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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Free Holiday Appetizers Mini Cookbook from the Red Plaid Cookbook

Enjoy delicious holiday appetizer recipes in this mini cookbook that features recipes from our Better Homes and Gardens' New Cook Book.

Nothing will impress your family and friends more around the holidays than some tasty and creative appetizers. Check out 15 delicious recipes and cooking inspiration from Better Homes and Gardens' New Cook Book.

To make the cookbook, simply print the six-page PDF and fold in half. Make it pretty with a ribbon-tied spine or other design.

In this appetizers cookbook, enjoy recipes from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen:

  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
  • Layered Greek Dip
  • Bruschetta
  • Antipasti Platter
  • Marinated Olives
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Gingery Apricot-Glazed Pork Ribs
  • Balsamic Shallot and Goat Cheese Tart
  • Bonus: Cheese Guide

Get the Holiday Appetizers cookbook now.

See the Sweet Food Gifts cookbook.

See the Bite-Size Desserts cookbook.

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