How to Set Up a Patriotic Produce Platter

The kid in you is about to have a field day because we’re giving you an excuse to play with your food. If you’re planning a backyard BBQ, Fourth of July picnic, or just need a patriotic dish to snack on this weekend, why not set it up in the shape of a flag? You’ll be so inspired that you won’t even ask your friends to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance when they start snacking.

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A New Way to Ice Cube

It’s hot and you deserve a cold drink. The problem? Plain ice cubes are so 2014. This year it’s all about the fruit cubes. (Remember our watermelon ice recipe? Life changing.) These berry wonderful cubes can be made with your favorite fruit, but we thought it would be a crime not to make them red, white, and blue just in time for The Fourth.

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Red, White, and Pizza

If you didn’t think pizza could be your next go-to food for your Fourth of July BBQ, think again. This version has everything that makes pizza great—an entire bag of cheese, golden crust, and bacon—and nothing that makes pizza awful (which is nothing). Even better: It looks like an American Flag. God bless America, indeed.

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Patriotic Lobster Dish

Lobster Meal

Lobster Meal

Ed note. Nothing says summer to me more than wild lobster! Maybe it’s fond memories of family trips to Maine and enjoying a lobster roll or two.

In any case, getting together with loved ones is the best part of any Fourth of July celebration. That’s why I think Anna’s dish described below combines the best of the holiday: timeless memories and a great meal to enjoy with friends and family!

This year, I am taking my Independence Day celebration up a notch. Instead of the standard barbecue and beer event I usually host or attend, I was inspired to make a meal full of red, white, and blue!

My guests are sure to enjoy this new color-themed cuisine. To include foods of each of our country’s patriotic colors, I created this combination of taste and excitement:…

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Fun Festive Ideas for July 4th Celebrations


Star Spangled Cupcakes are fun for Independence Day parties.

I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate the Fourth of July.  Any excuse for good food and great company is fine by me!

Since the holiday occurs in the summer, there are so many fresh red, white, and blue fruits available to make easy, but beautiful and tasty, desserts.

So read on for a few ideas I gathered together to help you celebrate Independence Day in patriotic style!…

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