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Jul 4, 2014
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Red, White and Blue Fourth of July Dishes

Get patriotic at your Independence Day celebration with these colorful recipes including pancakes, smoothies and whoopie pies!

Happy Fourth of July! It’s time to honor the birth of our country with family and friends. Use red, white and blue to make a memorable holiday celebration for your family! Begin with red, white and blue pancakes for breakfast. Then for lunch, make red, white and blue homemade tortillas, and for dessert make red, white and blue whoopie pies. These are just a few of the many fun ways to create a fun family celebration all day long!

 

Red, White and Blue Pancakes

Start your holiday off with these red, white and blue pancakes from Betty Crocker. Use Bisquick pancake mix and food coloring to pull off this colorful breakfast. Put whipped cream between the pancakes for sweetness – and for a layer of white between the red and blue!

 

Patriotic Strawberry Blueberry Cream Smoothies

Healthy and festive! Create the bottom red layer of this drink using strawberries, honey and milk. The next layer is simply milk, honey and ice cubes. The final layer of these patriotic strawberry blueberry cream smoothies from Daily Dish Recipes is made with blueberries, honey, milk and ice cubes. Finish off with toothpicks with blueberries stuck on one end.

 

Red, White and Blue Homemade Tortillas

This lunch meal will take some time to put together but it's fun to make these homemade red, white and blue tortillas from The Old Hen with your kids. Start by mixing up tortilla dough using flour, salt, baking powder, shortening and water. Divvy up the dough and add red and blue food coloring to some of the dough before creating balls. Roll out the dough into circles and bake on a skillet.

 

Independence Sandwich Bread

Swirl together red, blue and regular dough to form this independence sandwich bread from Dough Puncher. Slice up the bread to make Fourth of July sandwiches for a family picnic before the fireworks begin.

 

Red, White and Blueberry Skewers

These easy red, white and blueberry skewers from Make and Takes include just three ingredients. Put kids on skewer duty to put together these treats that can be for either a snack or a dessert. Make the skewers red, white and blue using strawberries, mini marshmallows and blueberries.

 

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

Finish of your Fourth of July celebrations with these red, white and blue whoopie pies from Baking Bites. You'll get plenty of cheers when you serve these sweets at your holiday gathering.

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