Patriotic Recipes, Hints & Videos

Patriotic Recipes, Hints & Videos

Although some Americans fly the flag all year 'round, most of us really like to get patriotic on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. And since those holidays occur when it's warm outside, parties and family gatherings are always a breeze.

Unlike many countries where they have a "traditional cuisine", we like to incorporate foods from many cultures into our menus. Thus we serve hamburgers with flan and fajitas with apple pie. So whether you're planning dinner or a party, you'll find patriotic recipes for every occasion.

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Recipes

Red, White and Blue Slaw Salad

Once you taste this you will never go back to the 'old' way of making Cole slaw!


12 slices bacon

6 C. shredded cabbage

1 C. cole slaw dressing

1/2 C. blue cheese, crumbled

1 C. cherry tomatoes, halved


Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the bacon, cabbage and dressing. Mix well. Sprinkle with sliced cherry tomatoes and blue cheese. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

More Red, White and Blue Patriotic Recipes:

Red White and Blue Nachos

Red, White and Blue Tenderloin

Barefoot Contessa's Flag Cake

Presidential Patriotic Recipes

Mrs. Clinton's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

In 1992, Family Circle magazine invited wives of presidential candidates to take part in it’s first-ever cookie cook-off. That year, this recipe beat out then-First Lady Barbara Bush's oat-less chocolate chip cookies. Mrs. Clinton's recipe also won the bake-off in 1996 when it bested Elizabeth Dole's pecan-roll cookies.


Butter for greasing baking sheets

1 1/2 C. flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 C. solid vegetable shortening

1/2 C. granulated sugar

1/2 C. light brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

2 C. old-fashioned rolled oats

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips


Grease baking sheets. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, granulated and brown sugars, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, beating until fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 8-10 minutes, or until golden. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes. 

Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.


Yield: about 2 dozen

More Presidential Patriotic Recipes:

Nancy Reagan's Monkey Bread

Laura Bush's Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies

Mamie Eisenhower Fudge

Patriotic Recipe Hints & Videos

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