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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Homemade Ornaments

Thanks to easy techniques, you can make this whole collection the night before Christmas. Or give your true love a different ornament during each of the 12 days of Christmas.

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These projects can turn dated or damaged ornaments into beautiful tree decorations!

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Homemade Christmas Cards

Give a greeting that will be cherished for a lifetime. For each card shown here, you'll find a link to complete step-by-step instructions.

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Help your kids create holiday memories that will return year after year. Each ornament in our collection includes a link to easy step-by-step instructions.

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Christmas Cookies

Bake up some holiday memories with these recipes!

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Cookies for Kids

Surprise your kids with unforgettably fun Christmas cookies.

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Spice It Up!

Seasonal cakes, cookies, and other desserts featuring warm spices (such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger) are perfect for cooler weather.

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Holiday Side Dishes

Choose traditional side dishes that you may remember from childhood -- sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing -- or try something new!

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When you want a blowout formal affair, plan a sit-down dinner party. Careful planning is essential. Make sure you have room for your guests, provide appetizers, and make sure you have the time and resources to prepare a big meal.

Set Up a Buffet

Serving a holiday buffet gives you maximum flexibility with a large crowd. You can be as casual or as formal as you like, and you can accommodate more guests for a lap-service meal than for a sit-down dinner.

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Holiday Timesavers

No matter how busy you are, there's no need to sacrifice the pleasure of cooking and baking for the holidays. Follow our helpful hints while creating something special in the kitchen.

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