Watermelon Hedgehog 1 of 20Ah, the mythical watermelon hedgehog. Don't let his prickly disposition fool you, this guy is a crowd-pleaser, born to party, and perfectly at home on any picnic table. Adopt one today!
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Sugared Raspberry Breakfast Sandwich 2 of 20Kick off the day's festivities with this deliciously easy summery breakfast. The simplicity of ingredients really lets the flavor of the raspberries shine.
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Refrigerator Pickles 3 of 20Burgers abound at Fourth of July cookouts. Make sure yours are properly attired with these delicious homemade pickles. They're easy to make and a surefire way to impress your guests.
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Steak with Gorgonzola Butter 4 of 20Apart from vegetarians, no one will be able to resist these simple, perfectly grilled steaks, served with just a dab of Gorgonzola butter.
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Red, White, and Blue Berry Galette 5 of 20Despite its French roots, this festive galette is a terrific dessert for celebrating the USA. It's a no-fuss treat that takes relatively little effort to make but still impresses (and the fancy name
doesn't hurt either).
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The Best Basic Burgers 6 of 20There are a lot of burger recipes out there, but this one (brought to you by a former grill girl) is likely the only one you'll ever need.
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Grilled Espresso Venison Tenderloin 7 of 20Espresso-crusted venison tenderloins are a surprising and amazingly delicious grilling option. If venison isn't your thing, this recipe tastes just as good when used with other choice meats.
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Homemade Whole Wheat Breakfast Pastries 8 of 20Once again proving that DIY trumps prefab, these homemade "pop tarts" are a healthy, wholesome alternative to the store variety. Make half strawberry and half blueberry for a patriotic breakfast treat your kids will love.
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Grilled Beer Brats 9 of 20Like kittens and baskets, grilling and beer just seem to go together. Bring this dynamic duo to new heights by actually boiling your brats in beer before a turn on the grill. The result? Perfection.
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Blueberry Brown Sugar Buttermilk Cake 10 of 20Buttery in flavor and crumbly in texture, this cake is a great base for most any fruit or season. Since it's summer, we're gonna go with blueberry, but feel free to toss in some red berries for
extra patriotic appeal.
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Grilled Fajitas 11 of 20If the usual cookout spread leaves you desiring something more, try grilling up some fajitas. They're easy to prep ahead of time and travel well, making them an ideal choice if you're spending the Fourth at a picnic, camping, or at a friend's.
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Firecracker Potato Salad 12 of 20One potato, two potato, red potato, blue potato. The colorful combination of three potato varieties — red, white, and blue — will make this the most patriotic side dish in town.
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Lime Mint Slush 13 of 20The frosty combination of tart lime with a touch of mint makes this slushie the ultimate thirst quencher. Prepare for total refreshment bliss. Make Lime Mint Slushes »
Grilled Meatloaf Burgers 14 of 20The grilled meatloaf burger is the love-child of two classic comfort foods — and a total revolution in sandwich-making.
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Pizza On The Grill 15 of 20Grilled pizza is a wonderfully versatile addition to your cookout menu. Have a variety of toppings on hand to satisfy every taste, from carnivore to vegetarian.
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Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies With Dried Cranberries 16 of 20These cookies are the perfect take-along treat if you're going out of town for the long weekend. They earn bonus points for doing double duty as a clever road trip snack and a
great dessert to bring to a BBQ.
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home on the range buffalo burgers 17 of 20Sure, a good cookout needs burgers, but why not offer your guests a more adventuresome alternative to the standard beef patty? Buffalo burgers are moist, delicious and a lot healthier than their
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Blackened Chicken Salad 18 of 20Cookout cuisine doesn't need to be limited to just carbs and meat. For a lighter alternative, try blackened chicken — a popular Cajun classic — that's equally delicious in a summery salad with strawberries or on its own.
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Red, White and Blueberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake 19 of 20Philadelphia is famous for two things: cream cheese and independence. Bring them together again in this amazing cheese cake-pound cake hybrid that is made even more patriotic by using both raspberries and blueberries.
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Fruit Cobbler 20 of 20Fruit cobbler is a quintessential summer treat and a great way to use up whatever extra fruit is hanging around your kitchen or garden. Strawberries are a classic choice, or try a more daring
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