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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Fall Leaf-Shaped Heat Therapy Pad

Decorate for fall with cozy throw pillows, inviting table toppers, and other cuddly autumn adornments. These easy-to-make crafts will transform your home into a harvest celebration.

To make the cover

1. Cut the leaf patterns out of flannel or another soft fabric. Hem the short edges (this will be the back of the cover).

2. If you like, add decorative leaf-vein stitching to the large piece.

3. Lay back pieces overlapping about 1inch in the middle, right side up.

4. Lay front piece on top -- right side down -- so that right sides are together.

5. Pin in place, stitch around the edge, and turn the cover right side out.

To make the rice pack:

1. Cut two pieces of the leaf pattern out of muslin.

2. Stitch together, leaving a 1-to-2-inch opening, and turn right side out.

3. Stitch up the middle, splitting the leaf in two lengthwise so the rice filler is more evenly distributed. (Be sure to leave an opening on both sides.)

4. Scent the rice with essential oils, and fill each side with rice but not too full.

5. Sew the opening closed, and put the rice pack in the therapy pad cover through the opening in the back.

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