Prepare for a festive Independence Day party with these grilled recipes, potluck sides and salads, patriotic desserts and more favorite July 4th recipes that celebrate the Stars and Stripes.
These no-fuss treats are so much fun to make with kids, and they put a spark in Fourth of July parties. You can tint the whipped topping red and blue to make the frosting festive, too. —Erin Glass, White Hall, Maryland
Celebrate American pride on Memorial Day, Flag Day or July 4th with these patriotic cookies, cakes, pies and more flag-shaped recipes.
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My birthday is July 3, so we celebrate it along with America's birthday. I created this yummy cake as a way to serve a red, white and blue cake for both occasions. We top each piece with a birthday candle and everyone blows out the candle to celebrate both birthdays. —Darlene Brenden Salem, Oregon
Show your patriotic spirit with red, white and blue recipes perfect for July 4th and Memorial Day potlucks, picnics and parties. Find berry pies, red velvet cakes, layered desserts and more festive treats.
The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer long. It's a popular dish with everyone—even kids. Having meat in with the beans is so much better than plain pork and beans. —Donna Fancher, Lawrence, Indiana
Sweeten up Memorial Day and July 4th parties with these top-rated patriotic desserts—trifles, cakes, brownies, pies and more treats to celebrate the USA.