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
Dazzle your holiday guests with our best pumpkin recipes, including pumpkin entrees and pumpkin desserts. Choose from savory -- pumpkin soups and pumpkin pastas -- or sweets, like pumpkin bars and cookies. Regardless, there's a showstopping pumpkin recipe for you.
Two layers of soft pumpkin cake. A hidden center of powdered-sugar-spiked cream cheese. An outer spread of bittersweet chocolate icing. All that and only 30 minutes of hands-on time.
Hearty, better-for-you whole wheat flour stands up wonderfully to the sweetness of pumpkin. This recipe also subs plain yogurt for some of the fat.
Yep, there's creamy, caramely pumpkin pie underneath those dollops of whipped-high meringue. Though you can always substitute a purchased piecrust, our light and crumbly homemade crust complements the fall dessert flawlessly.
Watch these chocolate-cheesecake bars disappear! Made with soft cream cheese, oatmeal cookie mix, and buttery canned pumpkin, these flavorful pumpkin bars will become a seasonal favorite.
Pumpkin recipe tip: Store these bars in the fridge for up to three days.
The Moroccan part of this dish is the spice blend with familiar fall flavors: cumin, coriander, ginger, salt, and cinnamon. This layered casserole is easy, too: Beef cooked with pumpkin and spices, topped with a cornmeal batter you pour over the top before baking.
Supermoist, super-shareable pumpkin bars are a classic. Bookmark this one to come back to each year.
Old-fashioned pumpkin doughnuts coated in sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon are sure to become a holiday brunch favorite.
A savory take on often-sweet pumpkin, these light rolls call for canned pumpkin and can be made ahead to feed a crowd.
Slather this moist pumpkin bread recipe with cocoa-spice frosting, and slice it up for breakfast, a snack, or a simple dessert.
Pumpkin recipe tip: For the most moist bread, don't overmix. Stir the batter until just combined.
Comfort-food staple macaroni and cheese has never had it this good. Canned pumpkin, Fontina cheese, and chopped walnuts enhance the gooey dinnertime favorite.
Cranberries and pumpkin team up for a zippy scone infusion. Sugared pepitas and a powdered-sugar glaze top the treats.
Pumpkin recipe tip: Leftover sugared pepitas are delicious as a snack or on salads, muffins, or cheesecake.
Golden maple-glazed pumpkin creates a sensational side for any holiday spread. Toasted pumpkin seeds and dried cherries are sweet and savory add-ins.
Our special pecan streusel topping takes the cake in this breakfast treat. Toss dried cranberries and golden raisins into the batter before baking this pumpkin recipe to add sweet, fruity bites.
Pumpkin makes perfect sense in a smoothie, thanks to its creamy texture. The combo of pumpkin, apricots, honey, and spice is so darn delicious that standard fruit smoothies will be yesterday’s news.
Molasses-packed crushed gingersnaps pair perfectly with chocolate for these pumpkin-spiced truffles.
Crushed chocolate wafer cookies make the crust; cream cheese, canned pumpkin, and spices form the filling; and dark chocolate and whipping cream coat the top of this divinely decadent dessert.
Add a layer to your brownie baking with a cream-cheese-and-pumpkin batter. A crunchy sprinkling of walnuts tops this rich pumpkin dessert.
Fresh ingredients like jalapeno chile pepper and cilantro brighten this Thai-inspired pumpkin soup. Serve it as a cozy starter, or add shredded chicken or steamed shrimp to make it a meal.