How to Set the Perfect Summer Table

We asked a few of our favorite entertaining experts for their top tips on tablescapes, serveware, and crowd-pleasing dishes to make sure your summer gathering is gorgeous — and goes off without a hitch!

Photo: Bryan E. McCay from Modern Mix, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith


DIY: How to Make a Flower Crown

Weddings, baby showers, music festivals — flower crowns cap off any summer occasion. We asked New York City floral designer Christy Doramus for advice on how to DIY the popular accessory using fresh, seasonal blooms from Whole Foods Market.

How to Plan a Cool Summer Party Without Breaking the Bank

Summer entertaining shouldn’t blow your budget. From shopping tips to menu ideas, here are our best money-saving solutions for your next party.

Fourth of July Favorites

Cherry Pie

Get the recipe: Cherry Pie

Homemade Snacks for Summer Road Trips

With a little planning ahead, you can pack wholesome snacks to carry you through your summer travels. From dried apple slices to no-bake cookies, here are a few must-try snack recipes for the road — including some you can make ahead and freeze for later.

Bringing Ramadan to America’s Mainstream

Can you think of a major religious holiday that combines the devout abstinence of Lent, the sincere atonement of Yom Kippur, the immense gratitude of Thanksgiving and the celebratory nature of Christmas combined together for 30 consecutive days every year? Welcome to Ramadan.

Favorite New Recipe: Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomatoes and Oregano

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share one of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

Mastering the Melon: Tips and Recipes for a Fresh Look at Watermelon

Make the most of watermelon season with fresh tips and brilliant new recipes.

Nutrition Expert-Approved Summer Staples

I checked in with our creative nutrition pros for their must-haves to make the most of peak summer produce. Here is what they are eating right now:

Easy and Delicious Options for Ramadan

Whether you’re observing Ramadan or simply looking for convenient and enticing eats, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.


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