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Red, White and Chew

Exercise your independence from the same old festive snacks and pledge allegiance to three recipes that are sure to create plenty of bang for just a few bucks.

Article
Tiffany Duncan
Photos
Chelsi Fisher
Posted
June 29, 2017

July is America’s birthday month, which means that even after Independence Day there’s still an excuse to party like it’s 1776 all month. Whether you are sitting poolside in a patriotic bikini or barbecuing with friends, we’ve rounded up three festive recipes that are sure to please any crowd. Serve them up at your own stars and stripes soirée, or pick one to bring to a friend’s backyard bash; either way, these delicious treats are sure to steal the show.

Sweet Summer Corn Salad with Lime

Corn on the cob has long been a summer staple, but this corn off the cob recipe adds a new tasty twist to an old favorite. The bursting sweetness of the fresh corn tossed with melty, buttery lime and the tang of feta and fresh cilantro will have your guests seeing fireworks long before the show starts.

Sweet Summer Corn Salad with Lime
Sweet Summer Corn Salad with Lime (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)

Mini Mason Jar Lid Strawberry Pies

The list of crafty and cute uses for Mason jars is never-ending; who knew they could also be used as mini pie-baking pans! Get ready to sing “bye, bye Miss American Pie” to these little cuties — they won’t last long.

Mini Mason Jar Lid Strawberry Pies
Mini Mason Jar Lid Strawberry Pies (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)

Stars and Stripes Sangria

With apple stars and fresh berries, this drink recipe is as patriotic as it is whimsical and delicious. It can also be made sans alcohol for a fruity, kid-friendly beverage.

Stars and Stripes Sangria
Stars and Stripes Sangria (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)