Happy Independence Day!

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Happy 4th of July to all of our American readers! We hope that you are enjoying the day off, relaxing with friends and family and eating some darn good food. It sounds like many of you have delicious plans, with everything from seasonal peaches to Jell-O shots to fried chicken.

We just stuck an extra-big batch of strawberry ice cream in the freezer to harden. We'll meet up with friends later and grill burgers and chicken, eat baked beans, chocolate chip cookies, and potato and macaroni salads.

Here's a few recipe tips from the archives, just in case you need a last minute side dish to round out your meal...

Modern Ambrosia
Sauteed Zucchini and Squash with Thyme and Feta
Mixed New Potato Salad with Sweet Basil and Shallots
Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad
Lemon and Honey Fruit Salad
Herbed Corn
Apricot and Biscuit Crostata

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.