The Creekside Cook 4th of July Recipe Roundup!

9 great recipes for your 4th of July get-togethersLooking for some 4th of July recipe inspiration for your get-together? I have a few ideas to share that might make things easier for you. Most of these will travel pretty well, will be safe to sit on a picnic table for awhile, and all of them will make you a very popular guest! If you feel so inclined, how about sharing your 4th of July plans or favorite dishes in the comments? If you are a blogger, feel free to share a link to a favorite picnic recipe on your own blog – I’m sure everyone would love to stop over and see what you have going on too!

Our family is home for the weekend now, so we’re planning a quiet day on the 4th, probably featuring some heavy doses of yard work, followed by something really tasty on the grill. I would not be a bit surprised if some of these treats below end up on our table.

I hope that those of you in the States have a wonderful day, as we celebrate out country’s Birthday!

Broccoli Bacon Slaw is a great make-ahead salad. packed with flavor and crunch!
plate of broccoli bacon salad

These Bread and Butter Pickles are ready in just a couple days and will make a very welcome guest!jars of bread and butter pickles

If you still have garlic scapes around, this Garlic Scape Pesto is great as a dip, or to spice up some pasta or veggiesgarlic scape pesto

This Grilled Romaine Salad from last week is quick and easy:
grilled romaine salad

Green Beans with Miso would take advantage of the abundance you will find in many Farmer’s Markets right now – simple and delicious.bowl of green beans with miso

And while you’re at the Farmer’s Market, look for some cherries, so that you can add this to the menu: Cherry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Sweetly bursting with flavor, and the color is very patriotic!bowl of cherry vanilla bean ice cream

If you are in charge of the grill, here are two choices that will please nearly everyone:
Grilled Buffalo Hot Wingsgrilled buffalo hot wings in bowlor Herb Grilled Chicken Thighsherb grilled chicken thighs
Finally, if it’s not too hot to turn on the oven, this Maple Walnut Rhubarb Crisp might be a good ideaplate of maple walnut rhubarb crisp

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