July Fourth Inspiration + HM #238

July Fourth is the time to celebrate America with recipes, games, & decor ideas! Plus linkup at Home Matters. #julyfourth #independenceday #homemattersparty

July Fourth Inspiration + HM #238

Happy Birthday, America! The gals of Home Matters are helping you get ready for the best birthday bash celebrating our great nation. We’ve gathered loads of ideas and inspiration to go along with your fireworks and family traditions. So let’s all have a happy and safe July Fourth!

 

12 Backyard Games for the Best July Fourth Party from Jessica @ Six Clever Sisters

 

Super Easy July Fourth Decor – Patriotic Lanterns and More from Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

 

DIY American Flag Backdrop and More Decor Ideas from Dee DeeChasing a Better Life

 

17 Star-Spangled Recipes for July Fourth from LorelaiLife With Lorelai

July Fourth Inspiration Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Summertime Fruit Salads

Next Week’s Theme: Game Day Food Ballpark Party



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Dip-dyed Sunglass Pouch with FREE Crochet Pattern from Alexandra @ Knotions

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Sheet Pan Fajitas – Steak Fajitas Recipe from Sarah @ Must Have Mom

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Flag Layer Cake from Cindy @ Cindy’s Online Recipe Box

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Easy Summer Salads Menu Plan from Melissa @ Blessed Simplicity

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Pineapple Dream Dessert from Stephanie @ Spaceships and Laserbeams

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17 Star-Spangled Recipes For Patriotic Holidays

A roundup of patriotic-themed food. Find savory foods, sweets, and drinks great for celebrating the holidays with star-spangled recipes. #PatrioticHolidayFoods

 

17 Star-Spangled Recipes

For Celebrating Patriotic Holidays

 

Don’t you just love all those summer barbecues? Getting together with family and friends to celebrate, relax, and have some fun is always something  to look forward to. And with summer, comes the start of the patriotic holidays season. That means it is time to pull out your red, white, and blue — in decor and food!

Today, I’m sharing some fantastic ideas to carry the patriotic theme through the food you will be serving. These make great additions  to any BBQ or party. You will love these delicious star-spangled recipes.

Star-Spangled Recipe Roundup

Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad from Life With Lorelai

 

Summer Berry Pitcher Mojitos from Erica @ The Crumbly Cupcake

 

Patriotic Cones from Cathy @ Noble Pig

 

4th of July Firecracker Dogs from Angela @ Handmade In The Heartland

 

American Berry Pie from Land O Lakes

 

Red Whit and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles from Sue @ The View From Great Island

 

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries from Christin @ Spicy Southern Kitchen

 

Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispy Treats from Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

 

Fourth of July Dessert Dipped Pretzels from Jill @ The 36th Avenue

 

 

Red, White, and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies from Kelly @ Just A Taste

 

4th of July Scones Recipe from Amy @ The Idea Room

 

Red, White, and Blue Frozen Bananas from Nancy @ Two Sisters Crafting

 

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries from MelanieMelanie Cooks

 

Buzzed Cherry Bombs from Laurie @ Frosting And A Smile

 

Fireworks Cookies and Cream Cookies from Jocelyn @ Inside BruCrew Life

 

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Salad from Donna & Chad @ The Slow Roasted Italian

 

Red, White, and Blue Layered Drink for Kids from Carrie @ Eating On A Dime

 

 

There is something for eveyone, right? Kids and adults alike will enjoy these patriotic food ideas. They are perfect for Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, or anytime. Celebrate America and Old Glory with these red, white, and blue star-spangled recipes!

 

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Roasted Red Potato & Bell Pepper Side Dish Recipe

Roasted Red Potato & Bell Pepper Recipe

A Simple and Tasty Side Dish

 

This recipe is incredibly simple, yet the flavors and aromas are amazing. I served this along side my Italian Stuffed Chicken (watch for the recipe coming soon), and Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolias.

The peppery arugula with the fresh tomatoes and nutty crunch of pignolias is a healthy and delicious way to round out the meal.

Roasted Red Potato and Bell Pepper is the perfect side dish with Italian Stuffed Chicken as they can cook side-by-side in the oven. Both dishes share the bell pepper ingredient, so there are no worries about what to do with any left-over peppers.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Red Potatoes, Bell Pepper, Italian Herbs Seasoning, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. That’s it. It couldn’t be any simpler.

 

Directions:

Chop the Red Potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Cut the Bell Pepper into small strips. Toss potatoes and pepper in a large bowl with a little Olive Oil and  Italian Herbs Seasoning, Salt, and Pepper to taste. How quick and easy is that?!

Place in a 400° F oven for about 30 to 40 minutes.

This dish is the perfect oven companion for the Italian Stuffed Chicken. I used red bell peppers, because that is what my other recipe called for, but you can use any color or colors you choose.

Roasted Red Potato and Bell Pepper Side Dish–a simple and tasty recipe.

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