked really appealing from the picture, although the “skinny” threw me off a little bit. I don’t usually think too much about calories, although maybe I should. When I looked at the recipe, I was curious as to how it would turn out. I would never have thought to put Greek yogurt and sour cream on my corn on the cob! But because it looked so good, I just had to try it! It definitely met expectations…it was delicious! We have family visiting so I made it last night for dinner. Every single piece disappeared, and several people commented on how good it was.

The recipes I put together for you in this #FireworksAndFood July 4th collection has some spicy selections to go along with the fireworks, and plenty of red, white, and blue too! I also included a few of my own recipes, because they are tried and true family and friend favorites. I hope you will enjoy them as well!

[Tweet “16 delicious #July4th Recipes plus great @Foodie #FireworksAndFood sweeps! Enter to win!”]

I’m so excited to share with you a great 4th of July sweeps that Foodie has going on right now! How would you like a chance to win a $500 Weber Spirit E-310 gas grill?! I thought you might! All you have to do is create your own #FireworksAndFood collection on Foodie. You can find the rules here, but you’ll want to get started on it soon! Good luck to everyone!

Are you having a July 4th barbeque? What are you serving? If you’re celebrating elsewhere, what are you bringing? 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored opportunity with Although I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.


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Friday 27th of June 2014

michelle, looks so delish. i cannot wait to chow down on 4th of july! BBQs and picnics are simply the best.


Thursday 26th of June 2014

I love the 4th of July - it's my favorite holiday! There's so much nostalgia with bbq's, food, fireworks and fun! And who wouldn't want to win that prize?


Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Every single recipe looks makes me want to go home and start cooking. Now! Although my boss probably wouldn't go for that. Also...he probably wouldn't love that I'm stalking your site while I'm "working" lol. I'm going to check out the contest...I just put up a roasted corn & jalapeno salsa recipe because, well, it needed to be shared, and I know you would have included it in your selections here...I just know it! :-)


Wednesday 25th of June 2014

I just made a similar corn recipe, except it wasn't skinny! I felt really guilty smothering my corn with mayo. Duh, I could have used greek yogurt and sour cream! Trying this next time for sure.


Wednesday 25th of June 2014

We are having a party and you just gave me so many good ideas. Love the collection!