This 4th of July…BE FREE: 8 Recipes to Shake Up Your Backyard BBQ

Posted July 3, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Holidays / 0 Comments

There are lots of culinary staples when it comes to the 4th of July (hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob, etc.). But the whole point of the day is to celebrate freedom, right? So why not shake things up a little bit and make whatever you want? Make an elegant dessert that shines or awesome steaks instead of burgers. Go wild! We’ve got some recipes below to help you make whatever tickles your fancy this 4th. It’s Independence Day—let your foodie flag fly!


BE FANCY: If casual’s not your thing, try your hand at these delicate Fairy Dust Star Cookies. Their shape makes them perfectly patriotic, and that magical combo of sweet raspberry jam and crisp sugar cookies will have your tummy thanking you.

Fairy Dust Star Cookies from our Peter Pan menu

 

BE A GRILLMASTER: Our Dry Rub BBQ Bantha Steaks will help you step up your BBQ game this year. Starting with the best ingredients and ending with gourmet grilling technique, you can show your guests what a steak was always meant to be.

Mos Eisley Dry Rub BBQ Bantha Steaks from our Star Wars menu

 

BE HEALTHY: Want all the fun of the 4th without all the extra calories? Try our Healthy Dessert Pizza: oatmeal cookie crust, yogurt sauce, berries, almonds, and dark chocolate!

Healthy Dessert Pizza: Our Chobani #DessertBowl Contribution

 

BE SPICY: Our sweet ‘n spicy wings have the perfect firecracker kick for an Independence Day party.

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Sweet ‘N Spicy Flying Monkey Wings from our Wizard of Oz menu

 

BE DIFFERENT: Make a twist on an old 4th of July classic with these Cracked China Deviled Eggs. Dye half your eggs in red food coloring and the other half in blue to make them festive!

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Cracked China Deviled Eggs from our Wizard of Oz menu

 

BE BACON-Y: As the wise man once said, bacon needs no reason.

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Missouri-Style Cornbread with Bacon from our Tom Sawyer menu

 

BE COOL: Just because it’s July doesn’t mean we all need to melt, right? Help your guests beat the heat with our Raspberry Cordial Ice Cream. Add some blueberries, and its patriotic to boot!

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Raspberry Cordial Ice Cream from our Anne of Green Gables menu

 

…and if you just so happen to be Alaskan (or want to get in touch with your inner arctic fox): Our Cinnamon S’more Mini Baked Alaska is an easy, summer-themed take on Alaska’s unofficial state dessert.

Cinnamon S’more Mini Baked Alaska from our White Fang menu

 

TTFN, folks! I’m off to make my own dish to pass. So remember, have fun and be safe this weekend, but most of all…BE FREE! 🙂

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