4th of July

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Coco Bread Is the Taste of Freedom

This tender, coconut-scented Jamaican bread brings solace and liberation even when home feels very far away.

7 Best Finger Foods for Fourth of July

Eating with your hands is always more fun. See our guide for simple and satisfying finger foods for your 4th of July celebrations, from classic macaroni and cheese to decadent mini cheesecakes.

29 Recipes for the Ultimate Fourth of July Cookout

Burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings—the Fourth of July always demands a feast, and a big one at that. If you’re planning on hosting a cookout this year, we’ve rounded up over 20 recipes to help you craft the perfect menu. Potato salad? Check. Lobster rolls? Check. Barbecue pulled pork sandwiches? Check, check, check. And don’t worry, we didn’t forget dessert—but you’ll have to read on for the rest

17 Red, White, and Blue Foods to Make for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is all about red, white, and blue—so you might as well make sure your menu is just as on-theme as your outfit. While the idea of finding a lot of red (let alone blue) recipes may sound daunting, rest assured you have plenty of options. Whole fruit rocket pops, a riff on the childhood classic, make a fun dessert with their strawberry-lime, coconut-banana, and blueberry-mint layers; ricotta and roasted tomato bruschetta with pancetta brings contrasting colors and a sweet-savory profile to the table. Read on for more of our red, white, and blue recommendations.

21 Recipes for the Best Fourth of July Barbecue Yet

Let’s face it—while Fourth of July fireworks tend to be pretty spectacular, what everyone’s really looking forward to is the food. It’s a holiday synonymous with burgers and hot dogs, barbecue chicken and sticky ribs, and piles of corn on the cob and potato salad. If you’re planning on hosting a cookout to celebrate, we have plenty of recipes to make sure your menu is the most impressive in the neighborhood. There’s skillet brownies on the grill (yes, really) and lamb burgers with onion soup aioli—click through to check out the rest.

Ultimate Guide to the Fourth of July

This Fourth of July, you should go big. Summer entertaining is at its peak and you must take advantage. Throw a pool party, a dinner party, a pre-fireworks party, a post-fireworks party—whatever. And no matter which you decide on, you'll definitely require food and drinks. And that's where we come in. We've designed the Ultimate Fourth of July Guide with hundreds of recipes that highlight barbecue, summer produce, patriotic dishes and more. We have full menus you can cook from start to finish, as well as inspiration for your own creations. And don't worry, we have a few detox recipes for July 5, too. So decide between juicy burgers or fall-off-the-bone ribs, blackberry or stone fruit pie with almond streusel, a mango margarita or a cold, local IPA, and you will be absolutely set with the tools you need to have the best July Fourth ever. Thanks, America, for being born.

More 4th of July

Pool Party for 30

This refreshing summer menu features bacon-and-romaine skewers and a concord grape granita.

5 Ways to Use Grilled Leftovers from Your Fourth of July Party

Let's make use of the fruit, vegetables, burgers and everything else that didn't get eaten before last night's fireworks.