Whether you will be grilling at home after the parade, or packing up a basket to watch the town fireworks, here's a round-up of ideas for your outdoor meal.
Fourth of July picnics kick-off three glorious month of eating outside in the fresh air. Here are a few ideas to fill your picnic table.
Four variations for turning an ordinary hot dog into a tasty delight.
Loin flap steaks, flat steaks, and top sirloin are less expensive cuts that deliver delicious flavors.
A good bun, melted blue cheese, grilled toppings (hold the ketchup!) make for a perfect burger.
Turkey burgers 'livened up' with Asian flavors.
Beef kebabs with a cherry barbecue sauce.
Homemade veggie burgers allow you to play around with flavors.
Season grilled corn-on-the-cob with Parmesan, lime, and paprika.
Grilled summer vegetables make a wonderful napoleon when paired with fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella.
A slaw with a vinegar base that will hold its form inside a cooler or on a picnic table.
Green bean and potato salad with lemon-dill aioli.
A vibrant summer salad with fresh flavors and colors.
Two different ways to flavor a classic egg salad.