By the time of her baby shower, mother-to-be and Martha Stewart Living food editor Elizabeth Colling had already received practical gifts -- burp cloths, onesies, and such -- from her family and friends in California. So her friends in New York, where she now lives, decided that their shower would be all about books for the baby to celebrate the expecting mom's love of literature. Not just any books, but books they had loved when they were little.
Where will you be on our nation’s birthday? Clustered around a backyard grill, hoofing it up a hiking trail, or sprawled out in your local park, staking out the best spot for the fireworks spectacular? Wherever you are, you’ll be hungry, but we’re here to help. These take-along snacks will satisfy the whole crowd.