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Red, White ‘n’ Blue Salad

29 reviews

Our striking "flag" salad drew plenty of attention at our Independence Day party. The shimmering stripes are formed with distinctive gelatin layers. It makes you want to salute before spooning some up! —Laurie Neverman, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

21 reviews

Almost as spectacular as the fireworks, this lovely salad makes quite a "bang" at our July Fourth meal. It's exciting...


Pretzel Gelatin Dessert

29 reviews

This is one of my mother's absolute favorite desserts. The salty pretzel crust is the perfect complement to the sweet...


Watermelon Cake

7 reviews

No one will ever guess how simple this make-ahead melon is to assemble. After one bite of the showstopping cake,...


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Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

42 reviews

This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. Watermelon and a few convenience...

Sensational Slush

4 reviews

Colorful and refreshing, this sweet-tart slush has become a family favorite. I freeze the mix in 2- and 4-cup containers...


Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie

45 reviews

There's plenty of sweet berry flavor in this refreshing dessert. Made with sugar-free gelatin and a graham cracker crust, the...

Lemon Chiffon Blueberry Dessert

20 reviews

This cool and creamy no-bake dessert is perfect for hot summer days. I sometimes replace raspberries for half of the...


Strawberry Graham Dessert

6 reviews

My mother passed the recipe for this luscious dessert on me...and my family has enjoyed it for years. These days,...


Swedish Creme

9 reviews

This thick and creamy dessert is my interpretation of my mother’s recipe for Swedish krem. It has just a hint...


Flag Cake

64 reviews

This patriotic-themed cake makes a stunningly delicious centerpiece on any summer celebration table. To honor our troops, pass it along...