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.View Slideshow
One of these recipes will be just right for a Valentine's Day treat or romantic gift.
Put down that messy piping bag! Here's an easier way: Glaze alphabet cookies with thin icing, then sprinkle with colored sugar. Perch atop frosted cupcakes.
Trader Joe's Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies
Create a visually stunning batch of Valentine's Day cupcakes by mixing and matching just two colors of icing and a few simple garnishes. Display them on a tiered stand for impact.
Sweeten up your favorite sugar cookies with inexpensive seasonal baking accessories, such as a heart-shape cookie cutter.
For added charm, sandwich jam between two of the cookies after they cool to room temperature. (Just make sure only the top cookies have holes through their middles!)
These cake-like confections are a little tart with citrus and slightly sweet from a pink glaze.
In the vernacular of French cooking and baking, a galette is simply a kind of cake. These little almond-infused "cakes" are the essence of simple sophistication.
All the rage in Paris a hundred years ago, these chewy coconut bites are still a popular treat to savor. For an extra special goody, drizzle the tops or dip the bottoms with melted chocolate.
Crushed wheat cereal coats these cherry-centered morsels. Bake them as much as three months ahead.
These light-as-air sweet kisses are fat-free and guilt-free at less than 32 calories each. The cocoa and espresso powders provide phenolic compounds, which function as antioxidants.
This basic recipe is tasty plain, or it can become the basis for many variations.
With a simple orange marmalade topping, these sweet little bites bring seasonal inspiration to the table.
These peppermint-flavored meringues are virtually fat-free and they're fun to eat, too, because they melt like magic on your tongue.
These delectable treats make exquisite decorations for cake, cheesecake, cream pies, and other special desserts.