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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Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate the most important woman in your life with a personalized Mother's Day brunch. We have a breakfast recipe for every type of mom, including the farmer's market fan, the foodie, and the traveler. So what are you waiting for? Cook up one of these breakfast pizzas, parfaits, or pancakes, and show Mom how much you care.

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    • For the Savory-Loving Mom

      Baguettes and breakfast -- Mom's new favorite pair. This Mother's Day, serve up a scrumptious brunch that's as creative as it is mouthwatering. Italian sausage, sweet peppers, and more are baked alongside egg and cheese in this Mother's Day brunch recipe.

    • For the Mom with a Sweet Tooth

      Cajeta, the sweet caramel-like syrup drizzled atop these crepes, is sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. The paper-thin crepes -- similar to pancakes -- get an added boost of scrumptiousness thanks to slices of fruit and toasted coconut.

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    • For the Global Mom

      Does your mom have a fully stamped passport? Transport her abroad with our Asian-inspired French toast strips dipped in marmalade. Bonus: It takes just four minutes to cook the bread strips!

    • For the Pizza Fan

      If your mom loves ordering a good pizza pie, this fresh and juicy breakfast version is a produce-packed way to start her day. The elegant pastry pies take just 25 minutes to prepare, so you'll spend less time in the kitchen and more time with Mom.

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    • For the Bacon-Lover

      Bacon makes everything better, and battering and deep-frying makes bacon even better! Make the delicious recipe for your Mother's Day brunch (we reccomend a sprinkling of powdered sugar atop the bacon and a dipping sauce of maple syrup).

    • For the Mom on the Go

      Save plenty of time for Mom's favorite activities this Mother's Day with our easy breakfast cookies. Not only are they delicious, healthy, and filling, but the scrumptious cookies are also the perfect go-to breakfast.

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    • For the Busy Mom

      Help Mom master morning mealtime by whipping up a batch of our carrot cake-flavor overnight oats. A healthy trio of rolled oats, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt means the so-easy recipe is just as good for you as it is delicious.

    • For the Foodie

      If your mom enjoys sampling the latest food trends, she'll love trying intriguing ingredients in her breakfast, such as delightfully floral lavender. A hint of honey sweetens our  buttery scones that feature the light herb.

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    • For the Gluten-Free Momma

      Mom gone gluten free? No fear! Versatile quinoa can be used in savory and sweet dishes alike. Here, we mix in apple juice, peanut butter, and banana slices for a healthy breakfast.

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      For the Fruit Fanatic

      Satisfy Mom's craving for sweet, juicy fruit by adding fresh raspberries and bananas to your favorite pancake recipe. Whole wheat flour and low-fat milk keep the pancakes health-conscious -- each serving is around 300 calories -- while chocolate chips add an extra jolt of sweetness.

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      For the Traditional Mom

      If your mom loves to revisit her recipe box, whip out one of the classics this Mother's Day. Omelets are a breakfast favorite and can be made special for Mom with easy variations: Sub egg whites for whole eggs for a lower-cholesterol breakfast, or add green pepper, onion, and ham to make a Denver omelet.

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      For the Spicy-Food Fanatic

      Poblano and jalapeno peppers pack a punch in this meat-and-potatoes pleaser. Perfect for the mom who likes her food hot, the pork-and-pepper hash features sunny-side-up eggs on a bed of Yukon gold potatoes with a blend of spices.

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      For the Health Nut

      Add this fruit-and-flax smoothie to Mom's breakfast-in-bed tray for a healthy boost. A trio of vitamin-rich tropical fruits goes perfectly with the breakfast drink's creamy mix of honey and yogurt.

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      For the Hostess

      Thank Mom for all she's done with a fancy brunch dish she'd be happy to serve herself. Stacked on top of thick Canadian bacon and drizzled with heavenly hollandaise sauce, eggs Benedict is the perfect way to pamper Mom on Mother's Day. The lovely open-face breakfast sandwiches are a brunch classic and a breeze to prepare.

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      Perfect Poached Eggs in Minutes!

      Poached eggs are easier than you think. Perfect your technique with our short video, then top all your favorite brunch recipes with the impressive and delicious eggs.

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      For the Vegetarian

      No meat? No problem. Add a few special ingredients to Mom's morning oatmeal for a vegetarian meal she'll love. Dates and honey lend sweetness, while goat cheese makes the dish deliciously creamy. Choose from quick-cooking, regular rolled, or steel-cut oats.

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      For the Coffee Lover

      Give Mom a double dose of her daily cup of joe with a banana bread made with ground coffee beans. The buzzy beverage is twice as nice in baked goods and perfect for Mother's Day brunch.

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      For the Southern Belle

      Biscuits and gravy are a Southern comfort food classic. Give Mom a taste of home with warm, flaky buttermilk biscuits that sandwich layer upon layer of bacon, fried egg, crispy chicken, and warm sausage gravy for a fun twist on traditional biscuits 'n' gravy.

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      For the Baker

      Give Mom a break from the kitchen and bake up a batch of these showstopping muffins. Packed with cocoa and topped with banana slices and a drizzle of honey, the chocolate treat is a sweet way to show your appreciation.

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      For the Chef

      Prepare a breakfast that even the mom with the most advanced cooking skills will appreciate. Make this sweet fruit dish the night before, then top with maple syrup-laced Greek yogurt and orange peel to serve.

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      For the Mom who Loves to Grill

      Turn your mom from hostess to guest of honor with a Mother's Day grill-out. Hot off the grill, these fun spring doughnuts are sure to put a smile on Mom's face.

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      Mother's Day Gift Ideas

      Mom will cherish our handcrafted Mother's Day gifts for years to come. With gifts such as stylish jewelry, homemade chocolate truffles, and family-theme artwork, our Mother's Day gift ideas will please any Mom. We even have some gifts the kids can help create!
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