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10 Drinks for This 4th of July — Recipes from The Kitchn

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In addition to the flag cake and sparklers, your Fourth of July celebration is going to need an equally fun and festive lineup of drinks. The very best ones are refreshing, easy to stir together ahead of time, and serve a crowd. From a star-studded wine sparkler and a bomb pop pitcher cocktail, to watermelon mint frosé and strawberry-basil sodas, these 10 drinks are perfect for sipping this Fourth of July.

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The Best Ways to Safely Get Your Kids Involved in Cleaning the Kitchen — Kids in the Kitchen

We all want our kids to help out around the house, and the kitchen's a great spot to establish good habits, as your kids will see you washing up in there early and often. But between hazardous chemicals, sharp utensils, and fragile dinnerware, you need to be careful about getting your kids involved.

We reached out to Nancy Bock, senior vice president of education & meetings at the American Cleaning Institute, for guidance on how to safely get the kids involved in cleaning the kitchen.

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Recipe: Firecracker Rice Krispies Treats — Easy Dessert Recipes

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This year you're bringing a tray of these firecracker Rice Krispies treats to the Fourth of July gathering. I guarantee they're going to cause a fuss. They're sprinkled with red and blue Pop Rocks, which not only make them look festive, but also means they're seriously fun to eat. Sweet bites that pop and fizz in your mouth will bring out the kid in you and most definitely put you in the holiday spirit.

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You Need This Easy Cabbage Slaw at Your Next Cookout — Delicious Links

There's no denying that classic cookout fare — burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad — is delicious, but it's not always the most colorful spread. To avoid a sea of beige and brown, bring along this vibrant red cabbage and dill slaw. It's so easy to throw together and it's guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

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7-Eleven Is Totally Different Outside the U.S. — Summer Vacations for Food-Lovers

In the United States, 7-Elevens are packed with chemical-laden snack food designed with shelf lives, not human lives, in mind. These convenience stores are last-resort pit stops, stocked with old, wrinkled hot dogs rotating in perpetuity inside plastic containers.

But, as I recently discovered, this is not the case in other parts of the world. The truth: Elsewhere, 7-Eleven is actually kind of awesome.

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The Inspiring Kitchens You Won’t Believe Are IKEA — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Inspiring Kitchens You Won't Believe are IKEA

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