Go Fourth All-American Fare

All-American fare consisting of spirited sips, bbq bites, and Fourth of July dessert delights await patriotic preparation.


Country Living Magazine – Photography by Steven Randazzo

Patriotic picnic provisions.


Cotton Napkins, Buffalo Check Plaid

3ct Checkered Scrunchies by hildie & jo

Summer White Star Basket With Handle

Royal Norfolk Blue Floral Dinner Plate

The Pioneer Woman Heritage Floral Round Bowl

Biltmore® Chateau Serving Platter

Summer Mini Glitter Berry Wreath

Mainstays Unscented Decorative Mottled Pillar Candles Set

Staub Tomato Mini Stoneware Cocotte

These tasty, easy, and 4th of July spectacular recipes can be found by clicking on the link below each image.

Let’s fire up the all-American fare flavor!

bluecoat-rwb-pThe Bluecoat Red White and Blue Gin and Tonic Recipe

Refreshing beverages of the leaded and/or unleaded kind kick off the festivities.

Red, White & Blue Sparkling Juice

Red, White & Blue Sparkling Juice Recipe

Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe

Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe


Triple Berry Sparklers Recipe

Burgers, barbecued chicken, corn dogs and ribs fire up the crowd and the grill.

swiss_mushroom_burger_22-685x1024Swiss Mushroom Burgers Recipe

Barbecued Picnic Chicken

Barbecued Picnic Chicken Recipe

State fair approved corn dogs.

corn dogs

Corn Dogs Recipe

BBQ Ribs with Mopping Sauce

BBQ Ribs with Mopping Sauce Recipe


Summer Hoppin’ John Salad Recipe

The taste of home is well-represented.

pickled-tomatoesPickled Tomatoes Recipe

No photo to share, but trust me on this one; Sue and Gloria’s Baked Beans with Pineapple recipe is all-American fare spectacular.

baked-beans-recipeSue and Gloria’s Baked Beans with Pineapple


4 (16 oz) cans baked beans

1 (20 oz) can drained crushed pineapple

1 cup molasses

1 cup bbq sauce

2 tablespoons or yellow mustard brown mustard

6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon

1 (6 oz) can crushed French fried onions

1 tablespoon hot sauce

2 teaspoons garlic powder

So, here’s the deal- I got this recipe for Sue and Gloria’s Baked Beans with Pineapple from an episode of Paula’s Home Cooking and tried it out for the great Fourth of July camping trip of 2008.

Oven baking is not always camping convenient, but the 7 qt. slow cooker I brought from home sure is.

Easy assemble of the recipe ingredients while drinking coffee in the morning matches the easy, slow, and low 6-8 hours cooking time until the goodness comes together for dinner.

If you prefer to oven bake this recipe, you’ll find the instructions by clicking the link above.

All-American Fare Kentucky Butter CakeKentucky Butter Cake Recipe

Kentucky Butter Cake will be the featured dessert placed front and center on our Fourth of July celebration dessert table.


My paternal grandmother copied the above recipe for pound cake from the Knoxville News Sentinel newspaper years ago.

Delightful as her copied recipe is, I’ve adjusted the recipe and cooking time & temp just a smidge to better suit the taste of the baker.


Grandmother Willie’s Pound Cake Recipe


2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

3 cups sugar

6 large eggs, room temperature

3 Tablespoons vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons almond extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon mace

¾ cup heavy whipping cream


Generously spray tube pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer at medium-high speed until combined.  Add eggs, one at a time and mix to incorporate.  Add vanilla extract, almond extract, and mace; mixing well.

In separate large bowl whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add ½ the dry flour mixture to creamed butter and sugar mixture. Mix to combine. Pour in ½ of the heavy whipping cream mixing to combine.


Finish this step with remaining flour mixture and then ending with remaining heavy whipping cream. Spoon batter into sprayed tube pan, and place in cold oven.


Turn oven to 325°; bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 75 minutes. Allow cake to cool in tube pan before turning out onto cake plate.


Top with a generous scoop of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream or my favorite, Mayfield Signature Vanilla ice cream.

Mayfield signature vanilla ice cream

Garnish cocktails, punches, salads, and desserts with fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries for a true red, white, and blue all-American fare taste.


Ice cream goes so good with summer and slow cooker peach cobbler.

slow cooker peach cobbler

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe

Atlantic Beach Pie

Atlantic Beach Pie Recipe

Celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family over good food and good old fun is a let freedom ring and the good times roll summer tradition.

Go fourth and enjoy!


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