My friends (admittedly myself included) are about as indecisive as, well, I’m not quite sure… So when it came to Fourth of July plans we considered a road trip to Austin, camping in Oklahoma, a flight to LA, going to my parent’s lake house outside Kansas City, and then we settled on staying in Dallas. That’s right, because we couldn’t decide.
The great thing about the 4th is you only need friends, food, sparklers and a lot of red and blue to make for the perfect day. If there’s one thing I still like to plan out it’s a menu, and serving up stars and stripes is the thing to do on the Fourth of July. Here are 7 patriotic recipes from brilliant food bloggers that prove it.
Now if I could just pick which one I want to make…
SugarHero came to the rescue with the most amazing looking American Flag cake. It’s not only a great patriotic centerpiece for a festive get together, it will satisfy any sweet tooth with over a dozen red, white, and blue layers. That’s one big slice of American pride.
These whole-wheat waffles from Two Peas and Their Pod are garnished with blueberries, strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. It’s the perfect healthy and patriotic kick-start to any 4th of July celebration.
For anyone living where it’s ridiculously hot (Hello, Dallas!) this refreshing fruit salad is a great addition to any 4th of July meal. “We’ve got American flag colors, we’ve got refreshing watermelon – all around ideal for a picnic or barbecue in the middle of a heat wave,” says Erica Foulser, the blogger behind Coffee & Quinoa.
Originally from Guyana, the blogger Jehan Can Cook, is serving up American patriotism in this sweet, salty, and simple Fourth of July appetizer. It’s a festive way to get any Independence Day party started.
Forget the forks for dessert! It’s hard to turn down an ice cream sandwich, especially if it’s as cute as these star shaped Independence Day treats. Brenda Score, from farmgirl’s dabbles, says that deliciousness is meant to be shared. These are the perfect complement to a backyard barbeque.
Putting anything in Mason Jars is officially a thing – so this trendy patriot treat from My Baking Addiction immediately caught my eye. Talk about the perfect picnic treat for the 4th!
Amy Locurto, the blogger behind Living Locurto, shows getting patriotic with a party tray is as easy as placing your veggies in the shape of a flag. It’s a simply smart way to show off stars and stripes.