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It’s a big day in the U S of A today – Election Day.

Go vote, will ya?

In the mean time, drool over these patriotic dishes that are totally stolen from some of my favorite Food Bloggers 🙂

The Classic “American Flag Cake”, made every 4th of July by my very own cousin, KB Murphy – the recipe is really intricate – see below:

Krissy:  its just a reg cake and strawberries and blueberries in a flag or funfetti

I love a chef that shares their secrets 🙂

American Flag Cake

“I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of blueberries and rasberries….”

This Cute as can be AND healthy Patriotic Fruit Trifle from the lovely Kelly at Eat Yourself Skinny


Easy, fun and frozen on a stick – Red White and Blue Ice pops from My Recipes – meant for kids, but could be made for adults by adding some booze!

redwhiteblue pops

Red, white and blue…and on a stick

And the best for last, naturally…

A slew of Red, White and Blue cocktails from Real Simple because by the end of this day, we’ll surely need a cocktail 🙂

red white blue cocktails

Cheers everyone 🙂

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

Would you find ‘Lemonade-gria’ in Webster’s Dictionary? Mmm, probably not.  But making up words is fun!  And so is making up cocktails – this Lemonade-gria is a perfect combination of the refreshing taste of Lemonade and Sangria – and it’s light and low on calories, at only 5 WW points per serving!

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

*yields six glasses

1 bottle sauvignon blanc

2 shots of vodka

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
(about 2-3 large lemons)

1/4 cup Rasberry infused simple syrup
(recipe below)

1 cup water

seltzer water
(I used lemon flavored)

1 small container of rasberries

1-2  lemons sliced for garnish

Ingredients for Rasberry Infused Simple Syrup

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup stevia
(6 individual packets)

1 small container of fresh rasberries

1) To make simple syrup: Combine the 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of stevia and rasberries in a small sauce pan.  Mash the rasberries with the bottom of a wooden spoon to infuse the juice of the rasberries, and simmer with other ingredients for about 3-5 mintues.  Strain fruit from syrup and let cool.

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

2)  To make Lemonade’gria-  In a large pitcher, combine the sauvignon blanc, vodka, lemon juice, water and simple syrup and mix together.  Add the rasberries and lemon slices and chill for 4-6 hours or overnight.  (the longer the better!)

Rasberry Lemonade-gria

3)  Pour 1 cup of the mixture in a glass with ice and top the rest off with seltzer water.  Garnish with lemon.

 Cheers to healthy cocktails and made up words!

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