How to Make Your Party Red, White, and Blue on Fourth of July

July 3, 2014 6:00 am
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What better way to celebrate your country’s independence than by delicious food?

Try these simple red, white, and blue recipes and enjoy the holiday!

Drinks:

Katrina’s Kitchen gave us a great idea for a kid-friendly and USA-approved drink.

Top off with a Fourth of July themed straw and your drinks will be the talk of the town!

Katrina's Kitchen

In Katrina’s Kitchen

Snacks:

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
We tweaked Love From The Oven‘s Valentine’s Day recipe for some easy Fourth of July fun.
To melt down the white chocolate, place the chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Remove the bowl and stir. The chips should melt as you stir, but if the consistency is still not smooth, microwave for another 15 seconds and stir again.
Once the chocolate is smooth, coat the pretzels with as much or as little chocolate as you would like, drizzle with red and blue sprinkles for that patriotic flare, and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper to dry, which can take up to 24 hours.

Love From The Oven

Love From The Oven

Fruit Salad
What could be easier than making a patriotic fruit salad? All you have to do it cut up your favorite red berries (strawberries, raspberries), add blueberries and a banana, lightly mix and you’re ready to go!
If you really want to impress your friends, try the Iovine Brother‘s Fourth of July fruit kabob! Not only is it easy to serve, it is a tasty replica of the beautiful American flag!

Iovine Brothers

Iovine Brothers

Main Eating:

Red, White, and Blue Burger
All good Fourth of July parties need a good burger and All Recipes has a delicious — and easy — version of a red, white and blue burger. All you need is 2 pounds of ground beef sirloin, 1 red onion (diced), 1 ounce (1/2 a package) of dry ranch salad dressing mix, and 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese.
Lightly mix together the ground sirloin, onion, ranch salad dressing mix, and blue cheese in a bowl. Form into 6 patties. Over medium-high heat, grill the patties about 5 minutes on each side or until your desired temperature is reached. Place on a bun and enjoy!

All Recipes - Corpus Christi

All Recipes – Corpus Christi

Pasta Salad
This recipe is one for the fearless.
Instead of making your typical pasta salad, The Instructables spice it up by adding blue food coloring to the boiling water before adding the noodles. Once the water is a consistent shade of blue, add the noodles and cook normally. Once you drain the noodles, rinse with room temperature water and you have blue noodles!
Add tomatoes, feta cheese, and your favorite Italian dressing and this pasta salad is ready to impress.

Treats:

Red, White, Blue Cupcakes
Nothing is simpler than buying your favorite box of vanilla cake mix, following the instructions on the back and having a delicious result. But for America, we like to spice it up a bit more — don’t worry it’s still just as easy!
Once the batter is mixed, simply separate it into three different bowls as equally as possible. Add red food coloring to one bowl and blue to another. Then, when filling the cupcake liners, layer a spoonful of each color.
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If you want to get even more creative with the layers, check out Grin and Bake It for some fun ideas.
Follow the baking instructions on the box and top off with some delicious vanilla frosting.

Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie treats
We got this idea from YouTube blogger Missglamorazzi’s Beach Party tutorial, altering the color and measurements to make this tasty treat as patriotic as possible.
The rice krispie mix is super easy — just add two cups of rice krispie cereal, two tbsp of peanut butter, and 1/4 of a cup of honey and mix well.
Make three separate batches add blue food coloring to one batch and red to another. Once the food coloring is mixed in, press the red mix in place along the outside of the bowl.

Missglamorazzi YouTube

Missglamorazzi YouTube

Follow with the white, then the blue. Refrigerate for 24 hours and you’re ready to go!


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