fare for the fourth


Whether you are hosting or bringing a dish to a barbecue this fourth, there are plenty of ways to get patriotic in presentation.


All images spotted via pinterest.com, 1. 2. recipe 3. womansday.com, 4. template 5. marthastewart.com, 7. eny my cooking, recipe here

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  1. […] am in love with Pinterest – so much inspiration! Today someone posted this image from Impressed Inc showcasing yummy, chic ideas for Fourth of July fare that would be perfect for a July 4th wedding! […]

  2. EverReadyMom says:

    Ugh!! I hate when people repost images for things from Pinterest, but don’t use the original link. What is in the first pic??? It appears to use blueberries and watermelon, but what is the white? Cream cheese squares?

  3. kel5309 says:

    i think i would use white grapes instead of watermelon

  4. kel5309 says:

    i meant insted of cheese

  5. Mary says:

    I agree EverReadyMom! But It does look like cubed cheese. Perhaps you could use a light honeydew melon. I don’t know what’s on the open faced sandwich. Blueberry, tomatoes and banana? Not a good combo.

  6. Emily Hasson says:

    pineapple would be yummy as the ‘white’ as well.

  7. Karyn says:

    clicked on the link to get the recipes for 1 and 3 but didn’t come up.

    1. is blueberries, watermelon and what is the white made of?

  8. Kim Caves says:

    EverReadyMom if you will go to my pintrest page I found the link

  9. Sorry everyone I didn’t realize the pinterest links were no longer valid. I found the original sources to all but #6, adjusted now in the post.

  10. nan says:

    For the white, I would use a crisp apple…..That speaks “America” to me more than cheese. AND it would keep the fruit theme.

  11. ada c says:

    Looks like the open face sandwiches have strawberry jelly. These are so cute!!

  12. Rose says:

    I think the open face sandwiches use fruit Roll ups? Yuck

  13. Liz says:

    I am guessing it is feta cheese. It goes well with watermelon.

  14. janet says:

    I bet that isn’t tomato on the sandwich–looks like a jam of some sort.

    Found the link under all of the pictures:
    All images spotted via pinterest.com, 1. 2. recipe 3. womansday.com, 4. template 5. marthastewart.com, 7.

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  15. Kelly says:

    The Cheese is Feta and it does go well with watermelon. You could also use starwberries and a sharp cheddar. The sandwiches are Toast with cream cheese, strawberry jam. Don’t know where fruit roll ups came from?

  16. Elizabeth D says:

    The open faced sandwhich doesn’t look like tomato or fruit rollup. It looks like toast, creamcheese, then a layer of strawberry jam, banana and then the blueberries. And the first one looks like pepperjack cheese cubes with the watermelon.

  17. wendy says:

    To the person who said the open faced sandwich has tomato HELLO that is obviously strawberry jam with cream cheese and blueberries and bananas. You do not have any cooking skills if you thought someone would put tomato on that.

  18. Nita says:

    How about using sliced banana for the white stripe in #1. Then serve it with fresh whipped cream on the side. Yum!

  19. Jamie says:

    Bananas brown quickly when cut up as do apples. Something to consider.

  20. Linda says:

    you can use pineapple juice or fruit frest to keep fruit from turning brown.

  21. sherrill says:

    So why couldn’t they tell us what they used for the white part? I think this beats the old red white and blue cake thing for sure

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  23. Tracy says:

    It’s feta cheese. At the bottom of the pictures click on the numbers and it will take you to the site.

  24. Barb says:

    i want to know how to do that pie, that is the best I have ever seen. How do you keep the blueberries from going into the cherries and ending up with just a mess.
    Beautiful Pie!

  25. You can also use lemon juice too so bananas don’t brown

  26. These are all wonderful creative ideas for a festive 4Th and our kids culinary program this summer. Thank you

  27. Cindy says:

    You can click on the numbers below the pictures to take you to the different websites with the recipes/explanations.

  28. cyberfrance says:

    I think it would be fun to mix up a container of vanilla yogurt and some Cool Whip and just make the white stripes out of that instead of the cheese in the flag fruit tray. It’s a great fruit dip.

