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By mseemeyer

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (23 Votes)
4th of July Fireworks Cake 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 75

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 can white frosting
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Blue gel food coloring
  • Star shaped sprinkles

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Serve up some cake before the fireworks start at your next 4th of July party! This three color cake has a festive

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Do you want your baby back ribs? This delicious Tangy and Tasty Baby Back Ribs recipe will be satisfying

  • 5 - 7 Racks of baby back ribs.
  • 4 tablespoon ground mustad
  • 3 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoon msg
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon wylers checken granules
  • 2 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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The moist environment created by smoke-roasting a chicken vertically, atop a half-full can of beer, turns out to be...

  • WHITE BBQ SAUCE:
  • 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 to 5-pounds)
  • 4 tablespoons sweet paprika, or mild smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chile de arbol or red-pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 can beer, ideally yellow in hue, with the top half consumed or poured off
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
4.6/5 (20 Votes)

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Festive super slushies to help celebrate the 4th -- or any American holiday! These slushies are cool and refreshin...

  • BLUE LAYER:
  • 1 (6 ounce) carton Yoplait Light Blueberry yogurt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup bright blue sports drink (such as Gatorade G2 Blueberry Pomegranate)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (or more to taste)
  • 10 drops blue food coloring (more or less to get desired color)
  • 1 to 2 ounces Fluffy Marshmallow flavored vodka*
  • WHITE LAYER:
  • 2 (8 ounce) cartons Yoplait Greek Honey Vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 to 2 ounces Fluffy Marshmallow flavored vodka*
  • RED LAYER:
  • 1 (6 ounce) cartonYoplait Light Strawberry yogurt
  • 1 cup strawberries, washed, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup bright red sports drink (such as Gatorade G2 X-Factor Fruit Punch + Berry)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (or more to taste)
  • 10 drops red food coloring (more or less to get desired color)
  • 1 to 2 ounces Fluffy Marshmallow flavored vodka*
  • GARNISH IDEAS:
  • cream, whipped berries, sprinkles, decorative straws, etc.
4.4/5 (17 Votes)

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Everyone loves Rice Krispie Treats! Enjoy these festive and patriotic treats on the 4th of July!

  • BLUE LAYER:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Preferred Food Coloring - The amount depends on the intensity of color. I use Wilton Gel Colors
  • WHITE LAYER:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 7 cups marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • RED LAYER:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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Unlike a Northern German version of Hot Potato salad, with lots of sugar-- this Bavarian version is more savory, wi...

  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper, approx
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Japanese rice vinegar (optional secret ingredient)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
4.5/5 (203 Votes)

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This Southern speciality is guaranteed to always be a hit when served warm and à la mode

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 (28-ounce) can peaches, undrained
  • 3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • milk as needed
4.3/5 (227 Votes)

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Prepare the marinade the night before so that the flavors can soak into this grilled steak

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pound skirt steak, or flank steak, hanger steak or beef heart
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.4/5 (158 Votes)

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A simple but colorful pasta salad that's perfect for potlucks, picnics, or cookouts

  • 1 (16-ounce) package fusilli (spiral) pasta
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 pound salami, cubed
  • 1/4 pound sliced pepperoni, cut in half
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 (10-ounce) can black olives, drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar pimentos, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing
4.5/5 (150 Votes)

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Artichokes, cucumber, roasted bell peppers, hummus, pita chips, greek yogurt, and an olive-herb-lemon zest mixture ...

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 cups 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint or oregano
  • 2 cups fresh parsley leaves, chopped, about 1 large bunch
  • 1/2 cup chopped, pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped jarred roasted red bell peppers, about 14 ounces
  • 2 cups pita chips, crushed, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups prepared hummus
  • 1 cup crumbled feta, about 8 ounces
4.5/5 (135 Votes)

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Your kids will want to eat dirt, and so will you, with this Oreo Dirt cake

  • 1 (14.3-ounce) package of Oreo cookies
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (12-ounce) container of Cool Whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 (3.4-ounce) packages of vanilla or chocolate instant pudding mix
4.4/5 (128 Votes)

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These ribs are so tender, the meat falls off the bone as you take them out of the crockpot! The sauce couldn’t be...

  • 4 pounds ribs of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
4.5/5 (100 Votes)

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No cookout or fish fry would be complete without baked beans as a side dish

  • 2 (28-ounce) cans Bush's 'Country Style, Baked Beans with Bacon & Extra Brown Sugar, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pork and beans, drained (I used Van Camp's)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped, scant 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, chopped, about 1/3 cup
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil, or bacon fat
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup K.C. Masterpiece Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (I used Hunt's)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 or 2 drops liquid smoke, optional (I used Hickory)
  • 1/3 cup crisply cooked and crumbled bacon (or packaged 'Real' bacon pieces)
  • Additional cooked bacon for garnish, optional
4.5/5 (90 Votes)

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All the flavor of banana pudding in a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth candy bark, and it's only 4 ingredients! Perfect t...

  • 1 (11 to 12-ounce) bag white chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • 1/2 cup coarsely broken vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup dried banana slices/chips
4.5/5 (93 Votes)

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As you can see below, the original recipe calls for this to be baked in the oven

  • 4 chicken breasts cut in thirds, about 12 pieces
  • 12 bacon slices
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil
4.5/5 (82 Votes)

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