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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

Red, White and Blue Parfaits
Get out your red, white and blue for these patriotic...
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Great Summer Recipes

More Summer Recipes and Decorating Ideas

Garden Pesto Pizza
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We've got great easy potluck recipes for sides, main dishes, salads...
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Skewer meat, fruit, vegetables, fish and other foods for easy meals-on-a-...
Inspired by classic soda-shop treats, we wrapped these nine new summer...
Our recipes include desserts inspired by old-fashioned soda fountain...
See how to make tomato salsa, corn salsa, black bean salsa and more easy...
Not just for winter, slow cookers keep summer simmering while you play...
Try these easy-to-make toppers and dipping sauces—including barbecue sauce...
Check out 25 fast, easy recipes using convenient rotisserie chicken; see...
Find smoothie recipes with strawberries, cherries, yogurt, bananas,...
With a deli-roasted chicken, you're on your way to an easy dinner! We...

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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