9 Patriotic Recipes to Make This July

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July Fourth is a holiday for fireworks, family… and really delicious food.

It may not be the healthiest food out there, but whatever. We’re celebrating our freedom here, people.

It’s okay to do so by celebrating your freedom from any calorie restrictions for one day well.

With that in mind, consider the following red, white and blue-inspired recipes when planning your next barbecue:

  1. Red, White, and Blue Whoopee Pies Recipe
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    • Happy almost 4th of July! It’s hard for me to imagine that some of you live in places where you can’t buy fireworks. How is that even real life? I’ve lived in Arkansas for over 20 years now, and I’ve gotten so used to the abundance of fireworks stands that set up shop every year at …
  2. Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
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    • This creamy Greek pasta salad is a mash-up of many dishes:  pasta salad, Greek salad, and creamy Italian dressing.  The pasta salad is amazing, but the dressing is really what gets me excited. The dressing tastes like the creamy Italian dressing at Olive Garden, but it’s better since you know exactly what is in it.  …
  3. Healthy Potato Salad Recipe
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    • Ever try Vegenaise? It’s wicked tasty, and vegan to boot. I’m not vegan though, so I have this bad habit of bastardizing it by mixing it with things like eggs. I’m probably getting dirty looks from someone out there as I type this. Sorry. But I love the taste of the stuff, and the reduced fat …
  4. Overnight Berry French Toast Recipe
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    • My husband adores French toast. It’s one of his favorite breakfasts, and whenever we head to a restaurant for brunch he immediately veers toward it, no matter where we’re eating. My sons and I are more pancake people, but every once in a while I get a hankering for really good French toast. The main …
  5. S’mores Cream Puffs Recipe
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    • Want to know something weird? I don’t like s’mores. Want to know something weirder? I am obsessed with anything and everything s’mores flavored (like my Chocolate S’mores Cookies and S’mores Ice Cream or the Grilled S’Mores and Indoor S’mores found here on Food Fanatic). It makes relatively no sense, I’m aware. It’s kind of like how I hate everything orange flavored, but love oranges. That …
  6. Clam Bake Recipe
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    • Don’t you love to see those clambake spreads on the pages of glossy magazines, seaweed and newspaper covered beach with perfectly cooked clams, lobsters and corn? Me too! Of course how many of us can regularly dig ditches, start fires at the beach, collect seaweed and all the perfect sized rocks and then layer those …
  7. Cherry Blueberry French Toast Bake Recipe
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    • Fresh fruit adds a pop of color and flavor to this cherry blueberry French toast bake. Make sure you buy a few extra boxes or bags of fruit the next time you go shopping, so you can try this fun new breakfast dish. Lately we have been all about the fruit. Every time we go …
  8. Blueberry Basil Pie Recipe
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    • Nothing feels quite like summer like 4th of July and some blueberry pie! One of my favorite things every summer is seeing all the strawberry, blueberry and raspberry pies, cakes and desserts that come scattering across my Pinterest feed. They are always so pretty and festive to look at and I always have big intentions of crafting up one of my own! …
  9. Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Recipe
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    • I love a holiday. Any holiday. Though I have a collection of recipes for each holiday, I can’t resist creating something new every year. So it should come as no surprise that Red, White and Blue Ice Cream is on the menu for the upcoming 4th of July celebration. When I bought my ice cream maker (which I love) it was a life …

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