Put patriotic style on a plate.
We’re kicking off the list with a bang! These red peppers bring the hue and the heat. Stuffed with three different kinds of cheeses, chorizo, and onions, they don’t start off as spicy. That comes when you add the chipotle pepper sauce—but the good news is you can adjust the measurement to your comfort level. Not sure what your guests might like? Make a few different batches and label them with a hand-drawn spice-o-meter. Find the recipe here.
Need something cool to wash down the red peppers? This Red Wine Sangria will certainly do the trick. It’s easy to make in batches, and would look great garnished with a few blueberries. Want to complete the red, white, and blue theme? Serve with some white cocktail napkins or a fun white drink umbrella! Find the recipe here.
Drink responsibly. Be 21.
An Alabama regional favorite, this sauce is making its way around the country as a must-have at barbecues. It starts off with a sweet base, but the addition of vinegar and horseradish give it a nice tangy taste that compliments chicken. It’s a simple recipe that can be used generously, so feel free to pour, dip, and spread that white sauce all over the plate! Find the recipe here.
There’s no bad time to enjoy these blondies. They have the perfect combination of moist insides, chewy edges, and white chocolate topping, so they’re bursting with scrumptiousness. Sort of like a firework exploding on your tongue. Find the recipe here.
These burgers have a bold flavor combination, and blue cheese knows how to make its presence known. Combined with ingredients like buffalo sauce, dill relish, and potato chips, the blue cheese serves as an interesting contrast and is definitely the star of the show. Get the recipe here.
Here’s a pie that brings stars and stripes to a new level. It’s bursting with blueberries (obviously) and other classic ingredients, but its decoration takes it over the top. Featuring a top crust layered with stripes and multi-sized stars, this pie fills the palate with patriotic flair. Find the recipe here.