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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Must-Try Hanukkah Recipes

Blend old and new traditions for a memorable Hanukkah feast. These classic dishes, including challah, brisket, latkes, and more, feature festive new twists to help bring family together.


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    • Beef Brisket with Dried Fruit

      When it comes to tender, juicy brisket, don't hurry a good thing. Let the meat cook slowly with carrots, potatoes, and dried fruit then serve with a savory red wine sauce. Left on during cooking, the brisket's layer of fat keeps it extra moist.

    • Arugula Fennel Salad

      Fresh and fast, this colorful dish gets its crisp-tender crunch from shaved fennel. Sweeten the 25-minute side salad with pineapple and golden raisins.

    • Jerusalem Noodle Kugel

      Cracked pepper adds a savory element to the caramel flavor of this update on classic kugel. Serve the Hanukkah side dish with fresh parsley.

    • 4 Step Latkes

      Fry these favorite potato pancakes last so they stay extra crispy during your Hanukkah dinner. The golden latkes can be made with simple ingredients like garlic, salt, and russet potatoes, or made modern with our Sweet Potato Currant, Beet-Carrot, and Horseradish variations.

    • Best Basic Challah

      Feeding a crowd? This easy challah recipe is your answer as it yields enough fluffy slices to serve 48. Keep it classic with our basic egg-brushed bread or satisfy any sweet cravings with our ideas for chocolate and cinnamon-sugar challah.

    • Spice and Honey Roasted Carrots

      Served whole and flavored with cumin, hazelnuts, and honey, these roasted carrots are hard to resist. For a pretty display of color, swap regular carrots for rainbow carrots.

    • Sufganyot

      Whether you choose to fill it with fruit preserves or chocolate spread, these fluffy doughnuts are a real holiday treat. Sprinkle them with a dusting of powdered sugar or homemade icing for a divine dessert.

    • Roast Vegetable Tsimmes with Apricots

      This traditional Hanukkah side dish is made with fresh parsnips, beets, and sweet potatoes. Olive oil, garlic cloves, Kosher salt, pepper, and paprika flavor the veggies.

    • Fruit Salad with Goat Cheese Coins

      Combine the sweet flavor of peaches with mixed greens, shallots, almonds, and a light vinaigrette. Coated in bread crumbs and rosemary then baked until golden, thin goat cheese slices add the perfect amount of creaminess to the rich salad.

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      Beef Brisket with Roasted Grapes

      Try an old favorite a new way. Wine replaces the traditional water and tomato sauce braising liquid in this delicious beef brisket recipe while grapes and herbs join the carrot and onion mixture.

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      Beef Brisket Made Easy

      Never overcook your beef brisket again. Watch as we show you our secret fork test that ensures juicy, tender meat that's ready for your Hanukkah celebration.

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      Parsleyed Green Beans

      Two teaspoons of garlic, a pinch of salt, and a dash of pepper make these green beans a hit. Chop the garlic with a good pinch of salt -- it will soak up the garlic flavor and transfer it to the beans.

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      Chunky Applesauce

      Make this simple applesauce ahead of time or in your slow cooker. Fresh thyme sprigs add a touch of sophistication to the traditional side dish that can be paired with latkes or enjoyed alone.

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      Honey-Rosemary Angel Food Cake

      Use a store-bought angel food cake, and this sweet treat is ready in less than 15 minutes. The fluffy whipped filling is made with mascarpone cheese, fresh rosemary, honey, and lemon juice.

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      Whole Wheat Challah

      This rich bread is formed into a festive braid and sprinkled with sesame seeds for a classic look. Use a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flours to keep the challah fluffy.

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      Cherry-Nut Rugelach

      Update this traditional Jewish pastry with a sweet fruit filling of cherries, apricots, and walnuts. Cream cheese holds the flaky layers together.

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      Cauliflower-Curry Latkes

      For a spicy version of the traditional Hanukkah pancake, add cauliflower, onion, curry, and coriander to the potato mix. Serve the latkes with homemade applesauce or a dollop of creme fraiche.

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      Hanukkah Cookies

      Kids will love these star and dreidel cut-out cookies topped with homemade icing. The easy holiday dessert requires just 25 minutes of prep.

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