10 red, white, and blue foods for a July 4th party

If you're like us, you looked at a calendar recently and realized that Fourth of July barbecue you've been planning is coming sooner than you thought.

We had this every Fourth of July, Memorial Day, block party, etc. Blueberry kuchen was served for any warm-weather holiday or occasion. This sweet fruit tart is perfect for summer.

Blueberry kuchen

Red, white-ish, and blue colours are easy to achieve with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, cherries, white peaches, and watermelon.

Red, white and blue fruit salad

Tasty Oven's July 4th themed board recipe includes watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, pepperoni, salami, mozzarella pearls, white cheddar, and mini marshmallows and M&Ms.

Festive charcuterie board

Dessert Now Dinner Later offers a simple how-to on a no-bake dessert with 15-minute prep time. Kids and adults will love these appetisers or desserts.


Blueberries, raspberries, and frosting make up Ina Garten's "Flag Cake" recipe.
This cake takes 45 minutes to prepare and 6 1/4 sticks of butter for the cake and frosting. Who's counting? It serves 20-24.
Garten has shared this "perfect cake" at all-American celebrations.

Flag-themed cake

If you're short on time or baking confidence, use a pre-made pie crust. Pillsbury, a pie dough and crust manufacturer, has a recipe on its website using pre-made crusts, cherry pie filling, milk, and sugar.

Cherry pie

This recipe requires sticks, moulds, and a blender. Once you have the supplies, these are easy to assemble, freeze, and enjoy (strawberries, blueberries, coconut milk, and sugar).

Red, white and blue popsicles

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