4th of July
Celebrating the Fourth of July with a party or picnic? From all-American BBQ to all-star salads, snacks, and desserts, these party and picnic recipes will add patriotic flair to your Fourth.
Garden flavor infuses this refreshing make-ahead white wine cocktail. Entertain guests all summer long with this just-sweet-enough sip.
This yummy dessert has a rich, faintly smoky flavor courtesy of wood-smoked bacon mixed into the custard.
This fresh side salad recipe, perfect for a potluck or cookout, uses lots of basil. Make it when basil is in full supply, in the garden or at the market, during the height of summer.
There's a number of tweaks you can perform on the basic recipe and still end up with a delicious treat. Try adding cheddar cheese and chile peppers for a version with a hint of heat.
For a fun dinner, try these burgers that combine beer and pretzels with the beef.
Slow cooker desserts are the best stress-free option for dinner parties. This poached pear only gets sweeter when topped with a spoonful of cool creme fraiche on top.
Red sweet peppers and carrots mixed with green and red cabbages give this side dish salad color. For the dressing, mix lime or lemon juice into mayonnaise for extra pizzazz. Make and refrigerate the salad up to 1 day before serving.
To make this dessert even more tiramisu-like, sprinkle a bit of espresso powder on top along with the cocoa powder.
This pretty, patriotic party cake will draw more eyes than the fireworks!
Your kids can help fill the cooled meringues with a little lemon curd and berries.
Irresistible! A ginger-spiced crumb topping completes a luscious fruit dessert.
Cut these colorful wiggly gelatin snacks in many different shapes. Kids will love them!
This buckle, named for the crumbly (or buckling) streusel topping, has a layer of fresh fruit peeking out of the middle of the cake batter.
The slow-grilled, slightly smoky flavor will make these the best brats at the summer barbecue.
With ready-to-roll sugar cookie dough, fresh fruits, and lemon-cream filling, this dessert is quick to make.