You’ve heard the saying before: If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Well, we happen to think this is good advice to heed. Especially on the 4th of July. Why spend all day cooped up in the kitchen when you could be outside enjoying the company of your friends and family? Plus, you don’t keep your grill in the kitchen, do you?
Sirloin and Vegetable Kebabs
Fire up the grill and turn your stress level down. With simple ingredients and easy assembly, these kebabs are ideal to make ahead of time. Get the recipe.
Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger Sliders
These little burgers may look cute, but they don’t mess around when it comes to flavor. Don’t be surprised when guests go for more than one. Pile high on a couple Chinet® Classic White™ platters and watch them disappear. Get the recipe.
When it comes to summer sides, it doesn’t get any more classic than cole slaw. Like many of the recipes on this list, it can easily be made ahead of time and refrigerated until serving. Get the recipe.
Boston Baked Beans
You could buy your baked beans pre-made from the grocery store. Or you could make them yourself and humble-brag about it, too. Get the recipe.
Some things just taste better prepared over an open flame. The same is true of these fries, which you’ll soon find out come with an added kick. Get the recipe.
Green Goddess Dip
On a day filled with all the burgers, brats and BBQ, this light side dish is just what the doctor ordered. Plus it tastes good, too. Simply pair with your favorite veggies and place in Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups to create easy single servings. Get the recipe.
Red, White and Blue Summer Salad
A little sweet, a little savory and all good. This patriotic summer salad is firing on all flavor fronts. And yes, it’s perfect to make ahead of time. Get the recipe.
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter
Two words: Garlic. Butter. This is how corn on the cob was meant to be enjoyed. After just one bite, you’re guests will be convinced, too. Get the recipe.
Red, White and Blueberry Crisp
What’s red, white, blue and golden brown all over? This delectable berry crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, of course! Get the recipe.
Stars and Stripes Punch
Don’t just celebrate 4th of July with a bang. Celebrate with a punch, too. Specifically this non-alcoholic one the whole family can enjoy. Get the recipe.