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Starters, sides, entrees, desserts – everything you need for a foolproof 4th of July cookout is right here on this list!
These are the ultimate burgers: packed with flavor and reliably juicy, even when cooked to well-done.
The vegetables in this salsa are roasted, intensifying the flavor of the tomatoes, mellowing the onions and garlic, and adding a touch of smokiness.
Summery and make-ahead, this fresh corn salad is tailor-made for a cookout.
A soft yellow cake topped with luscious cream cheese frosting and fresh berries, this patriotic cake is a must on the 4th.
A thick Dijon mustard marinade gives these grilled baby potatoes great texture and flavor. Perfect for a summer cookout!
Made with ordinary limes, this “Key lime” pie tastes every bit as authentic as the real deal — plus it’s easier to make.
In this summery bruschetta, briny olives and a splash of balsamic vinegar liven up the classic tomato and basil topping.
Say goodbye to dry, bland grilled chicken breasts. This recipe guarantees juicy, flavorful chicken every time.
Zesty pesto, green peas, pine nuts, and mozzarella pearls make a flavorful and pretty pasta salad.
I love the flavor and ease of cooking chicken wings on the grill — they are truly no fuss, no muss, and finger lickin’ good!
A few tweaks to the back-of-the-box recipe make these Rice Krispie Treats the best ever.
Also known as “margarita chicken,” this tequila lime chicken is loaded with bright Southwestern flavor.
A buttery shortbread crust, luscious lemon filling, and dusting of powdered sugar make these lemon bars as pretty as they are delicious!
Andrea Nguyen’s savory-sweet char siu chicken is easy to make and hard to resist.
Named for my great-grandmother “Honey,” these old-fashioned coconut cupcakes are tender and super coconut-y.
From food writer Alice Currah, these grilled Thai curry chicken skewers are a crowd pleaser for all ages.
This classic guacamole recipe is the only one you’ll ever need.
These tacos are ideal for a small cookout. You can prepare most of the recipe ahead, and then just fire up the grill and let everyone assemble their own tacos.
This make-ahead black bean salad is a huge crowd-pleaser, and — bonus — it doubles as a dip!
Filled with coconut custard, whipped cream and heaps of toasted coconut, this coconut cream pie is downright dreamy.
Perfect for a summer get-together, this trifle is refreshing, gorgeous, and make-ahead.