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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Green Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to party in the middle of March. From nonalcoholic drinks like smoothies and mojito mocktails to boozy beverages like margaritas and more, here's a showstopping lineup of delicious green drinks for St. Patrick's Day.

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    • Honeydew-Basil Nojitos

      Fill sugar-rimmed glasses to the brim with fresh basil leaves, lime juice, and sweet honeydew melon. Slice into spears or use a melon baller to make perfectly rounded honeydew balls for a green garnish.

    • Cucumber Gin and Tonic

      Floral, fizzy, and totally on trend, this cucumber gin and tonic is the perfect party drink for St. Patrick's Day. Elderflower liqueur gives the traditional cocktail a crisp twist.

    • Classic Margaritas

      Where there's margaritas, there's a party. A pitcher of classic lime margaritas is sure to bring a little green to your St. Patrick's Day festivities. Pick Triple Sec or another liqueur of your choice.

    • Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothies

      Start your St. Patrick's Day off right with a good-for-you green smoothie. A colorful assortment of fresh produce -- kiwifruit, pineapple, banana, and spinach -- gives this drink its natural sweetness.

    • Minted Cucumber Nojitos

      Time to pucker up! This minty mocktail features a double dose of lip-smacking lemon: a squeeze of lemon juice and icy-cold lemonade. Slices of cucumber make a refreshing (and green!) garnish.

    • Minty Lime Refresher

      A small splash of green creme de menthe -- an Irish bar staple -- goes a long way in this rum-infused cocktail. Make this thirst-quenching drink extra bubbly by topping it with carbonated club soda. Use mint sprigs for garnish.

    • Avocado Smoothie

      Fill your blender to the brim with the creamiest of combinations: smooth avocado, yogurt, and banana. Add in a cup of OJ to perk up this St. Patrick's Day smoothie.

    • DIY Mojito

      The beauty of this lime-green mojito? It's personalized by you! Be your own barista this St. Pat's by choosing your favorite flavor of rum, then pick between fresh mint or basil leaves for garnish.

    • Video: How to Make a Mojito

      In the mood for a crisp, minty cocktail? We'll help you become a master of the mojito in just a few shakes with our Test Kitchen secrets to success.

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      Honey-Ginger Limeade

      Kick up your heels for this jalapeno-studded St. Patrick's Day drink. The wee-bit-spicy limemade also features fresh ginger and a drizzle of honey to sweeten things up.

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      Lemon-Cucumber Refresher

      Light rum and fresh lemon never tasted so good. Try the refreshing duo in this invigorating St. Patrick's Day cocktail featuring cucumber and homemade simple syrup.

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      Easy Being Green Smoothie

      Make a green drink the whole family will love! Kiwifruit, honeydew, and fresh mint bring delicious flavor and perfectly green hues to this surefire St. Patrick's Day smoothie.

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      Irish Recipes

      Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these fresh takes on traditional Irish dishes, including shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish soda bread. We've also included a few nontraditional recipes to add a bit o' festive green to your meal!
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