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4th of July Foodie Fireworks!!

4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!

The 4th of July is one of my family’s most coveted and anticipated holidays.  We spend our summers on Block Island, Rhode Island and the 4th celebration is the kick-off to what is inevitably a fabulous summer of memory making.  The July 4th celebration begins with the watching the parade wind through town and ends with our annual cookout.  The menu is classic cookout fare with a few twists and turns!! Of course we have the obligatory hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin’s, but one year I decided to mix it up and serve up some ‘specialty’ burgers – my Spaghetti and Meatball Burgers.  They are comprised of a meatball type mix with actual spaghetti noodles woven through the meat.  They are topped with provolone cheese and a dollop of spaghetti sauce.  The burgers are placed on garlic bread rolls and topped with Caesar salad — it’s veritable Sunday dinner at your Nonna’s house in every bite!  One year I decided not to make them and there was a literal mutiny, so now they are a staple on the menu every year.  Note – you can click on the photos and bold text in this blog and a link will pop up bringing you directly to the recipe!

4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Spaghetti And Meatball Burgers – Sunday Dinner At Your Nonna’S House In Every Bite!!
4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Pro Tip – Make Ahead And Freeze On Baking Sheets, Then Store Frozen Patties In Ziplock Bags And Pull Out And Cook As Needed – Or Make Tons In Advance Of Your 4Th Of July Bash So You Can Enjoy The Party Instead Of Being Stuck In The Kitchen. Just Defrost Before Grilling!

4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!

4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!

But I am getting ahead of myself!  The party actually starts with a bevy of appetizers.  The menu can vary and friends contribute their specialties, but my 3 go-tos are classic Seven Layer Dip, my award-winning Block Island Stuffies, and my mom always brings Deviled Eggs.

4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Classic Seven Layer Dip
4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Award Winning Block Island Stuffies
4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Old School Deviled Eggs

And then, the Salads!  No cookout is complete without a plethora of yummy salads.  I make a variety every year with a few regulars in the name of tradition and to avoid another mutiny like we had with those spaghetti burgers…

4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!

4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Jarvi-Head Tuna Pasta Salad – So Simple, But So Good!! I Make It A Day In Advance And Have To Hide It In My Downstairs Fridge So It Doesn’T Get Devoured Before The Party!!
4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Asian Noodle Salad With Rainbow Veggies – Beautiful With The Best Asian-Flavor Inspired Dressing!
4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Creamy Dreamy Potato Salad – Loaded With Hard Boiled Eggs And Crunchy Onions And Celery!!
4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Sweet Confetti Pepper Pasta Salad – Like Grandma Used To Make!! Sweet And Creamy!!
4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Summer Spinach And Orzo Salad With Feta – Fan Favorite!!
4Th Of July Foodie Fireworks!!
Strawberry And Romaine Salad With The Best Poppy Seed Dressing!!

Here are some more fun pics from past 4th celebrations!!

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