Each year, the United States celebrates its national Independence Day on July 4 to mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence. On that day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, eventually transforming 13 English colonies into the United States of America. Americans traditionally honor the day with parades and fireworks displays. Like every major holiday, July 4 also has its fair share of food traditions. Arguably the most famous one is the all-American barbecue, which brings many American families and friends together around a grill. To discover recipes for some staple dishes of any 4th of July celebration (or any summer cookout), browse this collection of cooking magazines.