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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Cool Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Fill your holiday with tradition and your stockings with tiny treasures. Our stocking stuffer ideas include gifts simple and small, but all are thoughtful ways to add joy to Christmas morning.

Lore has it that long ago, Dutch children would leave shoes out for St. Nicholas to fill with goodies; that is, until Washington Irving wrote a story in 1809 describing how children would hang stockings out instead. The Dutch, being quick to recognize a trend, changed their custom.

Keep the tradition alive by filling someone's stocking with one of these nifty gifts.

Find our stocking stuffer list below for adults and on the following page for kids.

  • Address/date book
  • Bath salts and spa items
  • Camera memory card
  • Candles
  • Card games
  • Cell phone or accessories
  • Chocolates and candy
  • Cookies
  • DVDs
  • Gift certificates
  • Golf balls or other hobby goodies
  • iPod case
  • Jewelry
  • Kitchen items, such as a spatula
  • Magazine subscription
  • Ornaments
  • Picture frame
  • Scarves and gloves
  • Snow globes
  • Socks/slippers
  • Stationery or note cards
  • Tickets to a concert or sports event
  • Two-dollar bill

Kids and stockings go hand-in-hand; use this list of stocking stuffer ideas meant for the youngest ones in your family.

  • Coloring books or game books
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • Diary or journal
  • Dolls or tiny teddy bears
  • Card games
  • Certificates to paint ceramics or make a bear
  • DVDs
  • Gift certificates
  • Handheld games
  • iPod shuffle
  • Jewelry
  • Miniatures (such as tea sets, doll furniture)
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Movie tickets
  • Oranges
  • Puzzles
  • Slippers
  • Snow globes
  • Sport cards
  • Stickers
  • Stationery or note cards
  • Theme park admission
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