Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fourth of July Party Tips from the Gilded Lily

Happy Fourth of July! We wanted to share some of our favorite festive, patriotic recipes from around the web. We're excited to get into our kitchens and out into our backyards for the upcoming holiday weekend!

Fourth of July Appetizers

How to Turn a Plain Dip into a Patriotic Appetizer, from Hungry Happenings

4th of July Watermelon Appetizer, from What's Cooking with Ruthie

Fourth of July Honey Shrimp on the Barbie, from Romancing the Bee

Or for a quick shortcut, use our Honey Ginger Teriyaki Sauce from Wine Country Kitchens, $12.75.

Bruschetta Appetizer Tart, from Pillsbury

Or save a few steps with our tasty, convenient Stonewall Kitchen Tomato Herb Bruschetta Spread, $9.95 per jar.

Fourth of July Flag Sandwich, from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Fourth of July Beverages:

Blackberry Gin Fizz, at Epicurious

Red, White and Blue Sangria, from Recipegirl

July 4th Layered Drinks Tutorial, from In Katrina's Kitchen

Festive Fourth of July Desserts:

Glorious Red, White and Blue Cake Recipe, from

For an easy shortcut, use our Barefoot Contessa Red Velvet Layer Cake box mix.

Layered Jell-O for Fourth of July, from Our Best Bites

Simple Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes Recipe, from Simple Girl at Home

Red, White and Blue Candy Apples Recipe, from TidyMom

Patriotic Snow Cones Cupcakes Recipe, from Bakerella

Red, White and Blue Parfaits Recipe, from Martha Stewart

Red, White and Blue Starmallow Cupcakes, at Love From the Oven

Berry Mini Cheesecakes Recipe, at Hoosier Homemade

Stars and Stripes Pie Recipe, at Hoosier Homemade


An American Celebration Menu (Epicurious)

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad (CHOW)

39 4th of July Fireworks Picnic Recipes (CHOW)

Shop at the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee for gourmet foods, cookbooks, aprons, kitchen decor, paper plates, napkins, and other entertaining supplies!

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