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25 Sides Dishes for Your 4th of July Get-Together — Recipes from The Kitchn

I firmly believe a good Fourth of July gathering is as much about the burgers and hot dogs as it is about the vast array of side dishes. A great pasta or potato salad, coleslaw, and a few extra things tossed on the grill all turn the party into a full-blown celebration. While you very well may already have your standard sides in order, this year bring a few new things to the spread. Here are 25 of our most favorite recipes from the archives.

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3 Reasons You Should Buy These Versatile Swing-Top Glass Bottles Right Now — Amazon Deal of the Day

If you treat your home kitchen more like a laboratory — always whipping up strange concoctions and experimenting with new ingredients (to mixed results) — you know having high-quality storage containers on hand is a must.

And while we're fans of Pyrex container sets (and other similar containers like these), sometimes your food experiments require an easy-pour container. Enter: these Chef's Star 16-ounce, swing-top glass bottles.

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20 Things to Cook on a Rainy Summer Day — Recipes from The Kitchn

I honestly relish the opportunity to stay inside on a rainy summer day. While I am definitely an individual who can't get enough sunshine, a break from blue skies can actually feel quite special. Sure, your barbecue may have to be rescheduled, but in its place you've got a welcome excuse to be a bit of a homebody until things clear up. From comfort food to baked treats to freezer meals, here are 20 things we love to busy ourselves with in the kitchen when the rain is coming down.

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Small-Kitchen Survival Secrets from Tiny NYC Homes — Apartment Therapy

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From Apartment Therapy → Small Kitchen Survival Secrets from Stylish NYC Homes

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Make Outdoor Entertaining a Breeze with These Silicone Stretch Lids, on Sale Right Now — Amazon Deal of the Day

We love all the things about outdoor dining! All the things except for the annoying bugs that fly around us and all our food, that is. The biggest problem with outdoor entertaining is that while you're enjoying nature, nature is also trying to enjoy your spread. How do you keep bugs, stray leaves, and other elements from getting into the food you slaved over pre-party?

Try out this pack of six Cozypony Silicone Stretch Lids (on sale on Amazon right now for 55 percent off).

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Roasted Lemon Sauce — Recipes from The Kitchn

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You know lemons as the sunny citrus fruit that bring a pop of bright flavor to any dish with just a small squeeze of juice. Now I want to introduce you to another of side of lemons — the mellow, sweet side coaxed out from roasting. When partnered with roasted garlic and a few glugs of olive oil, in no time it's transformed into a rich, sweet sauce with a faint bitter edge.

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