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.
Is there anything more American than a red, white, and blue color scheme? If you're hosting a Fourth of July party this year, these patriotic desserts are the perfect addition to your table on America's birthday.
Nothing is more important to a garden than water, but the guesswork behind it -- figuring out the amount of water each plant needs and how long to keep the water trained on the greenery -- can make it seem like an endless chore. There are, however, a number of tools that make the job significantly easier.