The 4th of July is my favorite holiday: Outside activities, beer, and lots of great food. What more do you want? If you're like me, you've been scheming about what to make for the holiday weekend. We've got some great recipes that need to consider. This year let's skip the chips and go for the grilled okra with chipotle dipping sauce. For a great side dish, you've got to try the mixed potato salad, and for dessert, you need to try the Coca-Cola soft serve ice cream (swoon). Looking for an easy drink idea? Try our 4-ingredient wine sparkler.
(Image credits: Emma Christensen; Michelle Peters-Jones; Coco Morante; Faith Durand; Nealey Dozier; Alice Choi; Sara Kate Gillingham; Maureen Petrosky; Sarah E Crowder)