5 Easy Dishes to Bring to a BBQ This Weekend

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People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child

The only thing I love more than spending quality time with our friends is spending quality time with our friends around some amazing food. Here are five crowd-pleasing recipes that are easy to whip up and take to a get-together, just in time for your Independence Day celebrations.

Skinny 7 Layer Taco Dip – This was a staple at every girls night in, lake day, birthday, and holiday for years in our group. Swap the sour cream for greek yogurt for an extra-creamy dip that packs protein.

The Pioneer Woman’s Fresh Corn and Avocado Salsa – I love making this light fresh salsa for a day in the sun. Sometimes I throw in a can of (rinsed) black beans to give it a little extra substance.

Cheesy Ranch Tater Tots – When my friend, Lauren, brings these to a gathering, it’s like Christmas morning. If you love your family and friends, you will make them these loaded tater tots.

Mini Lemon Blueberry Cheesecakes – You can alter this recipe with different cookie ‘crust’ and toppings. The cream cheese filling is super versatile and super yummy.

BBQ Chicken Cups – This recipe uses refrigerated canned biscuits, meat and cheese, and a cupcake pan to make savory little barbecue muffins. I usually use prepared BBQ pulled chicken or pork to save time, like Curly’s or Lloyd’s.

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17 Comments

  1. 7.23.15
    Rose said:

    Yum!! Makes me want to go on a picnic and whip up all these goodies.

  2. 7.9.15

    Reblogged this on Boluwatife Ayinde's Blog.

  3. 7.6.15

    Great recipes and an amazing quote!

  4. 7.6.15

    what thema do you use on your layout on wordpress?

  5. 7.6.15

    Great Ideas.

  6. 7.5.15
    Carolina E. said:

    All sounds very tasty !!

  7. 7.5.15

    I was dragged in by the quote because I’m a major foodie, it’s actually pretty sad

    https://stylishranter.wordpress.com/

  8. 7.4.15

    Awesome ideas, thanks for sharing! Xx

    -Mikayla
    http://thetastetracker.wordpress.com

  9. 7.4.15

    thanks for posting, so helpful!

  10. 7.4.15
    daniella said:

    OMG cheesy ranch tater tots sound amazing!

  11. 7.3.15

    Love this! These recipes look fantastic!

  12. 7.3.15

    Thank you! These are such great recipe ideas!

  13. 7.3.15

    We’re BBQ addicts…..nothing better on a sunny day.

  14. 7.3.15

    I want some cheesy ranch tatters right now!

  15. 7.2.15

    Great recipes! Thanks for posting!

  16. 7.2.15

    A+ on the Julia Child quote! And great recipes.