Grilled Pork Rib Roast Recipe
Homestyle Beef Manhattan Sandwich

4th of July Independence Day Recipes

The following 4th of July Independence Day recipes have been served in my family for years. The exception is the grilled pork rib roast which I created last week. It's so tasty that we'll be serving it at our 4th of July cook-out. Personally, I think sharing family recipes is one of the greatest gifts we can offer one another. I hope you enjoy tasting a bit of my family's heritage.

What's great about these 4th of July Independence Day recipes is they can be served any time of the year. The chip and veggie dip recipe was created by my sister and originally served at Christmas dinner. We loved it so much it became a staple at every family gathering.

The mind altering pink margaritas were developed by a family friend during a hurricane party, but quickly became my favorite summertime drink.  I hope some of these recipes become part of your holiday fare and bring you as many good memories as they have for me!

4th of July Independence Day Recipes

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Super Easy Chip and Veggie Dip Recipe
: This recipe has been a holiday family favorite for as long as I can remember. Made from cream cheese, onions, and Beau Monde seasoning, this has become the one and only chip and veggie dip served at special occasions and parties.

Best Homemade Potato Salad: This mustard and mayonnaise based potato salad incorporates bacon and sweet pickle relish for the best damn potato salad you've ever eaten! It can be traced back to my great grandmother and has been served in our family since the beginning of time.
Baked Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Ground Beef and Hamburger Casserole
: This one-dish meal is perfect for pitch-in dinners and is a version of America's all-time favorite comfort food. Serve with a fresh garden salad and hot dinner rolls for a satisfying and tasty meal!

Grilled Pork Rib Roast: This roast is perfect for 4th of July parties, birthday celebrations, special occasions, or Sunday dinner. A 3-pound roast requires about two hours of grilling time. The char rub crust is a combination of seven spices which create an explosion of flavor while retaining meat moisture.

Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken Wings: This is my highly regarded grilled chicken wing recipe that took years to perfect. Everyone who has eaten them swears they are the best chicken wings on the planet. Serve with celery and carrot sticks and chunky bleu cheese dressing, along with lots of napkins!

Mind Altering Pink Margaritas: When I say these margaritas are mind-altering, I am serious. Actually, I think the mind alteration comes from the fact these things are so incredibly smooth you tend to suck them down rather than sip them. It's a little too easy to over-indulge, so be careful.