9 Sundae (Funday) Sauces for Even Better Ice Cream

We’ve teamed up with our friends at All-Clad to bring you Pans With a Plan—a series sharing smart techniques, tasty recipe ideas, and all sorts of handy tips for cooking novices and seasoned pros alike. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie Brie…

We’ve teamed up with our friends at All-Clad to bring you Pans With a Plan—a series sharing smart techniques, tasty recipe ideas, and all sorts of handy tips for cooking novices and seasoned pros alike. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie Brien shows us how to level up our summer dessert spreads with homemade ice cream sauces (all of ‘em come together like a dream in All-Clad’s D3® Stainless Sauce Pan).


I can feel summer’s heat beckoning from just around the corner. The days are already warm enough for T-shirts, and my kitchen is taking a cue from the weather. As soon as spring starts its gentle turn toward the hot, syrupy days of summer, my meals—and my cooking—begin to follow suit. As a nearly fanatic lover of ice cream, the time has come for frozen desserts.

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21 Stellar Side Dishes for July 4

Sides are the perfect opportunity to add color, punch, texture and variety to the main event, whether that’s a humungo piece of grilled meat or veggie burgers. Personally my favorite kind of feast is when there are lots of sides and you just dig into t…

Sides are the perfect opportunity to add color, punch, texture and variety to the main event, whether that’s a humungo piece of grilled meat or veggie burgers. Personally my favorite kind of feast is when there are lots of sides and you just dig into them like tapas, main dish conspicuously missing. But hey, however you serve it, these sides—which you can grill on the day of or make ahead; serve piping hot or let sit in the sun for hours with no effect on quality—do right by the 4th of July.

1. Asparagus With Lemon-Pepper Marinade From Bryant Terry

Will you be grilling this 4th of July? Then let your main dish scoot over a bit to make room for some sides, like this vegan asparagus wonder where the marinade becomes the sauce.

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51 Recipes All Ready for the Fourth of July

If you’re celebrating Fourth of July, odds are said shindig will look a little different this year. But! Don’t let that stop you from feasting on blue cheese burgers, superlative potato salad, cream-topped fruit pie, and then some. Here are 51 socially…

If you’re celebrating Fourth of July, odds are said shindig will look a little different this year. But! Don’t let that stop you from feasting on blue cheese burgers, superlative potato salad, cream-topped fruit pie, and then some. Here are 51 socially-distant party-ready recipes for the holiday (and for the rest of summer, too).


Snacks

1. Nori Deviled Eggs

Egg yolks are mixed with mayo, soy sauce, and sesame oil, then topped with a crispy chip of nori.

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26 Highly Refreshing Drinks for Fourth of July Weekend

No matter how you spend this Fourth of July, there are likely three things you’ll need: sunscreen (a must if you plan to spend the day outdoors), plenty of snacks (we’ve got you covered here), and something to sip on.

It’s always a good idea to have p…

No matter how you spend this Fourth of July, there are likely three things you'll need: sunscreen (a must if you plan to spend the day outdoors), plenty of snacks (we've got you covered here), and something to sip on.

It's always a good idea to have plenty of water nearby, but you may want to mix things up a bit with a fun beverage or two. Think: super-refreshing drinks you can pour over ice and slurp through the afternoon and into the evening fireworks.

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These 4th of July Cakes Are Sweet Showstoppers

It seems like our 4th of July gatherings may be back to normal this year—think: gathering around a pool with your loved ones, a drink in one hand and a burger in the other. Sounds pretty good, right? In our opinion, every celebration calls for a specta…

It seems like our 4th of July gatherings may be back to normal this year—think: gathering around a pool with your loved ones, a drink in one hand and a burger in the other. Sounds pretty good, right? In our opinion, every celebration calls for a spectacular dessert, so we've gathered 29 of our all-time favorite 4th of July cake recipes. Serve them with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream because after all, this is America's birthday.

A stellar dessert table should include a solid lineup of pies, ice cream, cookies, and so on. But, in my mind, if you really want a holiday showstopper, you need a cake—one that looks super fancy, but that you don't need to be an expert baker to pull off. From a classic red, white, and blue American flag cake to a zippy citrus upside-down cake that's popping with color, these cakes make the sweetest 4th of July standouts. The best part? Just about all of them are beginner-friendly.

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32 Fourth of July Appetizers for Chilling Out, Snacking, Relaxing All Cool

I love driving up the Oregon coast with my cousins on the Fourth of July weekend, fishing poles and huge beach blankets packed. Most years we rent a big house, with an extra-large kitchen and a long dining table where we can all sit together for meals:…

I love driving up the Oregon coast with my cousins on the Fourth of July weekend, fishing poles and huge beach blankets packed. Most years we rent a big house, with an extra-large kitchen and a long dining table where we can all sit together for meals: not just for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but for little bites throughout the day, as well. But regardless of where I am, the holiday weekend is, for me, really 100 percent about that CGL (Chill Grazing Lifestyle).

Whether I'm dipping crunchy vegetables into my favorite dips (hummus, nori sour cream, garlicky spinach and yogurt) or snacking on BBQ-friendly finger foods (deviled eggs, chips and guac, fish-sauce chicken wings), you can bet I'll be grazing on lots of yummy bites. Here are Food52's best Fourth of July appetizers to get you snacking like a champ, too.

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23 Sweet & Simple Fourth of July Desserts

One of my favorite ways to celebrate the Fourth of July is with a killer dessert table. When I was younger, I’d always make a beeline for the blueberry pie my mom would pick up from our favorite bakery in Florida, which was topped with at least two sco…

One of my favorite ways to celebrate the Fourth of July is with a killer dessert table. When I was younger, I'd always make a beeline for the blueberry pie my mom would pick up from our favorite bakery in Florida, which was topped with at least two scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Today, I'm still a blueberry pie fanatic, but I've also added a handful of other sweet and simple treats (think: tarts, icebox cakes, no-churn ice creams, and cookies) to my repertoire so that I can satisfy any craving.

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