Nothing quite says 'summer time' like a delicious 4th of July menu to celebrate America's birthday! Independence Day is just about here, so you still have time to get something fab together for your All American revelry.

Our friends at Taste of Home have recipes for everything from a traditional backyard BBQ  to Red, White, and Blue Desserts, to Patriotic side dishes and delicious and refreshing beverages, like White Peach Sangria.

My own personal family favorites include great side dishes like Grilled Corn on the Cob, Creamy Cole Slaw, and Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime, all from Chef Bobby Flay. And of course, no Independence Day celebration would be complete without a ripe, red watermelon for dessert,  or even some refreshing homemade ice cream. Whatever your family tradition is, make it a tasty occasion , and Happy Birthday, America!