With the Fourth of July just around the corner, families are making their holiday menus and stocking up on picnic supplies. Growing up, our family's menu was the traditional fare of grilled hamburgers, baked beans, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad, and the best homemade ice cream west of the Mississippi. Near dusk, the neighborhood put on a brilliant all-American fireworks show (with a few Roman candle wars in between!).

Speaking of American style, you can't celebrate our independence without a little red, white, and blue. Whether it's through fashion, memorabilia or food, nothing is off limits when it comes to the good ol' US of A. So, if you are looking for a few ways to include red, white, and blue into your menus, check out a few fabulous food bloggers’ recipes that will get you in the American spirit! 

Happy Fourth of July!

Recipe Roundup

1. Love From The Oven: Patriotic Push Pop Cake

2. Two Peas and Their Pod: Blueberry, Strawberry Jicama Salsa 

3. Eclectic Recipes: Red Velvet Pancakes with Coconut Syrup & Blueberries 

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4. Gimme Some Oven: Red White Blueberry Margaritas

5. The Gunny Sack: Firework Cupcakes

6. The Little Kitchen: Red White & Blue Popsicles
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7. The Pink Flour: Chocolate Dipped Oreo American Flag

8. Just a Taste: July 4th Dessert Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

9. Climbing Grier Mountain: Baked Doughnuts with Red, White, & Blue Marshmallow Frosting 


Lauren Grier
Lauren Grier is the author behind the Climbing Grier Mountain (CGM). CGM is all about embracing curiosity. She thinks of her kitchen as a playground full of endless opportunities to make dishes that reflect life's experiences and shenanigans. Her recipes are fresh, flavorful, and adventurous. 

Lauren is one of our food bloggers for The Openeran exclusive, invite-only contributor network that will bring the best food, culture, and innovation writing to the pages of Coca-Cola Journey.