Monday, June 27, 2011


Can you believe June is almost over? Where did the month go? Luckily, the beginning of July usually means Fourth of July barbecues, picnics, and lots of other good outdoor eating. And fireworks! Whether you celebrate the holiday or not (Hi, Canadian readers!), these recipes are perfect for summertime gatherings of all sorts.

Travel-friendly 4th of July picnic menu [via BA]

Savory summer snacks and appetizers [via Saveur]

20 festive 4th of July recipes [via iVillage]

Blueberry lemon tartlets [via Bella Eats]

Mixed berry upside down cake [via Eat Make Read]

Sour cream, cherry, tequila ice pops! [via Lottie + Doof]

Pretty summer drink ideas [via Epicurious]

Genius: summery cocktails made with only three ingredients [via NYT]

And even more drink ideas from Food52 [via Food 52]

And from the Dinner Party archives:
The Red and the Black
Basil lemonade
Lazy margaritas
The Colonial
The Paloma

Pimento cheese
Charred onion dip
Peach, basil, goat cheese crostini

Chili lime peanuts

Picnic meatloaf
Butter burgers
BLT pasta salad
Prosciutto, ricotta, pesto panini
Oven-fried picnic chicken

Kitchen sink summer salad
Grilled zucchini salad with feta

Best-ever brownies
Lemon bars
Chocolate-peanut butter squares
Mini frozen Key lime pies
Framboise ice cream floats


Judy said...

Canada Day is July 1st. Same kind of holiday, fireworks, barbecues, beer.

Daniel said...

Ah, but the differences: Molson, moose steaks, red and white fireworks but no blue...

Lisa said...

Mmm...moose steaks


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