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Recipes for keeping cool on the Fourth

Recipes for keeping cool on the Fourth


Cool off your Fourth of July with recipes submitted by other people from all around the Conference. After all, who knows how to beat the Florida summer heat better than our veteran church foodies? Don't forget to stock the cooler with plenty of ice.

Did we leave out a great recipe? Link to it in the comments below or 
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This watermelon slushy is just perfect for hot summer days, and you can't do a Fourth celebration without watermelon.

Impress everyone with an unexpected treat. It will go great with berries!

Simple, easy to make, and very beach appropriate.

You can toss it together in a pinch. Plus, this recipe is in season.

A good pick to stay cool as a cucumber.

If you're not sold on the Hawaiian Sandwich, you might find these morsels more to your taste.

Avocados have lots of vitamins in them, like Vitamin E, K, C, B6, potassium, etc. But they are higher than other fruit in fat.

This salad is healthy, and it tastes good, too!

The summery taste of basil makes everything better!

Refreshing for a hot Florida summer day.


No-Oven Desserts

Grilling helps keep the kitchen heat minimized, of course. If you’re trying to beat the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and bake dessert. Below are some great dessert choices that don’t require baking!

Did we leave out a great recipe? Link to it in the comments below or click here to submit your recipe to us!


Just three ingredients!

A great side dish at a picnic, especially if you're grilling.

Nutty and good. If you use a graham cracker crust, you don’t need to turn on the oven.

Easy to make!

This winner doesn’t even require cooking on the stovetop.

If you use a pre-baked or graham cracker crust, this is just no-oven deliciousness!


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