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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Vegetable Math

Need a certain amount of a cooked vegetable for a recipe? Use this listing to estimate the yield you can expect from various types of fresh produce.

ASPARAGUS Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 2 cups pieces

BEANS (green, Italian green, purple, and yellow wax) Purchased Amount: 3/4 pound Yield: 2-1/4 cups pieces

BEETS Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 2-3/4 cups cubes

BROCCOLI Purchased Amount: 3/4 pound Yield: 3 cups florets

BRUSSELS SPROUTS Purchased Amount: 3/4 pound Yield: 3 cups

CABBAGE Purchased Amount: Half of a 1- to 1-1/4-pound head Yield: 4 cups pieces

CARROTS Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 3 cups slices

CARROTS, TINY WHOLE Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 3 1/2 cups

CAULIFLOWER Purchased Amount: 3/4 pound head Yield: 3 cups florets

CELERIAC Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 2-1/2 cups strips

CELERY Purchased Amount: 5 stalks Yield: 2-1/2 cups slices

CHAYOTE Purchased Amount: 1 1/2 medium (15 ounces) Yield: 2 cups cubes

Eggplant

EGGPLANT Purchased Amount: 1 medium (1 pound) Yield: 5 cups cubes

FENNEL Purchased Amount: 2 bulbs Yield: 2-1/2 cups quarters

GREENS (beet, collard, kale, mustard, turnip) Purchased Amount: 3/4 pound Yield: 12 cups torn

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 2 cups slices

JICAMA Purchased Amount: 10 ounces Yield: 2 cups cubes

KOHLRABI Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 3 cups strips

LEEKS Purchased Amount: 1 1/2 pounds Yield: 3 cups slices

MUSHROOMS Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 6 cups slices

ONIONS, BOILING Purchased Amount: 8 ounces Yield: 10 to 12

ONIONS, PEARL Purchased Amount: 8 ounces Yield: 20 to 24 (2 cups)

PARSNIPS Purchased Amount: 3/4 pound Yield: 2 cups slices

PEA PODS Purchased Amount: 1/2 pound Yield: 2 cups

PEPPERS, SWEET Purchased Amount: 2 large Yield: 2-1/2 cups rings

POTATOES Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 2-3/4 cups cubes

RUTABAGAS Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 2-3/4 cups cubes

SPINACH Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 12 cups torn, stems removed

SQUASH, ACORN Purchased Amount: 1 pound Yield: 2 servings

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