5 Festive Recipes For Your Fourth of July Party

If you're like us, you're looking for a celebratory and winning appetizer, main course, side, or dessert to bring to the Fourth of July party. Look no further; we have you covered. From our Family Recipes and Stories Cookbook pages, the most delicious recipes to whip up for a special occasion.. or whenever! With these recipes, you can't go wrong. Let's start with the easiest appetizer yet.

1. BBQ Shrimp

Though Emily Nowell is severely allergic to shrimp, she contributed this recipe for every parent with limited time and for the picky-eater kids. It's simple, packed with flavor, and sure to win at your Fourth of July party.

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2. Mississippi Comeback Sauce 

There's an old saying that if it's smothered, you're covered. Nothing rings more accurate when you taste Mississippi Comeback sauce. It's an answered prayer if you're looking for a sauce that will keep your guests happy and coming back for more. The best news is that it tastes good on practically anything at a Fourth of July cookout, including burgers, hotdogs, and fries. We recommend pairing it with the BBQ Shrimp.

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3.  BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders

Winner, winner, chicken salad dinner! It's your lucky day because we're sharing the easiest and most addicting recipe for BBQ Chicken Salad. Throw this together and watch it be the first appetizer to disappear at a party!

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4. Magic Peach Cobbler Recipe

The Peach Cobbler might be the sweetest delicacy on a Fourth of July table. If it's a good one, it's served at the end of the meal, but it's the talk of the party from the beginning. This family recipe has passed down for generations, and it's sure to build anticipation for the last course!

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 5. Miss Dot's Pound Cake

 Last but certainly not least is the famous pound cake that changed Home Town forever. Miss Dot, a Laurel local and dear friend to the Napiers, introduced this recipe on an episode of Home Town during season five. The internet blew up, and Miss Dot's Pound Cake recipe had a stronghold on kitchens across America for months. To this day, people still search for the recipe. Take a look for yourself!

Read the full recipe here.


This was just a taste of what we have to offer. Discover more tasty southern recipes from your favorite people on Home Town in our Family Recipes & Stories here!