Cue the tunes. It's time to gear up for celebrating America's birthday with sparklers sparkling, fireworks thundering, and grills getting busy. The 4th of July has always been a huge family holiday for me because summer is sometimes the only part of the year that our extended family has the flexibility to get together. I have so many rich memories of delicious food devoured outdoors, catch-up sessions with my family, and of course--the fireworks.
4th of July be without some star-spangled red, white, and blue food to further the festivity? I know the tart pictured above is a looker, but I promise you don't have to have any special ninja kitchen skills to master that and the other impressive recipes to follow. All you need is a little festive spirit and a plan. Channel your patriotism into these drool-inducing desserts that practically sing, "My Country 'Tis of Thee" from the plate.
OK, so we're talking about a birthday party--and no party dessert table is complete without the presence of a picture perfect cake. These eye-catching cakes make the most of a red, white, and blue color scheme. And keep in mind, seasonal berries come in clutch when it comes to decorating these beauties as well as your own favorite cake recipes.
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But don't stop at cake. Take full advantage of summer strawberries and blueberries to flavor ice pops, top tarts, and more.+Of course, sticking to some standard Jell-O creations is never a bad idea either--always a hit with the kiddos. Although, adults might like a batch of these instead.
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What are your favorite dessert recipes for the 4th of July? We'd love to hear about what you'll be snacking on for America's birthday party this year.