to check out our Fourth of July board for more
With the temps soaring, there’s nothing we wanna dig into
more than a pile of freshly picked produce. It’s refreshing, it’s loaded with
good-for-you vitamins and minerals and it totally suits whatever shindig you’re
throwing (or attending) this week–-what more could a girl ask for? Here are our
6 favorite patriotic picks from our friends on Pinterest.
Hooray for the red,
white ‘n’ blue
If you’ve got a rectangular platter, you’ve got this dish in the bag. Use a small bowl
for your blueberry stars, then alternate stripes of diced watermelon and a
white cheese, like cheddar.
Giving a store-bought cheesecake a homemade look is
easy-peasy this Fourth of July. Grab a pint or two of blueberries, a pile of
raspberries and slice up a few strawberries, and you’re set. Arrange as a star
with a blue background, as shown above,
or create your own design.
Sparkle ‘n’ shine
For a really cute
treat that’ll be a hit with your younger cousins, load up skewers with fruit
and marshmallows to create a red, white ‘n’ blue pattern. We love the cookie
stars speared on top to mimic sparklers. Adorable!
Flag cake 2.0
Not a sheet cake fan?
No sweat. Whip up a batch of vanilla or yellow cupcakes. Bake them in foil
muffin liners for a fancy touch. When they’re completely cool, frost with
vanilla icing, then arrange on a platter or cutting board in rows in the shape
of a flag. Decorate a few with blueberries as the stars, then alternate rows of
red and white stripes, using raspberries or small strawberries for the red and
shaved coconut for the white.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 7/3/2012 1:43:00 PM
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