Festive Food for Your July 4th BBQ

Celebrate Independence Day with red, white and blue dishes, plus some all-American favorites.
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Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Have a Backyard Picnic

Decor for this party couldn't be easier. Roll red, white and blue napkins around utensils to make firecracker sets and serve fried chicken on a patriotic platter. Add a preppy navy and white table runner to a white picnic table for another touch of Americana design.

Photographs by Ryan Liebe

Spiked Sweet Tea

Sweet tea is a Southern staple that the whole nation can get on board with. Serve this refreshing drink in Mason jars for even more picnic flair.

Get the Recipe: Spiked Sweet Tea

Crispy Fried Chicken and Onions

Fried chicken isn't just a sandwich trend. Coat thighs, drumsticks and onion rings in breadcrumbs and turn on the deep-fryer. Your guests will love the alternative to burgers and hot dogs.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Fried Chicken and Onions

Quick Pickles

Amp up classic pickles by including wax beans and a chile pepper in the mix. Jar these pickles in the morning and they'll be ready to serve by party time. 

Get the Recipe: Quick Pickles