You've got the sparklers on standby and the grill is clean and ready to go. So, any idea what you'll be cooking for your July 4th festivities this weekend? The Food Network has several refreshing ideas that go way beyond The Burger. Like this one for Skirt Steak Fajitas and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa. Pair them with the Honest-to-Goodness Margarita from The Splendid Table and you'll have a Fiesta Fourth for sure!
Or maybe you're up here in the Northeast and crave the Vineyard-style celebration. You could try the traditional classic New England Lobster Dinner. Take it up a notch with your homemade Crab Cakes with Brown-Butter Tomato Vinaigrette and pair the whole thing with an unexpected, deliciously crisp Albarino, and your guests will simply swoon.
But maybe you just want burgers with a twist, like these Barbecue Buffalo Burgers with Mango Ketchup. Mix up some Sangria for the occasion and your guests will be toasting your innovation.