As we celebrate Independence day, many folks will be gathering with family and friends – and food! Today I thought I’d share with you some family favorite recipes that add a fun red, white, and blue theme to your tables.
This is my husband’s favorite dessert of all time. I always make him one on his birthday each year. You can lighten it up by using sugar free pudding and “lite” cool whip.
So much fun and the kids are always impressed! I make these a few days before and store them in the fridge. If I’m taking them places, the handy lids let me just put them in a cooler and folks can grab their own little dessert whenever they want.
Phenomenal Red Velvet Cupcakes
This is our family recipe for Red Velvet and I’ve yet to taste it’s equal!
There is nothing like the taste of a Fresh Strawberry Pie in the summertime!
Oh my goodness, you won’t believe how fast these come together!
Red, White, and Blue Spritzers
A little coolness mixed with a little science and you’ll hear OOHS and AAAHS!
No one will believe this is a sugar free drink. There is the natural sugar from the strawberries but that is it!
Pulled Pork BBQ (Crock Pot Recipe!)
Boston Butts are on sale this week at my local grocery store so I plan on making a big batch of this barbecue for us to make sandwiches with on the fourth. This is a very moist and tender pulled pork bbq like you’d find in Alabama and many parts of North Carolina.
Click here to get the recipe for the slaw you see photographed.
Fall Apart Tender Ribs (Made in the oven!)
Because I have never once said “It’s 100 degrees outside! I sure would love to go out there and stand over a fire!”, I make these fall apart ribs in the oven.
This is my personal barbecue sauce recipe.
I could dive into a vat of this stuff and eat my way out. Enough said.
Another cold and refreshing salad!
This is one of my favorite potato salads. Serve warm or cold.
A shortcut version of Mama’s potato salad.
This is a mashed potato salad that is my copycat version of a local bbq places recipe. Did you really need three potato salad recipes? Well folks like all different kinds so I’m covering my bases!
Also, be sure you check out these Craving Beans from yesterday’s post!
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
Have a blessed Independence Day!
Christy, I have a question.
Where can I buy Southern Breeze Tea? other than online?
Have you tried Walmart? There are several grocers in my area that carry it, you can go to their website and look on their store locator to see who may carry it in your area: https://southernbreezesweettea.com/pages/store-locator
This is a bit late (a lot late, actually), but I finally bought the Kathy Ireland bedsheets from KMart which you recommended as being perfect for hot, humid summer weather!
Thanks so much for the recommendation, Christy! They are great sheets, and not expensive, too.
I am so glad you like them Sue!!!
Hi Cristy, I have read where lots of folks have followed you for years, well, I have just discovered you on e-mail yesterday July 2,2015. I am so happy to know about the recipes and at the present I do not have any fresh Straw Berries,but I do have some in the freezer, so I am going to use them.
Cristy, I sure would love to see a good Pecan Pie recipe that will be real easy to make and taste good too.
I need to thank my niece Mary for sending me your recipes so I could follow you in e-mail. That is how I learned about you and am I ever so happy.
Happy Independence Day to you and your family.
Welcome to Southern Plate Barbara!!! I am so glad you found me!! There are a ton of recipes here, a couple of them being pecan pies!! Use the search box to type in what you are looking for and it should come up. I can’t wait to get to know you and am so grateful to your niece for introducing us!!