Independence Day Recipes


If you’re like most people, you’re likely planning to get together this Independence Day with your family and friends. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ or a RV trip to your favorite national or state park, these incredibly sane and simple Independence Day recipes are easy to make, enjoyable to eat and can be made ahead of time so you can spend the day with family instead of in the kitchen.

7UP Grilled Chicken

This recipe takes the refreshing taste of 7UP, salty and tangy soy sauce, and delicious garlic and combines them to make a chicken that is flavorful and tender. The creator of this recipes recommends only using it if you have a grill and be sure to marinate for at least 10 hours.

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce is not just for meat. It’s a great way to dress up veggies and sandwiches. This BBQ sauce can be made a week ahead of time and used as a topping or marinade. It calls for less than ten ingredients, most of which you likely have in your pantry and even makes a great homemade gift.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This time of year asparagus is in season. Purchase a pound at your local farmer’s market, then wrap in your favorite bacon and throw on the grill. Make this ahead of time and throw it on the grill ten minutes before everyone is ready to eat.

Lemon/Salmon Kabobs

The delicious taste of salmon and caramelized flavor of grilled lemon rind come together to create a party in your mouth. Get these put together the night before and throw on the grill minutes before the family in ready to eat.

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