Fourth of July Recipe Inspiration 2013

So tomorrow is July 4th, and you’re planning to make something delicious for friends and family members.

It’s gonna be a good day… but you’re just realizing that you’re a little last minute on making your plans because life has been, uh, a little ridiculous recently. (Hi. This is EXACTLY where I stand right now, and I’m writing this post as inspiration before pulling together an impromptu grocery list to get all the supplies I need for tomorrow.)

Here are some of my favorite, go-to recipes for any cookout that would make fabulous Independence Day fare:

Spinach and Feta Burgers. Images by Erin Parker. All rights reserved.

Spinach and Feta Burgers are always perfect for a crowd. (So are these Memphis-Style Turkey Burgers, if you’re looking for something a bit lighter.)

Honey Mustard Coleslaw is a winning side to go with either barbecue ribs, pulled pork OR burgers.

How to make strawberry lemonade.

Cool down with some Strawberry Lemonade. (I know it would be delish with a cute little straw and some added vodka. You know, to jazz things up.)

Lindt Triple Chocolate Brownies // The Speckled Palate

And finish off the day with some decadent and rich Classic Chocolate Brownies. (Or be like my family and bake up a TON of Tea Cakes for friends, family members and neighbors to share!)

What are y’all’s plans for tomorrow? What are you cooking?


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      1. Erin! I just noticed that you placed up a link to my blog! Thanks! I only just realized it when I was looking at your sidebars and design. Wanna know a secret? I moved over to self-hosting and am working on a design for my “new” site. Sent my designer a link of your blog as an example of what I like. 😉 I’ll be strawberry lemonade-ing along the way.

        1. Aww, you’re welcome! I love your blog, and I am SO excited that you’re moving to a self-hosted site! I cannot wait to see the design for it and what you do next! And you’re just too sweet! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Natalie! And yes, that combo in a burger is pretty fantastic! You should check it out… it’s delightful. I mean, how can you go wrong with those two solid ingredients, right?

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