Practice Round: Recipes To Brush Up On For July 4th Grilling

So you've declared yourself Grillmaster for 4th of July week. That's right, due to the Thursday holiday, we've decided to grill and celebrate all week, fireworks or not. We're brushing up on the basics so we can pull out all the stops on the big day. The fireworks will sound like roaring applause for your epic grill marks, perfect burgers and tangy, juicy chicken. Hone these recipes to a mirror-like sheen this weekend and watch the praise roll in.

Now take a nice long gander at our 17 Awesome 4th Of July Sides and decide how you'll bring the house down.

Advice from the Grilling Gods on Food Republic: