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JULY 4th: Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks & Snacks

July 4th is the one holiday where you can make everything (except meat) red, white and blue.

Our collection of recipes follows, starting with a new one:
 
 
RECIPE: RED, WHITE & BLUE STRIPED (LAYERED) COCKTAIL

Ingredients For 1 Drink

  • 1½ parts vodka
  • 1 part watermelon schnapps
  • ½ part cranberry juice
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • ¼ part blue Curaçao
  • Club soda
  • Garnish: 3 watermelon cubes
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    Preparation

    1. BUILD the drink in a rocks glass. Create the red layer by adding watermelon schnapps and cranberry juice over ice (or no ice, if a shot).

    2. CREATE the white layer: Carefully add the lemon juice, simple syrup and vodka.

    3. CREATE the blue layer. Very carefully layer the blue Curaçao to create the color separation, and gently top with soda.

    4. GARNISH with fresh watermelon cubes on a cocktail pick.
     
     
    INDEPENDENCE DAY BREAKFAST RECIPES

  • Red Velvet Pancakes (recipe)
  • Red, White & Blueberry Muffins (recipe)
  • Poached Eggs or Egg White Omelet With A Side Of Red & Blue Berries
  • Super Easy Waffles
  • Yogurt Parfait With Star-Shaped Toast (recipe)
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    INDEPENDENCE DAY SIDE & MAIN DISH RECIPES

  • Apple Ginger Cole Slaw (recipe)
  • Blue Cheese & Red Vegetables (recipes)
  • Chilled Raspberry Soup With Blueberries(recipe)
  • Firecracker Macaroni & Cheese (recipe)
  • Hot Dog Firecrackers
  • Patriotic Cheeseburger (recipe)
  • Red, White & Blue Potato Salad (recipe
  • Star-Shaped Sandwich Skewers (recipe)
  • Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers (recipe)
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    INDEPENDENCE DAY SNACK RECIPES

  • American Flag Crudité Plate (recipe)
  • American Flag Fruit Skewers (photo)
  • Bacon Flag Pizza (recipe)
  • Bald Eagle Cheese Ball
  • Cheese American Flag (recipe)
  • Marshmallow Pops (recipe)
  • Red, White & Blue Ice Pops (recipe)
  • Red, White & Blue Popcorn (recipe)
  • Star-Shaped Tortilla Chips & Salsa
  • Stuffed Celery (recipe)
  • Super Easy Charcuterie Plate
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    INDEPENDENCE DAY DESSERTS

  • American Flag Cookies
  • American Flag Brownie Ice Cream Cake)
  • American Flag Pie
  • Blueberry Cherry Pie With Stars & Stripes Top
  • Blueberry & Strawberry Yogurt Pops
  • Ice Cream With Holiday Sprinkles
  • Oreo Cookie Balls
  • Mixed Berries With Cheese Stars
  • Red, White & Blue Cheesecake
  • Red, White & Blue Frosted Layer Cake
  • Red, White & Blueberry Layer Cake
  • Pavlova Meringue
  • Red, White & Blue Grilled Angel Food Cake
  • Red, White & Blue Angel Food Cupcakes
  • Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cones
  • Red, White & Blue Jell-O Firecrackers
  • Red, White & Blue Parfaits
  • Red, White & Blue Shortcake
  • Red, White & Blue Tartlets
  • Red, White & Blue Whoopie Pies
  • Triple Berry Biscuit Shortcake
  • Stars & Stripes Toll House Cookies
  • Strawberry & Blueberry Parfait
  • Red Velvet, White & Blue Cupcakes
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    INDEPENDENCE DAY COCKTAILS

  • Lady Liberty Sangria
  • Red, White & Blue Frozen Drink Cocktail
  • Red, White & Blue Ice Cubes
  • Red, White & Blue Layered Cocktail
  • Red, White & Blue Layered Pousse Cafe
  • Red, White & Blue Striped Cocktail
  • Red, White & Blue Shots
  • Red, White & Blue Soft Drinks & Cocktails
  • Star-Shaped Ice Cubes
  • Red, White & Blue Tall Tequila
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    NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

  • Homemade Lemonade With Red & Blue Berries
  • Lady Liberty Lemonade
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    [1] Layered cocktail or shot. The recipe is at left (photo © Svedka Vodka).

    Red, White & Blue Yogurt Parfait
    [2] Yogurt breakfast parfait with star-shaped toast. Here’s the recipe from Smuckers (photo © Smucker’s).


    [3] Red, white and blue potato salad. Here’s the recipe from U.S. Potato Board (photo © USA Potato Board).


    [4] You can fill these mini-sandwiches with anything from PB&J to chicken liver mousse and fig jam. Here’s the recipe (photo © Smucker’s).


    [5] Red, white and blue angel food cupcakes. Here’s the recipe (photo © Go Bold With Butter).


    [6] Red, White & Blueberry Shortcake. Here’s the recipe (photo © Driscoll’s).

  • Lemonade With A Blueberry & Raspberry Cocktail Pick
  • Red, White & Blue Iced Tea
  • Red, White & Blueberry Lemonade
  • Spicy Hot Lemonade
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