· Red, white and blue potato salad
Red, white and bluish-purple spuds make a patriot potato salad. Whip up your own side dish with this recipe that you can make the day before.
· Cherry drinks
A hot summer day requires a cool, refreshing drink. Give lemonade a jolt with sweet Bing cherries in this simple recipe. Or, for more adult fun, add alcohol to the proceedings with Bing cherry sangria. Plus, they are totally in season and you can probably substitute the Bing cherries here for good, tart ones if you prefer sour.
· Apple pie cupcakes
Nothing’s more America than apple pie. For a less messy dessert, opt for apple pie cupcakes instead. Society Bakery in Dallas and The Cupcakery (locations vary) have versions of the treat. Crumbs Bake Shop (locations vary) offers two takes on the classic: the caramel apple cupcake—apple cinnamon cake, apple pie filling and vanilla cream cheese frosting with caramel drizzle—and the similar apple cobbler ‘cake topped with crumbs ($4.50 apiece).
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