Recipes for Your Fourth

Red White and Blue Brownie Pizza from Jo Cooks,
Red White and Blue Brownie Pizza from Jo Cooks,

Happy Fourth of July! This national holiday means different things to different people. One of my favorite July 4th memories is watching my then two-year-old niece see fireworks for the first time. The look of wonder on her face was unforgettable. If you are gearing up for a BBQ or picnic, here are a few star-spangled recipes to add some wonder to your own table.

Sparking Red, White and Blue Sangria

Start the party with this creative and healthful recipe. The best part is that it’s sparkling! Get it? Recipe here.














Red, White and Blue 7 Layer Dip

This dip gets finished off with lovely blue corn chips over the lettuce. Click here to see the final product.














Watermelon, Feta and Blueberry Salad

Create a light and refreshing combination of fruit, herbs and cheese with this colorful salad recipe.














Fourth of July Chips and Cheese Dip

An easy but irresistible way to incorporate more vegetables into the holiday. Recipe here.














Red, White and Blue Brownie Pizza

This mouthwatering dessert recipe incorporates fruit and is both simple and low-fat.















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Andrea Longini

Written by Andrea Longini

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