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5 Irresistible Red, White and Blue Desserts

Red, Blue and White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

The Fourth of July is celebrated with bright colors. In some cases, these bright colors come in the form of fireworks and sparklers, lighting up the air with explosions of color. In other cases, these bright colors come in the form of red, white and blue decorations. This is one holiday that I pay close attention to the colors of the ingredients I’m working with ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

I think of whoopie pies as a fun dessert, rather than a serious one. It’s not that they can’t be seriously delicious, but since they tend to be single serving treats without fancy decorations that you can eat with your hands, it’s easy to put them in the “fun” category. I love fun desserts because you can do so much with them. You can incorporate ... Read More »

Wilton Stars and Stripes Cake Pan

Wilton Stars and Stripes Cake Pan

I always try to come up with at least a few red, white and blue desserts around the 4th of July. Not only is it fun to make colorful desserts, whether they’re dressed up with berries or dyed with vibrant food colors, but the 4th of July is a holiday where most people get together at home with friends and family and enjoy a big ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Berry Yogurt Cake

Red, White and Blue Berry Yogurt Cake

For fans of blueberries, raspberries and other summer berries, it is hard to resist putting them into anything and everything you bake when they’re in season. So why try? Berries make a great addition to a cake, adding sweetness and a splash of color to anything you include them in. I incorporated lots of fresh blueberries and raspberries into this Red, White and Blue Berry ... Read More »

How to make campfire s’mores

Fresh s'more!

If you’re cooking out, you have a chance to make one of the best summertime desserts out there: campfire s’mores. Campfire s’mores are the original s’mores, where the marshmallows are toasted over and open flame and sandwiched with a piece of chocolate between two crisp graham crackers. Despite the name, you don’t really need a campfire (although it doesn’t hurt). Typically, I opt for a ... Read More »

Star Spangled Layer Cake

Star Spangled Cake, close up

In the past, I’ve used both fresh fruit and brightly colored sprinkles to finish off a cake (or cupcakes) and give them a festive look. This is particularly true for 4th of July desserts, where I like them to have a red, white and blue theme to them. This year, I wanted to do something a little bit bigger – ok, a lot bigger. I ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Treats for 4th of July

It never hurts to have a few ideas at the back of your head when you start planning a 4th of July menu, or just in case you need a dish to bring to the barbecue of friends or family. The easiest thing you can do is make up a big bowl of fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and bring it out along with some ... Read More »

Fourth of July Cupcakes

4th of July Cupcakes

A dessert doesn’t have to be red, white and blue to be appropriate for a 4th of July celebration, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. You can add blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and other fruits to a dessert, or you can take a little more obvious route and opt for food coloring. To make a splash, this year I went with the latter route and baked some ... Read More »

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