4th of July
Crunchy Jicama, Apple, and Carrot Slaw with Creamy Orange DressingServe this special slaw with your barbecue dishes. Whether picnic or dinner party, it adds unexpected crunch and a citrus-y flavor to a simple side.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Flag CakeThis homage to Old Glory is a moist, sour-cream pound cake flavored with a little lemon zest, and lots of cream-cheese frosting -- all topped with an abundance of fresh summer berries.
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4th of July Decorations: Show Your Red, White, and BlueOh, say, can you see... a patriotic color scheme? If you're hosting 4th of July festivities this year, brighten your home with American colors, stars, and stripes.
Fourth of July Strawberries: 12 Sweet Summer TreatsIs 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.
Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Crafts and Party Decorations
These red, white, and blue decorations will add a festive touch to any Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebration.
4th of July Flag CupcakesLooking for a fun and festive cupcake decorating idea for the Fourth of July? Sarah Carey makes colorful stars and stripes cupcakes in no time at all. Your friends and family will love these patriotic treats!
Fourth of July Bike Parade
Tricking out a bike with flag-inspired frills is a long-standing Fourth of July tradition. Follow this parade, and gear up to cruise with star-spangled pride.
4th of July Recipes: Mains and SidesGet cooking on the Fourth of July with our best-loved recipes. Whether you're planning to grill, fry, or toss your way to Independence Day success, we've got you covered.
Red, White, and Blue DessertsSweeten your Fourth of July celebration with festive red, white, and blue desserts! Packed with vibrant summer berries and made with creamy frostings and fillings, these delicious and patriotic treats are ideal for entertaining.
Clip Art and Templates for the Fourth of July
Show your patriotic side on the Fourth of July with projects made using our red, white, and blue clip art and templates.
Have a Blast: Family-Friendly 4th of July Activities
These crafts, games, and snacks will help your Fourth of July explode with risk-free fun.
Everything You Need to Host a Red, White, and Blue BashThis summer, show your patriotic side by throwing a red, white, and blue party with all the trimmings including our all-American line from Macy's.
Creative Ways to Display the American Flag
Whether your U.S. flag flies from a porch, fence, or doorway, it's easy to show your American pride with these festive flag displays.
Fourth of July Clip-Art InvitationsIt's a picnic to create these festive invites, in which the Fourth of July greeting is made up of miniature stars. Simply print out the clip art, and attach a red, white, and blue ribbon as a finishing touch. The invitations are 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/4 inches.
Seeing Fireworks: Fourth of July Decorations with SparkleBring the fireworks down to you with these dazzling decoration ideas.
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Carolynn's Chocolate-Chip CookiesTop off a scoop or two of ice cream with one of these gooey chocolate-chip cookies.Article
4th of July Flag Toppers
These mini ever-waving flags make any treat -- be it a cake, cupcake, or cocktail -- fit for the 4th.Article
Brass Star Ornaments
A casual backyard barbecue becomes a star-studded event with these oversized ornaments twirling around.Gallery
10 Great American Sparkling Wines for 4th of JulyThe land of the free and home of the brave is indeed covered with amber waves of grain and ... grapevines! Did you know that wine is made in all 50 states? There's nothing more patriotic than opening a bottle of all-American sparkling wine this Independence Day. Read on for some of the best from sea to shining sea.Video
Fourth of July Pretzel Sparklers
Want to dazzle your guests this Fourth of July? These Pretzel Sparklers are an easy make-ahead treat for your holiday barbeque. Not just for Independence Day, they can easily be made to fit any party theme!Video
Red White and Blue Star Tart
Be a shining star this Fourth of July with Sarah Carey’s Red, White, and Blue Star Tart. Summer blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries turn this easy ricotta-filled dessert into a patriotic showstopper.Post
Presenting: The Ultimate Party Accessory for Your Fourth of July
Want to really spark excitement with the crowd? Bring out this patriotic tray -- made with decorative paper straws -- at your next outdoor summer party.Recipe
Hake BurgersCutting the fish by hand keeps the texture of the patties light and fluffy.Recipe
Wavy Flag CakeGet into the Fourth of July spirit with this festive buttermilk cake. Fresh strawberries and blueberries, amped up with their respective jams, and rich buttercream frosting form the red, white, and blue layers.Recipe
Turkey-Meatloaf BurgersUsing dark meat makes these burgers extra-juicy and flavorful.Recipe
Aged-Cheddar-and-Swiss CheeseburgersFor these burgers, Martha loves Milton Creamery's Prairie Breeze cheddar and Challerhocker Swiss, both available at Murray's Cheese. Grate the horseradish and add it to the cheeses right before grilling; it quickly loses its potency once grated.Recipe
Susan Spungen's Angel BiscuitsThe dough will keep in the refrigerator, wrapped in plastic, for up to three days.Recipe
Susan Spungen's Barbecue SauceThis recipe makes enough sauce for eight chickens. Refrigerate any leftover sauce for up to two weeks.Recipe
Susan Spungen's Deviled EggsUse medium-size eggs so these will be small enough to serve as hors d'oeuvres.Recipe
Refreshing Cherry LemonadeA cheery pink drink -- basic lemonade blushed with pitted cherries -- appeals to not only kids but kids at heart.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Tips on How to Make the Best Burger
Thomas Joseph takes the guesswork out of grilling and tackles how to make the perfectly cooked juicy and delicious burger.Recipe
Potato Salad with Quick-Pickled Onions and CeleryA nod to cool, pure Nordic flavors, this is great with salmon or steak.Recipe
Tartlets with Yogurt Pastry Cream and StrawberriesYogurt puts a new spin on French pastry cream, which is typically made with milk. Much to our delight, the result is brighter in flavor and still delivers that same silky richness. Layer it into a flaky, buttery shell, and then top it with strawberries.See More