If you’re having a fourth of July party – you NEED to have red, white and blue food!
Here are some fun ideas for YOU.


Red, White and Blue Potato Salad (yum!)

dire red white and blue potato salad v 4th Of July Is SWEET! Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked fresh peas, or one 10-ounce package frozen, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled blue cheese (about 6 ounces)


  • Whisk 1/2 cup green onions and next 7 ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and chill dressing. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
  • Place all potatoes in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Sprinkle with salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium, and boil until tender, 10 to 15 minutes (time will vary depending on size and variety of potatoes). Drain and cool to room temperature.
  • Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick slices and place in large bowl. Add dressing, peas, and blue cheese; toss gently. Cover and chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
  • Sprinkle potato salad with paprika and remaining 1/2 cup green onions.

EDIBLE Eagles!  (I really like this one!(another great recipe from Family Fun)

edible2beagle 4th Of July Is SWEET!


1/4 cup white chocolate chips
6 large marshmallows
Finely shredded coconut
Chocolate-covered oreo
6 cashews
Black decorators’ gel

Melt 1/4 cup white chocolate chips according to the package directions.
For each bird, drop a large marshmallow into the melted chocolate, using a spatula to coat it well.
Remove the marshmallow from the chocolate and roll it in finely shredded coconut, leaving one end uncovered.
Immediately set the marshmallow, coconut free end down, atop a chocolate sandwich cookie.
Let the chocolate set a bit, then use a toothpick to make a hole in the side of the marshmallow and insert a cashew for a beak.
Finally, add black decorators’ gel eyes.

Fourth of July KABOBS!  EASY!

fruit marshmallow kabobs 4th Of July Is SWEET!

Supplies for 4th of July Kabobs:

  • skewers, these are 10 inch
  • strawberries, cut up in 4ths
  • mini marshmallows
  • blueberries

Patriotic  Dipped Strawberries!

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1 pint fresh strawberries (approx 12 oz)
4-oz white
Blue sanding sugar or sprinkles

Line a baking sheet or cutting board with wax paper or parchment paper.
Chop up the chocolate roughly with a knife if it is in block form. In a medium-sized, microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Heat it in 45 or 60-second intervals, stirring between each time to ensure that the chocolate is melting evenly and not burning. Meanwhile, place blue sanding sugar into a small bowl and set it aside.
When chocolate is smooth, dip the berries 3/4 of the way into the chocolate, dip the tips into the blue sprinkles, and place on wax paper.
Berries can set at room temperature if you live somewhere cool, otherwise refrigerate them until ready to serve to allow the chocolate to set up.

How about THIS healthy banana/watermelon split?

banana split with a twist recipe photo 420 FF0611JULY A06 4th Of July Is SWEET!

  1. Cut bananas in half lengthwise and place the halves on plates.
  2. Top with watermelon balls formed with an ice-cream scoop.
  3. Add dollops of whipped cream, then sprinkle on berries and chopped nuts or granola.

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