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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Our Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Don't let stress become a part of your Thanksgiving feast -- our Thanksgiving survival guide is here to help! From quick how-to videos that guide you through everything from brining a turkey to crafting a centerpiece, we make hosting Thanksgiving easy.


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    • How to Cook a Turkey with Herbs

      Make your turkey extra flavorful this Thanksgiving by cooking it with fresh herbs -- here's how!

    • How to Brine a Turkey

      Max out the flavor of your Thanksgiving turkey with the brining technique – watch this short video to learn how it’s done.

    • How to Deep-Fry a Turkey

      Learn how to deep-fry your turkey with these easy tips from our Test Kitchen.

    • How to Carve a Turkey

      Learn how to properly carve a turkey (in the kitchen, not at the table!) with our quick secrets-to-success video.

    • Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Centerpiece

      Make a gorgeous Thanksgiving table centerpiece with this fall leaf topiary project.

    • Pinecone Chair Toppers

      Bring the outdoors inside with these pinecone chair decorations, perfect and easy additions to your Thanksgiving table.

    • Tips for Making Mashed Potatoes

      Make your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes just the way you like them with these tips from our Test Kitchen expert.

    • How to Make Succotash

      Learn how to make a basic succotash recipe for your Thanksgiving feast from renowned American chef Scott Peacock and Better Homes and Gardens Food Editor Nancy Hopkins.

    • How to Make a Harvest Wreath

      Make a pretty harvest wreath for your front door to welcome Thanksgiving guests with our step-by-step instructions.

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      Make a Creative Thanksgiving Centerpiece

      A simple platter becomes a pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece with some chalkboard paint and colored chalk -- watch how it's done!

    • Thanksgiving Napkins
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      Easy Thanksgiving Napkin Ideas

      Set your Thanksgiving table with these easy and beautiful fall napkin ideas from cookbook author Sandra Lee.

    • Thankful Placemats
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      Thankful Place Mats

      Create a picture-perfect Thanksgiving table with old family photos with place mats made from photo frames. Bonus: guests can take them home as favors at the end of the day.

    • How to Roll Pie Dough
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      How to Roll Pie Dough

      Make a perfect pie for your Thanksgiving feast with our expert tips on how to roll pie dough.

    • Basic Pumpkin Pie
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      How to Make a Basic Pumpkin Pie

      Pumpkin pie has never been so easy! Bake a delicious pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving with this simple recipe and helpful tips from cookbook author Sandra Lee.

    • How to Make a Woven Lattice-Top Pie
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      How to Make a Woven Lattice-Top Pie

      Our simple tips for weaving a lattice-top pie crust will turn a basic Thanksgiving pie into a presentationworthy dessert.

    • Make Homemade Pie with Decorative Crusts
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      Make Homemade Pie with Decorative Crusts

      Put the final flourish on all your homemade pies with ease – check out our five simple techniques for making beautiful pies every time.

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