Howdy friends! Some of my favorite foods to take to a 4th of July get-together are potato salad, baked beans, and a festive dessert. Potatoes in all colors are so pretty, my friend Katie created the recipe for the beans, and Joy the Baker never disappoints. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
4th of July Recipe Round-Up
Red, White and Blue Potato Salad
I love how beautiful produce is. Deep green kale, bright orange cantaloupe, and vivid blueberries are among my faves. So why not let the potatoes do the talking in this deliciously tangy, classic picnic salad? I love the red wine vinegar with Dijon mustard and the lack of mayo makes it a little lighter on the calories so if you are counting those silly things, you can more happily dig into dessert later on.
Nourishing Baked Beans
My friend Katie Mae posted this recipe and we love it. There is a time and a place for opening a can of baked beans but if you have the time – and put a premium on homemade food when possible like I do – this is your recipe. You can still take the short cut of using canned beans in the recipe but I found they were a bit on the mushy side so I did it again with her instructions for making beans in the crock pot and they turned out just perfect.
These really need no explanation. Strawberry season has been wrapped up for a few weeks now but I’ll be digging out some I froze for this delicious recipe. Combine them with blackberries that are just now available at local farms (wild ones are still a month out) and this is an irresistible combination of sweet, tart, creamy, and flaky. Keep the recipe the same but cut twice as many biscuits so there can be more to share.