Happy 4th of July Weekend!

How are you celebrating this weekend? I’m thinking of having a BBQ or two. Although the actual 4th has passed, there is still plenty of time to relax and enjoy this weekend. If you’re thinking that a BBQ sounds like a great idea, here are 2 of my favorite 4th of July recipes.

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The following recipes are adapted from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast: 250 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals All Year Long, From the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living.

4th of July Recipe 1 – BBQ Chicken


  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Molasses
  • 3 Tablespoons Old Style Grained Dijon Mustard
  • 3(ish) Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 3 lbs Chicken (Breasts, Thighs, Drumsticks, Wings – Whatever You Prefer)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • Coarse Salt and Ground Pepper
  • High-Heat Cooking Oil


  1. Simmer hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, light brown sugar, molasses, old style grained dijon mustard, minced garlic, and ketchup over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes. In the meantime, heat the grill to medium.
  2. Toss chicken, vegetable oil, coarse salt, and ground pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Spray the grill grates with high-heat cooking oil. After placing the chicken on the grill, close the grill and cook the chicken, turning it frequently for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Uncover the grill and continue cooking the chicken brushing it frequently with the BBQ sauce and turning it to glaze both sides for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Plate and serve the chicken with the remaining BBQ Sauce. YUM!

4th of July Recipe 2 – Grilled Corn on the Cob

FYI, the corn is a little too charred for my taste in this stock photo.


  • Corn on the Cob
  • Butter
  • Coarse Salt and Ground Pepper
  • Paprika
  • High-Heat Cooking Oil
  • Tin Foil


  1. Shuck the corn – this is a fun activity for kids! Oil the grill grates and preheat the grill to high.
  2. Spread butter onto the corn, lightly coating it, and season to taste with coarse salt, ground pepper, and paprika.
  3. Individually wrap each ear of corn in tin foil.
  4. Place the foil wrapped corn on the grill and cover it. Turn the corn occasionally, cooking it for 15 to 20 minutes. The corn will appear slightly charred and it will be tender when done.
  5. Serve with the BBQ Chicken and enjoy!

Have a great weekend and please let me know what your favorites things to grill are!

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  1. August 20, 2019 / 1:28 am

    Very nice write-up
    Thank you so much!!

  2. July 6, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    I love Martha Stewart, she always puts out some great recipes.

    I’m celebrating the weekend at the beach! Talk about relaxation!

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    • Morgan Celeste
      July 6, 2019 / 1:26 pm

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying it, thanks!

  4. July 5, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    Yum! I could really go for the BBQ chicken right now – save me some? ????
    Wishing you a great 4th of July weekend, from my corner of the UK!
    Caz xx

    • Morgan Celeste
      July 5, 2019 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you so much!!

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