Hello, I'm Kim! Author, Wife, Mother, & Founder of Heart for Dixie.
Instagram Feed
Follow Us

CALL US 205-994-4211


All Fired Up for Fourth of July

My son and future daughter-in-love are headed to Birmingham over the Fourth of July. I am fired up!


It’s time to set a festive table.

turquoise & red

and “fly” our fourth of July colors…

us flag paper napkins

Plan the menu

4th of July Menu

Make a playlist

Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen

Firework – Katy Perry

Made in the USA – Demi Lovato

All American Girl – Carrie Underwood

Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus

Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John

American Pie – Don McLean

American Woman – The Guess Who

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

Free Bird – Lynard Skynard

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

R. O. C. K. in the USA – John Mellancamp

Add a last minute item to the Fourth of July Menu: Tomato Bread

Italian BBQ Bread

Begin with slices of Italian Bread

Tomato Bread Ingredients

Gather butter, a ripe tomato, black pepper and garlic salt.

Buttered Bread

Butter the bread. If you have a fresh garlic clove, you can cut it and rub it on the bread in this step.

slices of tomato

Peel and slice the tomato. Place on the bread.

juicy slices of tomato

Delicious summer tomatoes.

add garlic salt & pepper

Sprinkle generously with garlic salt and pepper. Broil under high heat until edges of bread are brown and crisp.

4th of July Plate


We’ll have sliced watermelon for dessert, play croquet on the lawn and then head out to watch “Thunder on the Mountain,” the best firework display in the south!

All Fired Up for the Fourth of July

Linking with these utterly fabulous parties:

Celebrate Your Story,  Mommy MomentsRustic and Refined,  Coastal Charm,

Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

Inspire Me MondayTalented TuesdayTickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday,

Full Plate ThursdayWork it WednesdayCreative Spark,  Home Matters, Idea Box,

Poofing the Pillows,  Sweet Inspiration,  DIY Sunday ShowcaseGet Your DIY On,

Share it One More Time,


Get a free recipe...
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
We respect your privacy
Kim Burdette

Kim Burdette


  • Avatar

    Mary-the boondocks blog

    July 8, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Kim I’ve never seen tomato bread before. I actually make a variation on it, using toast bread, but with lots of olive oil drizzled on. Those ribs look pretty incredible. And your playlist is perfect! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July. It is always so much fun to go and watch the fireworks. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Inspiration this week. I’ll be pinning and sharing.

  • Avatar

    Miz Helen

    July 3, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I would love the 4th at your house, especially the tomato sandwich. My Grandmother made those for me when I was a young girl, what fond memories. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome menu with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Avatar


    July 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Great menu and pretty patriotic touches. You cannot beat sliced watermelon. Thank you for sharing your feast at DI&DI.

  • Avatar


    July 3, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I love the playlist!

  • Avatar


    June 30, 2016 at 11:22 am

    This all looks so tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my AMAZING Facebook Group with over 300 Members to share easy craft projects and recipes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  • Avatar


    June 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Your menu looks delicious, and I love any occasion that you get to set the table pretty.

  • Avatar


    June 28, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Love your play list Kim! We always sing Born in the USA as loud as we can all throughout the day! Your tomato bread sounds so simply divine- Enjoy your special visit!

  • Avatar

    Laurie at Pride in Photos

    June 28, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    This looks delicious! Happy Fourth…have a great time.

  • Avatar

    Debbie Hughett

    June 28, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Love my daughter-in-love. Congratulations!

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.