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I was recently seeking inspiration for new 4th of July food to try for our upcoming celebration.
Grilling burgers and hot dogs are our tradition, plus my mother makes her annual 4th of July cake, which is always colorful and pretty, but I wanted something new to add this year just for a new touch of fun.
I was thrilled and amazed to discover dozens of 4th of July cookbooks that are free with KindleUnlimited, however, I was greatly disappointed to find that most did not have photos. When searching for inspiration, photos are "essential".
I wasn't really looking for a new recipe as much as I was seeking a new presentation for our standard Independence Day fare. I don't need step by step photos, but I do want to see the actual food prepared. In the end, I found only 2 cookbooks that met my criteria and included photos.
Surprisingly, not only did I find presentation inspiration, I also found a few new recipes in these cookbooks that I want to try!
Fourth of July Cookbooks
1. Patriotic Recipes: Full Color VersionWe think of outdoor, summertime food for the 4th of July celebrations.. Sides like corn on the cob, potato salad, skewered veggies or kabobs, french fries, etc are the norm and Popsicles are a wonderful cool-down treat. Of course, the red, white & blue (strawberries, bananas, & blueberries) fruit salad is a necessity.
How about adding Fourth of July jello shots!¹ Simple layered gelatin and condensed milk make a lovely presentation.
Or, perhaps the Patriotic Ice Sandwiches¹ with a cheesecake center or Firecracker Milkshakes¹ would be fun and delicious to serve.
I was also reminded of my grandmother's ambrosia salad¹ . Why have I never considered serving it for the 4th of July? Just because I was raised seeing it served for Christmas doesn't mean it should be limited to December parties & meals.
2. 4th оf Julу RecipesI laughed out loud at the idea of serving Fourth of July Toast!¹ Easy to make, yet would be a totally awesome way to start the day.
Cookies, oh, yeah! Red, white and blue cookies¹ or Strawberry Graham Cracker Bites² (with teddy bear mini graham crackers) for an all day, anytime snack.
I'm also pretty jazzed about trying the Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry
Buttercream² in the "4th of July Recipes" cookbook.
Now I have so many new fun food ideas that I need a week's worth of 4th's in the month of July. Plus, I am purchasing the two cookbooks instead of just borrowing them now that I have discovered them thanks to KindleUnlimited offering them for free.
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