Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Holiday Baking Recipes

Satisfy your sweet tooth this season with our countless holiday baking recipes. We have the best recipes for Christmas cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, bars, and other delicious Christmas desserts. Instead of your typical Christmas cookies, try Christmas candy instead. You can also save baking time by making classic Christmas dessert recipes such as gingerbread, fruitcake, and Christmas pudding. Get the kids baking with our Christmas cookie recipes that kids can help make -- our recipes include sugar cookie carolers and chocolate gingerbread people. Our irresistible holiday cake recipes will please any Christmas party guest, and we give you holiday dessert recipes that use peppermint -- a Christmas favorite -- as a key ingredient. Don't forget to try our all-time favorite Christmas cookies -- our top recipes (including shortbread, bars, whoopie pies, and biscotti) are ones you'll want to save, share, and make again and again!

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