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Red, White and Blue Recipes for Fourth of July

Get the kids involved with these fun Fourth of July recipes, sure to be a hit.

Get the kids involved in this Fourth of July's food preparation. We've gathered five kid-friendly All-American recipes for the whole family to get involved.

Prepare one or all five of these Red, White and Blue dishes sure to be a hit at those weekend barbecues or Fourth of July parties.

1. Jello Flag

This fun dessert is so simply to make but will bring many oohs and ahs. Choose any red Jello flavor, and prepare in a rectangular baking pan. Use blueberries as stars and canned whipped topping to draw on the stripes and you've got yourself an edible American flag. See the complete recipe on food.com.

2. Red, White and Blue (Berry) Salad

This salad doesn't only contain our nation's colors, but it's delicious and good for you. Top with strawberries, blueberries and feta cheese, choose your choice of greens and add in some candied walnuts and balsamic dressing to complete this easy side dish. See the complete recipe on food.com.

3. Patriotic Chips and Dips

Don't worry, you don't have to make these chips from scratch. Pick up a couple of bags of in Pasadena. Pair with red salsa, hummus, or dip. If you want to amp up the color, add a couple of blue drops of food coloring to your hummus or dip. Be careful though, too much coloring and everyone will be walking around with blue lips and teeth.

4. Cream-filled Strawberries

We found this extremely simple yet elegant dessert on BakersRoyale.com. Who knew strawberries could look so demure? Use the recipe as is if you're making them for the adults. If the kids want to get involve, just omit the vodka. Get the full recipe here.

5. Red, White and Blueberry Skewers

This recipe will keep your help-ready kids in the kitchen but out of your hair. All they'll need is a bowl of sliced strawberries, a bowl of blueberries, and a bowl of mini marshmallows and skewer sticks and they'll be ready to create. Get this and more fun recipes on makeandtakes.com

Leslie Aitken July 03, 2011 at 04:31 PM
One year I made a red, white and blue potato salad! I boiled white rose, red skinned and purple potatoes, chilled them, cubed them, skins on, added some red bell pepper, red and white onion and dressed it with a rice wine vinegar vinaigrette. It was delicious and looked festive too.,
Maria McDowell July 03, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Hi Leslie, This recipe for potato salad sounds delicious! I may just have to try it for tomorrow's barbecue. Thanks for the suggestion.
Catherine Addé July 03, 2011 at 09:54 PM
For the red white and blue (berry) salad, instead of Walnuts one can also use Pecans, then the 'San Pasqual' dressing bottled from Marston's Pasadena and for sale at our very own Taylor's Meats shop. It might also be for sale at E. Waldo Ward's on Highland as well.

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