Appetizers/ Beef, Lamb, Veal, Pork

4th of July Recipe Ideas

Dishes for special occasions

“To roast some beef, to carve a joint with neatness,
To boil up sauces, and to blow the fire,
Is anybody’s task: he who does this
Is but a seasoner and broth-maker.
A cook is quite another thing. His mind
Must comprehend all facts and circumstances;
Where is the place, and what the time of supper;
Who are the quests, and who the entertainer;
What fish he ought to buy, and where to buy it.”


Have you started planning your 4th of July menu? I always plan ahead, because along with appetizers, salads, and hot dogs, I have come up with drinks and desserts. This year there’s going to be a platter of fresh vegetables from the garden, corn on the cob and roasted carrots, a variety of burgers, and homemade berry ice cream.

Need a last-minute recipe for the weekend? Here are some simple and delicious recipe ideas:

Turkey Kebab over Pita with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Turkey Kebab over Pita with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Orange Herb Oven-Baked Rutabaga Fries

Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken Sandwich with Cabbage & Corn Salad

Eggplant Dip with Rosemary and Roasted Tomatoes

Eggplant salad with roasted tomatoes

Strawberry Mousse with Crème Patissiere

Strawberry dessert in cups

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  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    July 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Wonderful recipes!

    Have a great 4th of July.



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    June Baby
    July 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Everything looks delish! Love the rutabaga fries, they sound awesome. 🙂

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    La Table De Nana
    July 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Everything is always so pretty and appetizing here:)

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    Elen Smirnova
    July 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Strawberry Mousse with Crème Patissiere looks absolutely fantastic! Love it^^

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    Te de Ternura
    July 3, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Muy cierto el párrafo inicial, y muy ricos tus platos de verano.

  • Reply
    July 3, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I would make all of them! If I could.. 🙂

  • Reply
    July 3, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Such a nice inspiration, Yelena.

    Happy 4th of July! – Dominique

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    July 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    All of these recipes look delicious to me! I am going to start with the turkey kebabs! Happy 4th of July weekend!

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