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It's July Fourth weekend, which means it's time to bust out the grilling tongs and get that flag cake assembled. Here are some of our favorite recipes for your cook-out, picnic, or wherever you'll be chowing down and waving that flag. Happy holiday weekend from everyone at Serious Eats world headquarters!

Dips and Salads

Guacamole »
"Healthy" Spinach and Artichoke Dip »
Grilled Potato Salad »
Classic Potato Salad »
Watermelon Salad with Chèvre »
Artichoke, Olive, and Lemon Pasta »
Easy Fruit Salad »
Mozzarella and Basil Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette »


Taste Test: Hot Dogs »
Dr. Pepper Baby Back Ribs »
The Ultimate Sliders »
Blue Cheese Portobello Mushroom Burgers »
Beer Can Chicken »
Pulled Pork »
Pernil »

Grilling Tips

Serious Eats Guide to Grilling »
6 Things Every Griller Needs »
Grilling: The Gas vs. Charcoal Debate »
The Burger Lab's Top 10 Tips For Making Better Burgers »
How Often Should You Flip a Burger? »


Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies »
Simple Cherry Pie »
Deborah Madison's Apricot Fold-Over Pie »
Chocolate Chip Cookies »
Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake »
Lemon Icebox Cake »
Orange-Glazed Olive Oil Cake with Fleur de Sel »


24 Summer Seasonal Beers »
The Best California IPAs »
Wines to Pair with Hot Dogs »
Ginger Beer Taste Test »
Summer Cocktails »