4th of July 2017 Last-Minute Recipe Ideas

A few last-minute recipe ideas to help you celebrate the 4th of July in style, including deviled eggs, cornbread, and lots and lots of homemade ice cream.

So, here’s the thing, I totally planned on sharing a recipe with y’all today for All-Purpose Grill Seasoning and then life happened and I came to the conclusion that it could wait. Not to mention, I’d also like to test out a few more recipes with it before I share it with anyone. I think it might be helpful to have a few other recipes to go along with the recipe for the seasoning. So I promise, at some point this weekend I’ll get right on that. Until then, here are a few of the recipes that might be happening in my kitchen this weekend.

I can tell you one thing that I’ll definitely be making this weekend. Deviled eggs. I even plan on making a few extra for my lovely neighbor Christie. Sweet & Spicy Candied Jalapeño Deviled Eggs are my new favorite, so I’m excited to share them with everyone I know. Also, it’s just not a holiday weekend if there aren’t deviled eggs to celebrate it with. If jalapeños aren’t your thing, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our many other recipes for deviled eggs.

Candied sliced jalapeños make these sweet and spicy flavored deviled eggs perfect for your next cookout, picnic, or family gathering.

Of course, there will have to be some kind of ice cream going on this weekend at some point. Hopefully, I can get my hands on some fresh cherries because that’s the flavor I’ve been craving most lately. Head on over and take a gander at our Summer’s Coming Favorite Ice Cream List to get some ideas for making your own homemade ice cream for the 4th.

Summer just isn't summer without lots and lots of ice cream. Our list of ice cream favorites is bound to inspire to make your homemade ice cream.

The other thing that I know I can’t get through the weekend without making is this Jalapeño Cornbread Filled with Blueberry Quick Jam. It’s fairly simple to throw together and even easier if you make the Blueberry Quick Jam a day or two ahead of time. I promise you that this is one Bundt you’re going to totally fall in love with at first bite.

Jalapeños and fresh blueberries come together in this recipe to make the most deliciously sweet and spicy cornbread you've ever tasted.

By the way y’all, please don’t forget to vote for Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck’s recipe for Spring Greens Quiche in the Eggland’s Best Foodtography Contest. The details can be found below and don’t forget that you can vote once a day per email address until July 2nd. That means that there are only 3 more days to get your votes in.

I need your vote. Please take a moment to head on over to Eggland's Best Foodtography Contest site and vote for my recipe for Spring Greens Quiche.

I need your vote. Please take a moment to head on over to Eggland's Best Foodtography Contest site and vote for my recipe for Spring Greens Quiche.

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Y’all, please don’t forget to kindly head on over and cast your vote for Spring Greens Quiche in Eggland’s Best Foodtography Contest. You can vote once a day per email address from June 19th through July 2nd. I appreciate your love, support, and more importantly your vote. Fingers and paws crossed y’all. Also, don’t forget to go check out the original recipe for Spring Greens Quiche to see what all the fuss is about.

Wishing y’all a very happy 4th of July weekend. Make sure you get outside and heat up that grill to make something yummy delicious. Better yet, share a picture of your dish with us on Instagram. We’d love to see what you’re making, whether it’s in the kitchen or outside in the gorgeous summer sunshine.

I’ll be joining the Fiesta Friday Link Party and the Weekend Potluck today. Head on over to see what everyone else is bringing to the celebration.




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  • TheHeSaidSheSaidExp

    Gotta have deviled eggs on the 4th! 🙂

  • What a fantastic spread for the Fourth! Love the corn bread and I am heading over to vote for you right now!

    • Thank you so much for the support! Fingers and paws crossed! And, I am so looking forward to this cornbread again. I made the blueberry quick jam for it last night…five minutes and done!