July 4th is almost upon us, which means it’s time to break out the star-spangled pool floats and sparklers. To celebrate America’s independence, some might love to watch the fireworks. Others might run a marathon. But our favorite facet of July 4th is the classic American food sure to be at those backyard, park or beach get-togethers! We found myriad vintage July 4th recipes that will transport you back through American history. Although everybody has their own food traditions, you’re bound to spot a few of your family classics in here! Grandma’s desserts, Long Island hot dogs and old-fashioned lemonade made the cut for us. Here are 11 vintage July 4th dishes you shouldn’t skip this Independence Day.
How can you resist using luscious red berries in every summer recipe? This old-fashioned strawberry shortcake is the perfect dessert for your July 4th party.
If any drink screams summer, it’s lemonade. Try a classic lemonade recipe this July 4th!
Are you really celebrating an American holiday if you don’t have potato salad? This recipe uses the classic “skins-on” technique and adds bacon for a savory and creamy dish.
A vintage July 4th celebration isn’t complete without summer barbecue: don’t skimp on the sauce for these brisket sandwiches with quick slaw.
Nothing says “4th of July” like a classic pie. Sparks will fly when you bring this vintage Old Glory American flag-shaped pie to your Independence Day celebration.
Summers at Coney Island are an iconic memory for many Americans. Top off your grilled hot dogs with beefy Coney hot dog sauce.
The best snacks at backyard July 4th parties are portable. You have to be able to move between the pool, kitchen and bean bag toss without going hungry! Fill some red, white and blue cups with old-fashioned caramel corn.
What is more patriotic than enjoying a perfectly cooked hamburger? Get back to your American roots with these smoky grilled burgers.
Deviled eggs are a simple, yet scrumptious, vintage appetizer to bring to any July 4th party.
Red, white and blue meringues are the light, aesthetically appealing dessert you need this Independence Day.
Put a spicy twist on the classic bacon-wrapped date recipe this year. This recipe advocates for the celebration of goat cheese and jalapeño this 4th of July.