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
Take a tableside tasting tour of the traditional foods enjoyed around the country.
Showing its Southern roots, this dressing is made from a mix of crumbled corn bread and biscuits.
If you can't find shiitakes, buy cremini mushrooms for this chunky gravy. Both types are readily found in the Pacific Northwest.
Californians were the first to appreciate the mild, sweet taste and delightfully crisp texture of jicama -- it's a good foil for citrus fruits and bitter greens.
Root vegetables, such as beets, are an old-fashioned New England favorite. To save time, make this salad with canned beets.
Cheddar rules in Midwestern dairy country. Buttermilk makes these rolls light and tender.
Northern regions of both coasts are known for their oysters. Serve the aphrodisiac in this simple herb-accented soup.
It's no surprise every section of the country claims this holiday favorite as its own -- gingerbread can't be beat.
"Save room for the pie" was a mantra at old-time family dinners. Here's a Deep South dessert that's well worth the indulgence.