10 Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry!


Memorial Day is a week away, if you’re like me you’re wondering how did that happen?


If you’re looking for some patriotic fare, I pulled together 10 recipes from the archives to celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry and for noshing over your Memorial Day weekend and holiday!


Watermelons have been arriving in grocery stores, just in time for the holiday weekend and the unofficial start of summer.


Serve an American flag formation of Watermelon, Feta and Blueberries for this high-flying holiday.


The creamy, salty cheese is the perfect partner to the sweet, juicy melon!


Berry Skillet Cobbler


Individual cobblers are baked in mini skillets with a topping that is rustic and simple to make! Substitute ramekins if you prefer for these easy, mini desserts.


Berry Caprese Bruschetta


Slice and grill a baguette and serve with a bowl of berry caprese medley and let your guests help themselves!


Patriotic Berry Trifle


A make-ahead dessert using a store-bought angel food or pound cake to cut down on prep time. Exercise your freedom and independence and layer with berries, lemon curd, pudding, whipped cream or a combination!

Land of the Free Lemonade

A refreshing combination of pureed watermelon & lemonade with watermelon stars and blueberries. Add citrus flavored vodka for an adult beverage or serve without for a festive summertime lemonade.

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Red, White, and Blue Sangria


Mix it an hour to two in advance of patriotic sipping and celebrating!

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Blueberry Salsa 


Fresh, flavorful, and healthy! Serve with Red, White, and Blue Tortilla Chips


Patriotic Berry Trifle in Jars


Trifle in a jar that’s portable and ideal for a picnic!

Almost Red Velvet Berry Cobbler

Almost Red Velvet Berry Cobbler with Cream Cheese Ice Cream

A short-cut almost cobbler along with a recipe for cream cheese ice cream you can make without a machine.

Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

Or the real thing. . . Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler


However you celebrate Memorial Day, remember our military men and women who have died to protect and serve us.

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  20 comments for “10 Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry!

  1. May 18, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Even at 5AM I’m in the mood for noshing (at least I’m consistent)… I’ll have the bruschetta and salsa please! And I have to agree Mary, this year is flying by… Need to slow it down and enjoy-I’m sure the long weekend will help:@)

  2. May 18, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Wow. Beautiful ! Did you make all of these?

  3. May 18, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Beautifully delicious post, Mary!

  4. Michelle wing
    May 18, 2015 at 7:22 am

    This is making me hungry for berries! I just happen to have them in my fridge. Have a great week!
    Great post!

  5. Ellen Stillabower
    May 18, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I salute 👍🏻 your red, white, and blue recipes! 🇺🇸😍 thanks for sharing!!😌

  6. franki
    May 18, 2015 at 8:21 am

    HooRay for the Red Whitee and Blueberries!!! franki

  7. May 18, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Yum, I see a recipe or more to try. Thanks for sharing! And have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  8. May 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Oh dear me, Mary, I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, and I am salivating over all your patriotic food! What I’m craving the most is one of those mini skillet berry cobblers. Thanks for all the Memorial Day inspiration.

  9. May 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Memorial Day is a week early this year, as I just realized last week when I thought I had another whole week before the holiday, whoops 😳 I have been scrambling around trying to get organized and this recipe round up is going to come in very handy indeed! My family will be very appreciative if I whip up a Patriotic Berry Trifle or some Cream Cheese Ice Cream, and I know they would dig into the Blueberry Salsa, thanks Mary!

  10. Debbie
    May 18, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Thanks, Mary,
    This holiday really sneaked up on me! I can’t believe it’s almost Memorial Day. Thanks for all the wonderful recipe ideas!

  11. May 18, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for sharing. I love having them all in one click.

  12. Robyn
    May 18, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Your posts never cease to amaze me! Every one is perfect down to every little detail! They make my day and I always look forward to seeing it pop up in my inbox! Happy Memorial Day!

  13. May 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Hard to believe it’s almost Memorial Day again…
    Thanks for the reminder…I love looking back at your theme posts!

  14. Marilyn (in Ohio)
    May 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Reading this, I realized that Memorial Day is next Monday!! Thanks for the inspiration….

  15. Paula
    May 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm


    You sure put the FuN in cooking and the YuM in wanting to eat it !! I bet your guests look forward to your get togethers !! Is there a waiting list to put my name on , hehe .


  16. sign4baby
    May 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    These are beautiful photos! I am going to give the watermelon, feta and blueberry flag tray a try – I have a feeling it will be a hit with the kids! Pinning to share later too. I’m loving that BBQ in a mason jar too – never would think of that – incredibly creative. Just loved scrolling through your pics overall!

  17. May 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for this recap! Love having them all in one place. A DELICIOUS post my friend:):)

  18. May 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Beautiful, I want to come to your house…lol You are so gifted!


  19. May 20, 2015 at 7:40 am

    I so love seeing what you create for the Red, White and Blue holidays…..and the setting for your creations are always a state of pure perfection!

  20. Kathy G
    May 20, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Loved seeing so many fun ideas using red, white and blue. Really love how you jazzed up lemonade with the red watermelon stars!!! The blueberries and miint add so much color and get all antioxidants in one glass.

    Dear Mary, I just love how you have such a free playful and fun spirit, it is so delightful and full of surprises in everything you do!!! I am always so thrilled to visit!!

    Thank you for remembering and honoring the people who serve our country along with their families who make the ultimate sacrifice for the liberty we have been blessed with.

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