The temperatures are soaring and it is sizzling hot. I’m sharing my favorite Fourth of July recipes. What do you think of cooking at this time of the year to spice up your Fourth of July? I certainly do not want to turn on the oven or heat up the kitchen. Here are some of my favorite grilled foods that are just right for cooking and eating outdoors. There are a couple of desserts that require a little stove time and a little baking. The peaches foster and the blueberry cobbler are great ways to showcase seasonal summer fruit. Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream to these barely warm desserts and watch it slowly melt. Stay cool and enjoy these Fourth of July recipes.
My husband’s Spicy Cajun Burgers are big, bold, and spicy! Add a little cheese, maybe some grilled onions, BBQ sauce, and your favorite condiments and there you have it, an all American burger.
Fresh juicy blueberries in a hot blueberry cobbler with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream says summer in the south. Any of your favorite summer fruits are adaptable for this recipe: peaches, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries or any combination of these fruits and berries!
My friend Keith Villere introduced me to grilled caesar salad many years ago. You can throw it on the grill and stay out of the kitchen so it meets all of my criteria as an appropriate side for a summer meal. Not to mention, it’s yummy, super easy, and a nice change from the ubiquitous caesar salad.
I love a sweet and spicy summer slaw to serve with grilled foods. This chilled summer slaw with sweet peaches, candied cashews and shredded cabbage is sweet and crunchy with a little lime juice to brighten the flavors.
Grilled corn on the cobb served elote style is the perfect balance of smokiness from the grill, combined with the creamy mayo-crema fresca, spiced with chili and cayenne and finished off with a squeeze of fresh lime.
This refreshing frozen strawberry frosé is made with an easy method that is ready to drink immediately because you use frozen strawberries to blend with the rose. No waiting for the mixture to freeze. Instant gratification!
My take on bananas foster this peach season, Peaches Foster! What could be better and any easier than peaches sautéed in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon with a splash of bourbon. Top this warm caramelized fruit mixture with vanilla ice cream and voila, instant and impressive dessert!