There are few things more unabashedly American than a Fourth of July barbecue. The fireworks, the smoke coming off a grill crammed with hot dogs and burgers, the endless ice-cold cans of American-made beer. If your patriotic heart doesn't swell at that, then you might want to flee the country.
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If you're staying put, take your allegiance to the flag to the next level. We're talking about whipping up a red, white, and blue menu this Fourth of July. This is the bonus round of nationalism, y'all. For all of you patriots out there gearing up celebrate America, we've got you covered -- all the way from dreamy, creamy blue-cheese dip to the flag cake that will induce the gasps usually reserved for the fireworks show.