8 Red, White and Blue Dishes to Whip Up for Memorial Day

Berry TrifleMemorial Day, the year’s first formal celebration of summer, is the perfect opportunity to make seasonal dishes in a patriotic palette. Kick off grilling season with the American spirit in mind when you try these sweet and savory recipes.

Patriotic Berry Trifle (above)

Sunny Anderson’s towering pile of cake, whipped cream and berries is a showstopping dessert that’s a little more rustic than the traditional flag cake.

Berry Fruit CupsRed, White and Blue Fruit Cups

Sometimes the sweetest desserts are the simplest. Rachael Ray’s super-quick recipe lets tart berries shine underneath a small pillow of whipped cream.

Potato SaladRed, White and Blue Potato Salad

Savory ingredients in blue hues are a little hard to come by, which is why you should pounce on those deep-purple potatoes when you spot them at the grocery store.

Cheesecake BarsCrispy-Treat Cheesecake Bars

This playful dessert has a nostalgic crust that will instantly transport all your party guests back to their childhood.

SmoothieRed, White and Blue Smoothie

Embrace the extra time you’ll have during the long weekend by blending up a smile-inducing tricolored smoothie for breakfast.

Red, White and Blueberry Coleslaw

Tart blueberries pair surprisingly well with savory ingredients (such as bacon and onion) in this side dish.

Buffalo Puppies              

Impress guests with your dedication to the patriotic theme by busting out crumbled blue potato chips (genius!) on mini hot dogs.

Red, White and Blue Cherry Pies

Sandra Lee’s personal-sized pies steal their secret ingredient from autumn: pumpkin pie spice! Sandra says the mix (which includes many classic pie spices) helps you avoid buying a ton of different spices that you might otherwise never use up.

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