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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Mulled Spice Bag

Turn store-bought mulling spices into a gift.

What You Need:

Spice up someone's life with this fabulously simple gift.
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Ruler
  • Solid-color cotton fabric (one 10-inch square per bag)
  • Burlap or cotton mesh fabric (one 10-inch square per bag)
  • Sewing needle or large pin
  • Mulling spices
  • Yarn or cord
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Silver leaf


1. Cut a 9-inch square out of solid-color cotton fabric using pinking shears. Cut a 9-inch square out of the mesh fabric using regular scissors.

2. Fray the edges of the mesh fabric about 3/4 inch by using a needle or large pin to loosen and remove threads around the perimeter.

3. Lay the cotton square on top of the mesh square and pour about 1/3 cup of the mulling spices in the center. Draw the edges of the fabrics up around the spices and tie with yarn or cord to create a small bag.

4. Slide a cinnamon stick and silver leaf behind the bow. Be sure to include the package directions for making mulled wine or cider.


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