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7 Red, White and Blue Desserts to Serve for the 4th of July

Colorful Red, White and Blue Desserts for the 4th of July!

Backyard barbecues and fireworks are two of my favorite things about the 4th of July, in addition to the opportunity to spend a fun night with friends and family. I always make sure to put out some desserts that are just as colorful as those fireworks. Colorful desserts, whether you’re using all-natural red and blue berries for color or a dash of food coloring, make ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Colorful 4th of July Cocktails

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Colorful 4th of July Cocktails

Bring some extra color into your 4th of July entertaining by preparing these stunning red, white and blue cocktails for your party guests. These cocktail recipes are featured in a post on Colorful 4th of July Cocktails over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!). The cocktails are all tropical drinks with a rum base, a nod to my love of tiki drinks, and the fact ... Read More »

Patriotic Peanut M&M Cookies

Fourth of July Peanut M&M Cookies

M&Ms usually release colorful bags of their candies for the holidays. This means red, white and green candies around Christmas, then reds and pinks around Valentine’s Day. I often use these seasonal M&Ms to give a pop of color to an otherwise ordinary batch of chocolate chip cookies, so when I saw a bag of red, white and blue peanut M&Ms on the shelf, I ... Read More »

Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes with Swirled Frosting

Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes

The Fourth of July is a colorful holiday, where we bring red, white and blue into all kinds of decorations for cookouts, picnics and other parties. I love incorporating colors into my desserts, and the Fourth of July is no exception. I often reach for red and blue food coloring, however I will opt for all natural coloring options – such as fresh or freeze ... Read More »

All Natural Red, White and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

All Natural Red, White and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

When you see red, white and blue in candies like marshmallow cereal bars, they’ve usually been dyed with some kind of food coloring. There isn’t anything wrong with using some food coloring to get your desired result – I use it all the time in baked goods when I want a rainbow of colors – but food coloring doesn’t add a lot of flavor to ... Read More »

Red White and Blue Berry Pudding Pops

Red White and Blue Berry Pudding Pops

Pudding pops were always one of my favorite frozen treats when I was a kid. It wasn’t just the Bill Cosby commercials that made me like them, however. Pudding gave the pops a dense, creamy texture that was very different than regular ice cream, and was very delicious. I ate my way through many boxes of pudding pops as a kid, and eventually switched to ... Read More »

How to make Red, White and Blue Swirl Whipped Cream

Colorful Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is a great way to top off just about any dessert. It is sweet and light, just as good for breaking up the intensity of chocolate cake as it is to bringing some richness to a bowl of strawberries. The white is a good contrast for the colors of many desserts, but when you are looking for a colorful dessert, you might want ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Panna Cotta

4th of July Panna Cotta

Since the 4th of July comes right in the beginning of the summer, it tends to be a hot holiday, one that you celebrate by hanging out around the pool, going to the beach or sipping from a huge pitcher of homemade iced tea while relaxing in the shade. It’s not the kind of day when you want to fire up the oven and get ... Read More »

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