Summer party food and recipes

Summer Sizzling summer party food

Does summer have you in a picnic state of mind? Eating outside is as simple as throwing open the ba...

7 summer salad recipes

Summer 7 summer salad recipes

Summer and salads go together like sandals and pedicures, chick-lit and lounge chairs, and Fourth of July and frea...

Summer Fruit Dessert Recipes

Summer Summer fruit desserts: 7 folksy favorites

Slump. Buckle. Pandowdy. Crisp. Boy Bait. Cobbler. Sonker. With their deliciously folksy names, these cousins of t...

Play with your food: 4th of July recipes

4th of July Play with your food: 4th of July recipes

Ameri-size your patriotic fun with these nifty treats that kids and adults will love making—and eating. Very littl...

I have to leave again: a family perspective on military sacrifice

Family I have to leave again: a family perspective on military sacrifice

Ten years ago, my husband Christopher surprised me when he said he’d like to join the Army Reserve. His father and...

4th of July crafts

4th of July Deck out your party with these easy 4th of July crafts

Make your 4th of July celebration one for the history books with these beautifully festive craft ideas and free pr...

DIY 4th of July Decorations

4th of July DIY patriotic decor for your door

Express your patriotic pride this 4th of July with these eye-catching, star-spangled door decorations. No matter w...

Stars and Sweets Shortcakes Recipe

Dessert Stars and sweets shortcakes

The traditional flag cake gets an oh-so-easy update with this creative arrangement of individual shortcakes and a ...

Eagle Mini Cheese Balls Recipe

Appetizer & Snacks Eagle mini cheese balls

Achieve 4th of July appetizer glory with these creative Eagle Mini Cheese Balls. Made with cream cheese, shredded ...

Fruit Kabob Sparklers Recipe

Appetizer & Snacks Fruit kabob sparklers

Watermelon, blueberries, feta, lime and chili powder come together in an explosion of sweet, salty, spicy and tart...

Super Star Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Dessert Super star ice cream sandwiches

Fourth of July desserts don't come any cooler—or easier—than our Super Star Ice-Cream Sandwich recipe. A star-shap...

Firecracker Fruit Smoothies Recipe

Drinks Firecracker fruit smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a healthy treat any time of day and any time of the year. Kids and adults alike are sure to lo...