START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

5 Fun Recipes for Your 4th of July Party Menu

  • 1 of 2
5 Fun Recipes for Your 4th of July Party Menu

Last week, we celebrated the upcoming July 4th holiday with eight handmade crafts to decorate your home for the occasion. This week, I thought I’d round up edible handmades to inspire you for your BBQ, cookout or Independence Day party menu.

For the past few weeks, Iíve been traveling in Australia. I’ve had a blast, but there is one thing they donít have that I canít wait to get home for: fireworks! (Okay, they probably do have fireworks but hang with me here.) Being home for the 4th of July has always been important to me, because the more I travel the more proud I am to be from where I am and to celebrate my freedoms ó both as a woman and as a regular Ďol citizen. We should all feel pretty proud knowing we live in a land of freedom and beauty, though thatís often difficult with all the destruction and pain that goes along with it, especially in the last ten years. But for better or worse, thatís why we have holidays like the 4th, so we can take pause to celebrate the birth of our awesome nation.

Tripe Berry Crisp

Original recipe makes 18 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and white sugar; set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press half of mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. Cover with berries. Sprinkle remaining crumble mixture over the berries.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly and topping is golden brown.


Corn Chip Bites


  • 3/4 cup fresh salsa
  • 24 blue corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled cotija cheese
  1. Drain any excess liquid from salsa. Top chips with the salsa and sprinkle each with cheese. Serve immediately.


  • 1 of 2

Read more: 4th of July, All recipes, Appetizers & Snacks, Basics, Desserts, Diet & Nutrition, Drinks, Food, Holidays, , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


+ add your own
8:50PM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Yammmy, thanks.

5:07AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

Thanks for the recipes

5:04AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

mmmmm sounds good and not only for 4th of July ;)

1:11AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013


8:25AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Looks yummy... thanks!

5:55PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Very nice and love it all fun recipes.

3:34PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Yummy! Will give these a try--thanks!

6:15AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

sounds good thanks

10:05AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013


1:38AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thanks for the tips! I do like lettuce but I do not salads that often. I use lettuce on sandwiches…

Oh, actually not like our allotments but people receiving a box of produce from local farmers.

Really many thanks for this awesome helpful blog. I love getting impressive information….

Jordyn, that mistake in your name (previous post) is definitely not me, it's the Care2 automatic cor…

Coffee is great but don´t overdue it: 3 cups a day is, for most healthy people, the maximum th…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.