No Independence Day gathering is complete without fireworks, so let them begin with dinner. Browse ten holiday menus.
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American Flavor
No Independence Day celebration is complete without burgers, watermelon and pie.

Barbecue U
Where there's smoke, there's fire--and some mighty fine eating.

Bill of Lights
This Fourth of July, create some culinary fireworks with a low-fat menu that explodes with excitement.

Celebrate the Day
This all-American menu is a good way to celebrate the day with friends.

Classic Grilled Steak
This quick grilled meal is supercharged with flavor from a tasty rub. (Serves 4)

Dinner at Dusk Summer Menu
For this year's Fourth of July gathering, trade the soda and meal-on-a-bun buffet for cold glasses of white wine and a menu that inspires ooohs and ahhhs before the fireworks begin. (Serves 6)

Fourth of July Cookout
Celebrate the holiday with this colorful backyard barbecue featuring kebabs and an orzo salad. (Serves 8)

Great Grilled Menu
Here's an all-purpose menu you'll roll out time and again, no sweat.

Great Make-Ahead Sandwich Menu
Chill out by the park, in the backyard or by the water with our make-ahead picnic menu. (Serves 4)

Star-Spangled Menu
Celebrate summer with this no-fuss, all-American menu.