4th of July

12 Hot Off the Grill 4th of July Barbecue Recipes

12 Hot Off the Grill 4th of July Barbecue Recipes

Whether you're serving hardcore carnivores, pescatarians, or vegetarians, these barbecue recipes will guarantee that everyone has a "blast."

White Chocolate Mousse with Mixed Berries

White Chocolate Mousse with Mixed Berries

Serve this make-ahead fruit mousse dessert at summer barbecues and potluck parties to make a patriotic statement .

Patriotic Dessert: Shortcakes with Strawberries, Blueberries, and Lavender Cream

Patriotic Dessert: Shortcakes with Strawberries, Blueberries, and Lavender Cream

Patriotic strawberry and blueberry shortcake is the perfect hassle-free dessert for the fourth of July—or any day that needs a sweet treat.

Make-Ahead Mixed Berry Summer Sangria

Make-Ahead Mixed Berry Summer Sangria

Get festive with this make-ahead summer berry sangria for the 4th or any festive occasion this season.

Your Perfect Burger: 12 Grill-Ready Patties Bursting With Flavor

Your Perfect Burger: 12 Grill-Ready Patties Bursting With Flavor

Find your perfect burger with a dozen of our favorite grill-ready recipes and get ready to sizzle.

Baked Beans: Give ‘Em an Easy Flavor Makeover!

Baked Beans: Give ‘Em an Easy Flavor Makeover!

It almost goes without saying that when it comes to convenience, nothing beats canned baked beans. But when it comes to flavor — eh, the results are mixed.   Too sweet, too salty or just plain too gloppy, canned baked beans are to ...more

Picnic Stop Ahead! Easy Food for Healthier Summer Road Trips

Picnic Stop Ahead! Easy Food for Healthier Summer Road Trips

Back when road-tripping Americans were getting their “kicks on Route 66,” roadside diners and small-town restaurants offered a variety of tasty, local and reasonably healthy food options for hungry travelers. Nowadays, American ...more

Spectacularly Easy 4th of July Desserts: Best of the Blogs

Spectacularly Easy 4th of July Desserts: Best of the Blogs

We’ve got a one-word rule when it comes to summer entertaining: easy. Six months from now (can you believe it?), we’ll be as happy as Santa’s elves holed up in the kitchen frosting Christmas cookies, but come the 4th of July, ...more

Last-minute Sides for the 4th of July

Last-minute Sides for the 4th of July

They say the more the merrier, but when it comes to planning for a 4th of July party, last minute invites or unexpected guests can result in anything but merriment.   Luckily for you, we’ve got plenty of quick, delicious side-dish ...more

Fourth of July Desserts: Let’s Hear It for Red, White & Blue!

Fourth of July Desserts: Let’s Hear It for Red, White & Blue!

Dibs on dessert! Bringing it, that is. I’m sick of always having to bring salads and main courses to potlucks. So for my neighborhood’s Fourth of July block party, I’m bringing a dessert. Maybe two desserts, because desserts ...more

Stop Screaming and Make Some Ice Cream Already!

Stop Screaming and Make Some Ice Cream Already!

You scream, I scream — wait a sec … why is everyone screaming? That’s not going to get us any closer to a cold creamy bowl of homemade ice cream. Instead of working the old lungs, get out the trusty ice cream maker instead. ...more

Gay Pride Oreo Gets Plenty of Friends (and a Few Foes)

Gay Pride Oreo Gets Plenty of Friends (and a Few Foes)

Forget double- or triple-stuffed: this Oreo is sextuple stuffed — and it’s creating waves.   As ABC News reports, the makers of America’s most famous sandwich cooked posted this Photoshopped image of an Oreo stuffed high with ...more

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