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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Latkes Ladino

Say "Hola!" to Hanukkah and the Sephardic culture.

For over a thousand years, Sepharad, the Hebrew word for Spain, was home to a thriving Jewish community. Formal, with a Spanish influence, this fiesta will make an unforgettable fete.

Tasty Potato Latkes: try dipping these traditional Hanukkah pancakes in salsa. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you will have enough for your guests.

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Sopaipilla Chips: This sweet treat also makes a fun appetizer

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Gazpacho: Begin the meal with this chilled soup abundant in vegetables. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you will have enough for your guests.

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Braised Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Olives: Boneless chicken served over saffron-flavored rice. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you have enough for your guests.

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Purchased bakery bread

Matzo Brownies: Chocolate Brownies topped with matzo cake meal.

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Fruity Sangria: any kosher white wine can say ole.

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  • Historic and thematic, the illustration on the Temple Candelabrum note card ($1.95 each) from Pomegranate.com is taken from a 1384 Spanish Bible.
  • Address your invitations to Senora, Senor, and Senorita.

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Decorating Tips

  • Illuminate your heritage with the shiny brass Sephardic Branch Menorah ($46) from EverythingJewish.com or the cast brass Moroccan Hanukkah Lamp ($85) from The Jewish Museum.

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The Jewish Museum

  • Latkes will feel right at home on red square plates ($22.95, set of 2). Mix and match with black square plates ($29.95, set of 2) for a dramatic setting. Both sets are made in Spain, from Sur La Table.
  • Filled with gelt or dreidels for a festive centerpiece or presented as dramatic serveware, the large red bowl ($26.95) from Sur La Table brings a dash of panache to your table.

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Light up your holiday with this ornament decoration from E-judaica.com.
  • Add a touch of Ladino to your lighting with the breathtaking Jewish star lighted holiday ornament decoration ($65) from E-judaica.com, reminiscent of punched-tin luminarias.

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  • A swath of antique gold Barcelona lace ($8.49 a yard, 60" width) from FabricGallery.com would look stunning over an ivory tablecloth.
  • A swath of antique gold Barcelona lace ($8.49 a yard, 60" width) from FabricGallery.com would look stunning over an ivory tablecloth.

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  • Be bold -- use red candles in your menorah. The Chanukah candles ($1.30) come 44 to a box from JudaicaStore.com so one box should have enough red candles to fill your menorah, but order two just to be sure.

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  • Authentic semiprofessional imitation ebony castanets ($9 for 2) from Flamenco-world.com make great place card holders and lovely party favors.

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  • Serve a late dinner as they do in sophisticated Spain.

  • Give great gelt -- try the red foil-covered chocolate coins with embossed Hanukkah designs ($.25 per coin) from The Chocolate Bear.

The Chocolate Bear

  • Turn off the lights and let the romantic glow of red and gold mosaic votive holders ($34.95 for 4) from Sur La Table illuminate your holiday feast.

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Entertainment

  • Delight your guests with passionate Sephardic music from Los Pasharos Sefardis and Hatikvah Music International.

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Hatikvah Music International

Delight and amuse guests with some trivia.
  • With 800 questions to answer with a question, "The All New Jewish Quiz Book" by Barbara Spector ($11.96) from Amazon.com will amuse you and your guests.

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  • Children and teens will love the Draydel Pinata ($18) especially if you fill it with milk chocolate gelt coins ($16.95 for 24 sacks) and Elite Bazooka bubble gum ($10.95 for 100) from Jewishsource.com.

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