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10 Recipes for a Rocking Fourth of July

10 Recipes for a Rocking Fourth of July

Molly Siegler

Whether you stake your claim at the perfect fireworks-watching spot early or feast at home before heading to the show, you’ll need some quick-cooking, festive recipes to sustain you until sunset.

We love a classic cookout for the holiday with pasta salads, baked beans and burgers, but grilled marinated chicken is fun picnic fare (napkins necessary) and an iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing lends a traditional, but super simple, vibe.

Here are our picks for a fun-loving Fourth. Don’t forget the popsicles!


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Bogle Vineyards 'Friday Alfresco' to benefit Yolo Hospice

Bogle Vineyards 'Friday Alfresco' to benefit Yolo Hospice

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Nora Ephron's cheesecake recipe

Nora Ephron's cheesecake recipe

Beloved humor writer Nora Ephron's cheesecake recipe is simply the best and easiest cheesecake recipe! It's quick and simple to make and rich and creamy to taste. As far as cheesecake recipes go, look no further — this one's sure to be your new go-to cheesecake recipe!... Read More

Food52’s Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Summer Potluck

Food52’s Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Summer Potluck

The Editors at Food52.com

In the summer, you'll find us eating and drinking outside as much as we possibly can. So when it comes to throwing parties, we turn to potlucks to make hosting as stress-free as possible -- and to maximize our time out-of-doors. From picking the right recipes that can withstand a day in the sun to finding creative ways to add decorative (and edible!) flair, here are our top 5 tips for hosting a successful summer potluck.

1. Embrace the Make-Ahead Meal

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Black bean summer salad recipe

Black bean summer salad recipe

Summer is the perfect time for fresh meals that don't require cooking. Full of protein and pretty, fresh ingredients, this summer salad recipe is a healthy, filling and refreshing meal, side or dip. You're going to love this black bean salsa salad recipe!... Read More