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July 4th

Get out the red, white and blue for your July 4 celebrations. Find easy decorating ideas for patriotic parties as well as recipes for potlucks, picnics and more.

Favorite July 4th Ideas

Get out your red, white and blue for these patriotic...
Download paper lantern patterns for festive red, white and...
Our readers' photos celebrate parades, fireworks,...

Great Summer Recipes

More Summer Recipes and Decorating Ideas

Pop Stars Recipes
Fruity and bracing or creamy and indulgent, our easy ice pops are a...
Grilled Fish
Our July/August issue brings you crazy-good ice pop recipes, food inspired...
Barbecue Cheddar-Bacon Stuffed Burger
Is Dad usually the one manning the grill? Tell him to sit back and relax....
For those who hate it, the secret is revealed. For those who love it,...
Sweet and Spicy Cabbage Peanut Slaw
Crunchy and refreshing, slaws are perfect for picnics, potlucks or family...
Marinated Garlicky Tomatoes
Find veggie recipes from the Midwest author of The Vegetable Butcher...
Chimichurri Steak Sauce
Steak is good. Steak with homemade sauces, butters, and mayos is even...
Zucchini Cake
Your bumper zucchini crop makes delicious and moist sweet treats. Check...
Who says soup is only for cool weather? Click or tap ahead to check out...
Chicken Feta Phyllo Cups with Tzatziki
It's a scientific fact: everything tastes better in muffin form. We...
How do you create a gloriously melty mass of awesome stuffed hamburger? We...
Find farm-fresh recipes—including grill-roasted chicken, asparagus with...

Decorate Your Desktop

Enjoy the beauty of Midwest beaches and lakes on your...
Download free lighthouse wallpaper images from our...
Enjoy the beauty of the Midwest on your computer with some...

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