Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July Recipe Round-Up

I love getting to make different recipes for family during holidays. That's part of the reason why I also love birthdays so much- an excuse to bake new things! 

Jay and I try to eat pretty healthy, and generally don't have dessert or anything of that nature in the house. I will eat it if it's in the house, so we just don't buy it. But holidays are a great excuse for me to make new recipes I'm dying to try. 

Fruit Flag

I love this idea using skewers and fruit. This would be easy to throw together if you need something last minute, or you can make it to bring to someone's house and have easy transport. This would also be great for kiddos to help with!

Flag Pie
 I absolutely love this pie.  So cute and the recipe is pretty easy. I like the idea that there's different kinds of filling in one pie, it allows for more options if you are having a small get together. This is one I will be trying for sure this weekend!

Flag Cake

My mom always made cake with whip cream and fruit on top in the shape of a flag. This recipe is a healthier version of regular cake. I like that they use raspberries with powdered sugar on them for the white stripes instead of just leaving the icing open. In my book, the more fruit the better! 

Flag Platter

Here's another easy, great throw together recipe that you can either take with you or put together quickly. Blueberries, strawberries, and a cake of your choice arranged on a tray and a dipping sauce of your choice. My personal preference would be melted chocolate-yum!

Patriotic Sangria

Finally, what is a holiday without a great drink? This fruity sangria looks delicious. I'd cut the pineapple into little stars and it really would be right on target. For a virgin sangria, use sprite or ginger ale and let the fruit soak overnight. Plus, how cute is the mason jar with the cupcake liner to hold the straw? This is definitely another one that will be used this 4th of July!

Do you have any great recipes you are using for this 4th of July?

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