Red, White and Blue Recipes to Make All Summer Long
Memorial Day weekend cannot come soon enough!
What better way to welcome the unofficial start of summer than with some patriotic dishes for your Memorial Day cookout? From frozen layered drinks to a twist on pie à la mode, we're to make sure your celebration is totally on-theme.
Stars and Stripes Piñata Cookies (above)
These cookies are sure to be the stars of your party. Shake 'em to see the festive sprinkles inside, which are a fun suprise that will delight your guests when they take a bite. I mean, who doesn't love sprinkles?!
Is it even summer without Ina's classic flag cake? Vanilla cake gets a coating of luscious cream cheese, and then Ina uses toothpicks to outline the flag design prior to placing the berries on the cake. Finish up by using the last of the icing to pipe stars over the blueberries.
These slushie cocktails are red, white and boozy. Frozen layers of strawberry, coconut and passion fruit create a tropical and refreshing party drink.
Blueberries, bacon and pecans will create a colorful and super-flavorful dish that is the perfect crunchy addition to your outdoor party menu.
Nothing says America quite like this iconic dessert. Sandra Lee uses just five ingredients to create these adorable mini pies. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of blueberry sauce.
These patriotic potatoes are roasted with thyme, celery, and red bell pepper. Serve them with a spicy mayonnaise dipping sauce for a bit of a kick.
Wow your guests with these "berry" impressive individual fruit tarts. Roll out the dough scraps and cut out mini stars to decorate the tops, and add a dusting of powdered sugar for the perfect finishing touch.
Swirl the tri-colored cheesecake batter with a skewer to create an eye-catching marble effect. How do you make sure it looks perfect? After it's done baking, turn the oven off and allow it to cool inside the oven for an additional hour. This slow cooling method prevents your festive cheesecake from cracking, so don't rush the process (we know it's tempting)!
Making these berry-filled treats is easy as pie when you use a muffin tin to assemble them. The sweet filling is kept inside by crimping the edges of the dough with a fork before baking.