Celebrating the 4th of July

Celebrate America’s Birthday this year with 2019’s best bbq recipes yet! Incorporate our proud red, white and blue colors into your cuisine from clothing & food all the way down to setting the table. Let us show you some of our favorite #patriotic Denby dishes.

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Celebrate America’s Birthday this year with 2019’s best BBQ recipes yet! Incorporate our proud red, white and blue colors into your cuisine from clothing & food all the way down to setting the table. Read more on some of our favorite #patriotic dishes.

Bring in some deliciousness from Kansas with Kansas-style ribs that are steamed in the oven for an hour and a half before being grilled to perfection! Add a tangy, tomato-based barbecue sauce that is a summer-time favorite perfect for all your bbq meals. Check it out below!

TIP: To make your #colorfulcuisines pop even more, use our White by Denby Dinnerware Collection & make it happen!


  • RIBS:
  • Packed Dark brown sugar
  • 3 tsp. Sweet Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Celery Seed
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Chipotle Chile Powder
  • Salt 
  • 4 rack St. Louis-style Pork Ribs
  • 2 c. Boiling Water
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 c. Packed Dark Bown Sugar
  • Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Tomato Paste
  • 3 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Mustard Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Allspice
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 c. Hot Water


Prepare Ribs: In large bowl, combine sugar, paprika, mustard, celery seed, onion powder, garlic powder, chipotle chile powder, and 1 tablespoon salt. In 2 large (17″ by 13″) roasting pans, place ribs. Rub spice mixture all over ribs; arrange ribs overlapping in pans. Cover pans and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

Prepare Sauce: In 4-quart saucepan, combine tomato puree, sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, chipotle chile powder, allspice, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Heat to boiling on high, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover partially and simmer 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cool completely in pan. Pour 1 1/4 cups sauce into serving bowl and stir in hot water; reserve.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover ribs and add 1 cup boiling water to each pan. Cover pans tightly with foil. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes or until tender. Uncover ribs and transfer to large serving platter.

Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling on medium. Place ribs on hot grill grate, bone side down, and cook 2 minutes. Brush with sauce in pan and turn ribs over; cook 5 minutes. Repeat brushing and turning 2 more times, cooking ribs an additional 10 minutes.

Cut racks into single-rib portions and arrange on platter. Serve immediately with reserved sauce.

Who doesn’t love pizza, especially for celebrating America’s birthday! Pizza is usually baked in an oven but try grilling it and you won’t regret it! The Grilled White House Pizza is a veggie pizza created for those who don’t or can’t enjoy meat dishes. Checkout our Studio Blue Collection for some more inspiration!

TIP: Sweet potatoes add a very nice texture to any pizza plus they’re delicious with tomato sauce – Cristeta Cornerford and Sam Kass, executive chef and assistant chef of the White House


  • White Hamon sweet potatoes
  • 2 Small Eggplants
  • 2 tsp. Red Peppers
  • 1/2 c. Olive Oil
  • Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 lb. Frozen Pizza Dough
  • 1 1/2 c. Tomato Sauce (your own recipe or store-bought)
  • 3 c. shredded Low-Fat Mozzarella
  • Fresh Basil


Heat a grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, toss vegetables with ¼ cup olive oil and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill in batches until softened but still crunchy,about 10 minutes for sweet potatoes, 8 minutes for eggplants and peppers. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Roll out dough to two 9-by-18-inch pizzas, about 1/8-inch thick. Brush one side of each pizza with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill with oiled side facedown on grates for 9 minutes. Brush other side of pizzas with remaining olive oil, then flip and grill until cooked through, about 9 minutes more. Spread tomato sauce over pizzas and top with grilled vegetables followed by mozzarella. Close grill cover, or tent with aluminum foil, until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Garnish with basil.

Keep your audience in awe with your dessert right before they leave the best way to keep hosting 4th of July every year, am I right? Continue being patriotic with a July 4th S’mores Dip, yum! This recipe is so easy to make and everyone would leave with a smile on their face.


  • 4 sheets of Hershey’s Chocolate
  • 19 Marshmallows
  • 1 c. of Water
  • 1 c. of Red, White, & Blue Sanding Sugar
  • Graham Crackers, for serving


Preheat oven to 450°. In a square glass pan, place a layer of Hershey’s to cover the bottom of the pan. Dip 5 marshmallows in water and roll them in blue sanding sugar. Place on parchment paper to dry. Repeat this process to make 6 red marshmallows and 8 white marshmallows. Using kitchen shears, cut each marshmallow in half. Place marshmallows cut side down on the chocolate to form a flag. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes and serve with graham crackers.

Rebecca – @homemakershabitat – http://www.homemakershabitat.com

Studio Blue is the absolute best when it comes to celebrating our country’s birthday! This collection allows your delicious delights to stand out in the crowd and leaving your guests wanting more. So get to grillin’ and setting that table because your party will be the best party of 2019!

For more 4th of July Tablescape Inspiration, head on over to @homemakershabitat on Instagram and be sure to follow. Also, you can click on the image above to learn more about her infamous popcorn recipe for 4th of July.

TIP: If you love to enter giveaways, go to @homemakershabitat on Instagram and enter to win a set of our Studio Blue Collection for FREE!

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