Red, White and Blue Recipes to Make All Summer Long

Memorial Day weekend cannot come soon enough!

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Food Network Kitchen’s Stars and Stripes Pinata Cookies.

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Matt Armendariz

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.

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?!

Ina Garten's Flag Cake for All American as seen on Food Network's Barefoot Contessa

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Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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.

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Heather Ramsdell

These slushie cocktails are red, white and boozy. Frozen layers of strawberry, coconut and passion fruit create a tropical and refreshing party drink.

Red, White and Blueberry Coleslaw

Red, White and Blueberry Coleslaw

Food Network Kitchens Red, White and Blueberyy Coleslaw

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Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Blueberries, bacon and pecans will create a colorful and super-flavorful dish that is the perfect crunchy addition to your outdoor party menu.

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Brian Kennedy , 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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.

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Sam Kaplan

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.

Food Network Kitchen’s Patriotic Cheesecake.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

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)!

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

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.

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