10 easy red, white, blue food ideas for July 4th

Patriotic cupcakes

Photo: Real Mom Kitchen

Around this time of the year, people show their patriotism by wanting to celebrate the 4th of July and eat red, white, and blue foods.

Here are some last minute food ideas:

–Red salsa, white bean dip and blue tortilla chips

–Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting topped with fresh blueberries and sprinkles

–Angel food cake topped with strawberries and blueberries and whipped cream

–Blueberry pie with strawberry ice cream a la mode and whipped cream

–A big clear goblet layered with dried blueberries, white yogurt covered raisins, and dried cranberries. If you have a sweet tooth, stick some red licorice out of the top for an extraterrestrial appearance – sprinkle this mixture on top of creamy yogurt or ice cream

–Potato salad made with red potatoes, purple potatoes, and goat cheese crumbles dressed with a lemony vinaigrette

–Mixed berry clafoutis dusted with powdered sugar

–A big wedge of white cheddar cheese surrounded by fresh blueberries and strawberries. Serve with crackers

Red, white, and blue pizzas  – oh so clever!

–Creamy Sparkler – Freeze cranberry juice in an ice cube tray. Freeze blueberry or grape juice in an ice cube tray.  Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of a tall empty glass. Add a few of both colored cubes and top with Sprite or ginger ale and a strawberry. Sip!

The above photo: Patriotic Cupcake and here’s the recipe.

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