Eat Red, White and Blue With 7 Fourth of July Recipes

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It’s that patriotic time of year, and the BlogHer Food community has turned out tons of delicious recipes that celebrate the red, white, and blue. Gussy up your Fourth of July table with a few of these red-, white- and blue-themed recipes.

#1: Patriotic Deviled Eggs

Patriotic Deviled Eggs
Image: Courtesy of Plain Chicken

To give her Patriotic Deviled Eggs a nationalistic hue, Steph from Plain Chicken just peels hard-boiled eggs and soaks them in food coloring and water for a couple of hours.

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#2: Vegan Flag Cake

Vegan Flag Cake
Image: Courtesy of Happy. Healthy. Life.

The time-honored flag cake is given a vegan update by Kathy from Happy. Healthy. Life. To make her Vegan Flag Cake, she bakes a vegan rectangular pound cake and tops it with coconut whip frosting and fresh blueberries and strawberries

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#3: Red, White and Blue Milkshakes

Red, White and Blue Milkshake
Image: Courtesy of Kirbie’s Cravings

To create her Red, White and Blue Milkshake, Jennifer from Kirbie’s Cravings fancied up a vanilla milkshake, topping it with a blueberry slushie and fresh strawberries. Don’t forget a red- and white-striped straw for an extra-festive touch

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#4: Patriotic Popsicles

Patriotic Popsicles
Image: Courtesy of How Does She

It’s easy to make these tricolor Patriotic Popsicles, at least according to the gals at How Does She. All you need is four ingredients (including the popsicles sticks). And for those of you who like to go all-out, there are also tips for making drip guards out of cupcake liners.

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#5: American Flag Fruit Skewers

American Flag Fruit Skewers
Image: Courtesy of Apron Strings

Fruit salad on a stick—that’s exactly how Anne from Apron Strings puts together her American Flag Fruit Skewers. Blueberries, strawberries, and chunks of apple line up for a faithful representation of the stars and stripes.

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#6: Taco Salad Flag

Easy Taco Salad Flag
Image: Courtesy of Family Fresh Meals

Leave it to Corey from Family Fresh Meals to come up with a way to make Easy Taco Salad Flag go all-American. To make a vegetarian version, just swap in soy crumbles for the ground beef.

White Chocolate and Fireworks Popcorn

#7: White Chocolate and Fireworks Popcorn

 White Chocolate and Fireworks Popcorn
Image: Courtesy of I Wash You Dry

White Chocolate and Fireworks Popcorn literally explodes in your mouth, thanks to the red and blue Pop Rocks, that is. Shawn from I Wash You Dry also coats the popcorn in white chocolate, making this a sweet ending for a Fourth of July feast.


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