Best Fourth of July Recipes

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This Fourth of July, whether you’re throwing a backyard barbecue, hosting a neighborhood get-together or simply watching fireworks with family, celebrate all things red, white and blue with a collection of our best Independence Day eats and drinks. Food Network’s menu of party-ready recipes, including juicy grilled pork, succulent fried chicken, patriotic cake and more, will help you prepare a star-filled spread in no time. Check out Food Network's top Fourth of July recipes below, then tell us what your favorite all-American dishes are.

5. Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Corn on the Cob – To prepare Food Network Magazine's hearty plate (pictured above), marinate lean pork tenderloins in a cumin-garlic mixture, then grill them over medium-high heat and serve with a sweet and tangy brown sugar-ketchup sauce and fresh summer corn.

4. Classic Fried Chicken – With crispy, golden-brown skin and tender, moist meat, this buttermilk-soaked chicken is a no-fail cookout dish.

3. American Macaroni Salad – Food Network Kitchens' 30-minute pasta salad is loaded with crunchy celery, in-season tomatoes, red onions and fragrant parsley, and is tossed with a simple mayonnaise-mustard dressing.

2.  Fourth of July Cocktail – Guy combines watermelon schnapps, tequila, blue curacao and a splash of cranberry juice to create a refreshing summertime sipper that is shining with red, white and blue colors.

1. Flag Cake – Wow your guests with Ina’s soft sheet cake, blanketed in velvety cream-cheese frosting and finished with a patriotic presentation of blueberries and raspberries.

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