Festive Red Foods for the Fourth!

Mom and I put our heads together and decided to revisit some of our recipes that have a touch of red in them (or are all red) for you in honor of July 4 next week.  These recipes would be good for a party or just two people, are perfect for summer, and just happen to have a little or a lot of red.  We’ll let you figure out how you want to do the blue and the white.  Just click on the link with each recipe, and it will take you to the original post.

 

Festive Foods for the 4th

GAZPACHO

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Tomato season is already here in most of the country, but if you can’t get them yet, that’s okay.  This cold soup can be made with either fresh or canned tomatoes.  Go here for the recipe.

 

BRUSCHETTA

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

This is a great appetizer if you are entertaining.  Let your guests munch on them while you finish your dinner prep.  Go here for the recipe.

 

FRUIT SALSA

Fruit Salsa

Fruit Salsa

Although this different version of  salsa isn’t all red, you can go heavy on the strawberries and raspberries.  Toss in some blueberries, and it will be even more festive.  Go here.

 

 

STRAWBERRY ALMOND SALAD

Strawberry, Almond Salad

Strawberry, Almond Salad

Again, this isn’t completely red, but you can omit the peas and add some blueberries and feta cheese to and call it a “Red, White, and Blue”  salad.  Go here.

 

FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Here’s a “behind-the-scenes, let’s keep it real” story about this recipe.  It’s really a great recipe, but when my mom tried to take photos of it, the pie completely fell apart.  She took tons of photos and was able to use just one in the blog, and it wasn’t that great.  That’s why she covered it up with the BIG BLACK LETTERS.  Hopefully, yours will stay together.  Top it with some whipped cream and a teeny little flag and call it a day.  Here is the recipe.

 

 

FIRECRACKERS

Fire crackers

Fire crackers

When we drink this cocktail in December, we call it a “Poinsettia”, but for the 4th of July, just call it a “Firecracker”.  Go here.

 

 

CAKE POPS

Cake Pops

Cake Pops

Let’s face it.  These cake pops look like firecrackers.  Go here for the recipe.

 

We hope these recipes give you some ideas for your holiday menu.   We are counting down the days until my brother’s wedding.  Our family will be hosting the rehearsal party on the 4th of July, and we’re doing it in Nebraska where the wedding will be held.  Have a great week-end. We will see you Monday.

 

Cheers!

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