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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Valentine's Day Drinks

Make this Valentine's Day extra special with a romantic drink of your choice. Start your day off with bubbly mimosas, sip on a Valentine's Day-inspired cocktail with your friends after work, or finish off a romantic dinner with champagne for two -- we have a drink that's perfect for every sweet moment of your Valentine's Day.

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    • Sweetheart Chocolate Martini

      Candy conversation hearts are the quintessential Valentine's Day treat! Place one cute-as-can-be candy on the rim of this ultrarich chocolate drink and serve to your sweetie.

    • Ruby Cocktail

      The colorful sugared rim on this cocktail will send a sweet message to the lucky person you set it in front of. Tangerine-flavor vodka topped with pink Prosecco creates this perfect Valentine's Day hue.

    • Wine to Warm You

      Warm your loved ones by serving them homemade red wine infused with an array of citrus and spice. Mix together this blend of triple sec, brandy, and French red wine in a slow cooker for a fix-and-forget drink.

    • Impress Your Valentine with a Berrytini

      Learn how to muddle blackberries and mint to release their flavors, then mix them with vodka and elderflower liqueur. Pour drinks for two or just one drink to share.

    • Chocolate Stout Shake

      A creamy mix of vanilla bean ice cream, fudge, and dark stout beer makes a perfect adults-only shake to share. A chocolate-covered pretzel rod adds a subtle salty contrast.

    • Winter Fruit Sangria

      Merlot mixed with brandy and honey gives way to a delicate glass of sangria. Figs, cranberries, and apricots enhance the fruity tones found in the wine.

    • Hot Scarlet Wine Punch

      Warmed in a slow cooker with a mixture of intriguing spices, this white Zinfandel drink splashed with cranberry juice is well balanced between sweet and dry flavors. Serve with cranberries on cinnamon sticks for a special touch.

    • Tennessee Cherry Cocktail

      Fall in love with cherry-infused whiskey. Dark sweet cherries, a hint of chocolate, and a dash of vanilla extract ensure this deep red drink will warm you inside and out this February 14.

    • Tiramisu Tippers

      Combine your dessert and after-dinner coffee into one! This chilled tiramisu-inspired concoction is made with coffee liqueur and creme de cacao to give you the perfect ending to your Valentine's Day meal.

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      Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

      The bobbing pomegranate seeds in this fluted drink create quite the stir. The carbonation from the champagne keeps the seeds afloat as you and your sweetie sip.

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      Sunset Sangria

      Watch the sun go down on Valentine's Day with a sangria in hand. A full-bodied red wine and lime infusion topped with sweet nectarines will make a lovely end to your holiday.

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      Mock Sangria

      This citrusy mix is a great nonalcoholic alternative. Fill your glass with an assortment of fresh fruit and top it off with an orange, cranberry, grape, and lemon-lime juice combination.

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      Mimosas

      Start your day with brunch for two complemented by yummy mimosas. The classic OJ-and-champagne cocktail will get you in the mindset for a romantic day ahead!

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      Toasted S'mores Cocktail

      Give your significant other s'more to love with this adult version of an old favorite. Take one sip and let the nostalgia lead the conversation.

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      Raspberry-Champagne Fizz

      A dash of raspberry syrup gives this champagne cocktail its pretty ombre effect. Top it off with a bounty of fresh fruit to enjoy when you reach the last sip.

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      Romantic Dinner Recipes for Two

      Whip up a homemade romantic meal for Valentine's Day with our handpicked recipes for two. We've adjusted the serving sizes for each recipe so you can have just enough to serve a relaxing, at-home meal for two.
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