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According to the clock, there's only a few hours left before the summer weekend begins. We know you already have visions of margaritas, mojitos, chilled summer wines, and BBQs in your head. And while grilled corn and cheeseburgers are all well and glorious, we recommend you upgrade your standard summer fare with these four fab variations on the season's tastiest appetizer—crostini. Though whipping up something that sounds as gourmet as roasted figs over ricotta or prosciutto and Gruyère may sound complicated, we swear our recipes are as idiot-proof as they are tasty. And with the expert advice from our go-to personal chef and foodie blogger, Claire Thomas from The Kitchy Kitchen and well-priced wine pairings from Whitney Adams, the vino ace from Domaine L.A. and Brunellos Have More Fun, we've got you covered. All you need is some basic ingredients and a good baguette. We promise your next al fresco cocktail party will kick off with a flavorful bang—and keep you grilling and chilling in style all weekend long.