  29. Jocelyn says:

    The cheese is feta…

  30. amber says:


    yeah, just click on the numbers under the picture. it’s feta.

  31. Kristen says:

    For the open faced little things, you can also use strawberries cut in slivers with bananas on top and blueberries

  32. Linda Scats says:

    Ohhhh…..I`m gonna try that flag idea…only instead od watermellon and cheese, i`m going to use strawberries and then globs of fruit dip between them to look like the white stripes. The fruit dip is made out of equal ounce amounts of softened cream cheese and marshamallow cream and fruit is yummy dipped in it……very hard to stop eating it!!!!!

  33. Ann S says:

    i’d like to try to redo this with tomotoe; mozzarella cheese and i think keep the blueberries. a take on traditional italian mozzarella; tomatoe salad with the blueberries added. Think you’d need to serve italian bread on the side?

  34. Marisa says:

    This is very creative , I love it.

  35. Brandy says:

    Sheesh, some of you ladies are mean girls. Good grief.

  36. Birch says:

    I agree, one in particular was especially rude in her comment. Let’s not go there.

  37. Texas lady says:

    Why not the white inside of pound cake instead of cheese that would be firm enough to pick up I think or maybe fresh pear, whatever the white fruit I think fruit fresh would be needed. another idea is the white wedding cookies or any cookie dusted with conf sugar on top, maybe before baking, dont know if it would stay white that way as I never tried it.

  38. Michele says:

    I think what works together is blueberries, watermelon and jicama would work, it’s white and with a nice dip on the side. I think that’s what I’ll do.

  39. Mary Lou says:

    If you click on the “1.” under the picture it will take you too the recipe of the first picture.

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  41. carole says:

    its pineapple

  42. serena says:

    You could use cubed Tofu instead of cheese

  43. JILL says:

    #2 is toast with creamcheese, strawberry jam blue berries and bananas
    Looks good to me!!!!!

  44. Laura says:

    Where are the glasses in #6 from??

  45. Melony says:

    Use bananas instead of cheese

  46. Laurel says:

    Pineapple juice for keeping apples and bananas white – makes them work in fruit displays – a sweet cracker with cream cheese, marshmallow cream with the strawberries, bananas and blueberries – sweet treat instead of sandwich like – yummy!

  47. Heather says:

    The first picture is not cheese for the white it is fresh pinapple….

  48. Heather says:

    You could use fresh pineapple instead of cheese.

  49. […] Fare for the Fourth: This website has loads of great ideas for the holiday. I especially love the tray of fruit to offer some lighter options. […]

  50. Keli Staub says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas ladies! I am excited to try some of them for a picnic tomorrow.

  51. […] {Image via Impressed Inc.} […]

  52. hi says:

    Where’s the recipe for #6?

  53. Wenderly says:

    @EverReadyMom Hi! It’s Wenderly! The white stuff is feta cheese!

  54. […] to impress your family or guests, or something you can bring to an Independence Day party, and ImpressedInc.com made it very easy for me by putting all of these great ideas […]

  55. […] with burgers and hot dogs.  I made some guacamole and took salsa and cheese dip.  I found some great 4th of July food ideas on Pinterest, but ended up not doing any of them.  I woke up that morning really in the mood to […]

  56. Shweta says:

    Can anyone give the recipe for #4.

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  58. Mysti says:

    I could be crazy here but in #2 it looks like a cream cheese spread with strawberry jam on toast and then topped with fruit. It looks delicious.

  59. Jill says:

    Looks delicious! I cannot wait to try these red, white, and blue treats.

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  62. […] Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberries: So perfect for a July 4th party! You can substitute the feta for pears, apples, or crenshaws but having indulged in feta-watermelon skewers recently, the combo is amazing. (via Impressed Inc.) […]

  63. Lori cartwright says:

    I’m using pound cake for the white stripe in the red white blue dish instead of cheese

  64. Jhoei says:

    They all look lovely. I love the sandwich and the pie. It looks beautiful that you wouldn’t want to cut it but makes you crave for it.

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