Playful, patriotic Fourth fare
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Finally, to add a little blue to complete your patriotic trio, we suggest a version of the classic blueberry cake.
"We think of it as a classic New England community cake. Everywhere you go, someone has a recipe for one, often from a mother or grandmother," writes Globe food editor Sheryl Julian.
Pictured, blueberry cake with streusel topping, a recipe sent in by Jane Connelly of Scituate.