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Show the valued Veterans in your life some extra love by throwing them a festive party filled with some of our favorite summertime-themed and patriotic recipes. From American flag cakes to BBQ brisket and more, here are some of our favorite recipes to celebrate Veteran's Day with!

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Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (8 Votes)
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Servings 12
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 80

  • CAKE:
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1 1/2 pints raspberries

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These rapscallion burgers with pimento cheese and bacon are so flavorful! Perfect for lunch or dinner

  • BURGER:
  • 8 ounces ground beef (80/20 is ideal)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Rapscallion pimento cheese (recipe follows)
  • kosher salt and black pepper for seasoning
  • pan au lait bun (or brioche bun)
  • 1 tablespoon Zatarain’s Creole mustard
  • 2 slices tomato
  • Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1 slice onion
  • 2 strips thick-cut black pepper bacon, cooked
  • PIMENTO CHEESE:
  • 8 ounces extra sharp cheddar, grated
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 3 ounces parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup Duke's mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons minced peppadew peppers
  • 1 teaspoon no-salt barbecue spice blend or chicken rub
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Crystal hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Zatarain’s Creole mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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Caraway Coleslaw with Citrus Mayonnaise is a great way to switch up a classic side dish! This is perfect for any pi

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 medium head cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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Make your own patriotic treats for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, or any day celebrating everythi...

  • 1 (8.75-ounce) bag Chex Mix® Honey Nut snack mix
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup blue and red candy-coated chocolate candies
0/5 (0 Votes)

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Beer + Cheddar Cheese = Delicious Fondue! This beer and cheese fondue recipe can be easily doubled or tripled, so m...

  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (12-ounces)
  • 2 cups American cheese, shredded (8-ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 clove garlic, halved, optional
  • 2 cups beer
  • 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
  • Nonstick cooking spray or disposable slow cooker liner
  • Desired dippers (such as French or Italian bread pieces, soft pretzels, breadsticks, red sweet pepper pieces, broccoli florets, and/or carrot sticks)
4.3/5 (10 Votes)

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So simple and delicious! Sauted onions on burger patties in toasted buns smothered with butter

  • 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin
  • 6 soft hamburger buns, split
4.5/5 (100 Votes)

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As you can see below, the original recipe calls for this to be baked in the oven

  • 4 chicken breasts cut in thirds, about 12 pieces
  • 12 bacon slices
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil
4.5/5 (81 Votes)

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Serve The Cheese Dip That Will Make You Famous! at your next game day party, serve it at a cocktail party, serve it...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese or grated jalapeño jack
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small purple onion or onion of your choice, diced
  • serve with Wheat Thins, Frito’s Scoops, or vegetables for dipping
4.4/5 (69 Votes)

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The dulce de leche drizzled on the dulce de leche buttercream frosting really compliments the cupcake and creates a...

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • DULCE DE LECHE:
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened, condensed milk
  • DULCE DE LECHE FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • dulce de leche
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
4.5/5 (55 Votes)

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These golden, deep-fried Guacamole Poppers are sure to be a big hit on your appetizer spread! Rich and creamy, then...

  • 8 Hass avocados
  • 4 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet guacamole seasoning, about 2 tablespoons
  • 20 to 25 corn tortillas
  • oil for deep-frying
  • salt to taste
4.5/5 (58 Votes)

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Florida Key Lime Cheesecake is a zesty and refreshing dessert that is sure to become a hit at your next BBQ, potluc...

  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/2 cups butter cookies crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Key lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh Key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Key lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Key lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Filled with the flavors of sweet peach tea yogurt, crispy salad greens, fresh mango, strawberries, and crunchy peca...

  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • FOR THE DRESSING,
  • 1 (6-ounce) container Yoplait Original 99% Fat Free Peach Sweet Tea Yogurt or similar flavor
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 1 large mango, peeled, sliced, about 1 cup
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup broken pecans
4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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Make patriotic cake truffles for your next holiday picnic or party! Add some red, white and blue sprinkles or spark...

  • TRUFFLES:
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup strawberry cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles
  • COATING:
  • 16 ounces (8 squares) almond bark or vanilla flavored coating
  • Sprinkles in red, white and blue (for topping)
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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Celebrate the 4th of July or any other patriotic holiday in style with these fresh and easy white chocolate dipped ...

  • 1 pint whole fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 4 tablespoons blue sugar
4.7/5 (17 Votes)

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Meatloaf and burgers collide in this delicious long boy burgers recipe! Spice things up a little by adding jalapeno...

  • 2 to 4 (6-inch) sub rolls, split in half lengthwise
  • 1 1/4 cup cornflakes, crushed
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup whole or lowfat milk
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup, separated
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
4.1/5 (10 Votes)

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