I’m taking the day off and swimming with my daughter and her best friend. Maybe, if I can convince myself the water isn’t too cold. Anyway, my great friend Becca is here to help me out by sharing 10+ Perfectly Patriotic 4th of July Recipes with you today.
With the 4th of July holiday just around the corner, you may be scrambling to put together your holiday menu plan. These patriotic 4th of July recipes are all red, white, and blue to give you recipe inspiration and encouragement to bring out your inner patriot!
Hi everyone! I’m Chef Becca from It’s Yummi, and I’m so happy to be here sharing recipes with you today. I’m a trained chef, but because of some health struggles I’ve had, I’m unable to work in a commercial kitchen. My website has been a way for me to keep creating recipes without it being so taxing on my body. I’m admittedly a pretty lazy chef. I primarily use all-natural foods without lots of processed chemicals in them, but when it comes to cooking time, I like to take shortcuts in the kitchen whenever possible, so you’ll find lots of slow cooker recipes on my site.
I’m not very big on decorating the house and having big parties for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, or most of the other holidays during the year, but there’s a huge soft spot in my heart for the 4th of July. My dad and older brother both served in the U.S. Navy, and my younger brother has made a career out of his activity in the Navy. He’s currently a ranked Captain and he works at the Pentagon, so I’m filled with a lot of love and pride for the patriotic holidays and for all things red, white, and blue.
I guest posted for Bernadette around this same time 2 years ago, when I shared my patriotic cheesecake parfait recipe with you.
Since that time, she’s created her own patriotic treat; these chocolate French vanilla coffee cupcakes, and I’ve added some fun patriotic 4th of July recipes to my own website, too.
Back in the early days of my blogging, I made fun “fully loaded” recipes like my Patriotic “Old Glory” Cupcakes. That recipe called for doctoring up a boxed cake mix because, well… I’m a lazy chef! A couple of years ago, I started making healthier recipes in an effort to help me shed some excess pounds, so patriotic 4th of July recipes like my Fireworks Orzo Salad and Quinoa Fruit Salad made appearances.
Here are some more perfectly patriotic 4th of July recipes for you to enjoy!
Twizzler Firecracker Cupcakes from Tastes of Lizzy T – Completely adorable, with licorice garnish that looks like exploding fireworks.
Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza from Cooking with Curls – Fresh blueberries and strawberries layered on a cookie crust.
Star Spangled Popsicles from The View from Great Island – Layers of red, white and blue, these look just like an American flag. I fell hard in love!
American Flag Doughnuts from The First Year Blog – These doughnuts are almost too adorable to eat!
Red White and Blue Cheesecake Mousse from Very Culinary – I’m a bit obsessed with cheesecake, so I was ready to do a face plant into this dessert.
Chocolate Cookie Candy Pretzel Bark from A Family Feast – Crunchy, sweet, and filled with patriotic flair. This no-bake treat is a must make.
Firecracker Cupcakes from It’s Yummi – These firecracker look-a-likes are filled with Pop Rocks candy, so they tickle your tongue when you take a bite
Patriotic White Chocolate Strawberries from Yummy Healthy Easy – Fresh strawberries are coated with white chocolate and blue sprinkles. Easy & fun
Red White and Blue Layered Jello Stars from The Redhead Baker – Layers of red, white, and blue gelatin are cut into star shapes. A crowd pleaser!
Patriotic Quinoa Salad from It’s Yummi – Quinoa, strawberries, and blueberries are tossed with a citrus vinaigrette. This is a solid 10 on the yum scale!
Hey, if you want even more 4th of July recipes, come on over to Pinterest, and you’ll find my Red, White, and Blue Recipes board, along with 140 more recipe-loaded boards (yes, I’m a bit obsessed with Pinterest.)