Do nature one better and give Mom everlasting tulips, complete with messages from the heart. With a few folds of colored paper and a piece of wire, you have a beautiful Mother’s Day greeting. Craft a single flower or a whole arrangement of sweet sentiments.
You can't have too many zucchini, truly, because this is one versatile vegetable (okay, it's technically a fruit, but we treat it as a vegetable). It can be sauteed, fried, grilled, roasted, or even pickled and stars in some really delicious baked dishes. Do try our recipes.
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.
The best appetizers for a July 4th celebration are the make-ahead kind. Get them ready long before you turn on the grill -- and go for starters that can take the heat, not delicate dishes that will wilt or melt if you set them out in the sun. Go for vegetable-based dishes, after all, there are plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, and steaks to come.
Oh, say, can you see ... a patriotic color scheme? If you're hosting the Fourth of July festivities this year, the red, white, and blue palette is already a given. But how will you display these true colors? Brighten your home with colorful fringe, stars, and stripes.