Whether you're entertaining friends or heading to a summer potluck party, these recipes are sure to please the guests. Find great options for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and all your summer entertaining.
This blueberry lemonade is new favorite. It's a truly refreshing beverage you'll make all summer long.
A refreshing beverage that's kid-friendly.
Caramel Apple Iced Tea
Favorite flavors combine to make this caramel apple iced tea a welcomed refreshment on a hot day.
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
Strawberry lemonade, made with fresh ingredients, is a refreshing beverage choice for a cookout.
Bacon Cheddar Smash Burgers
Juicy, moist, and perfectly cooked, these smash burgers will be your new favorite dinner.
Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak
Marinating flank steak makes it much more tender. Grill to desired doneness.
Garlic Overboard Burgers with Creamy Garlic Burger Sauce
These burgers with the creamy garlic burger sauce will blow you away. A garlic lovers dream come true!
Grilled Round Steak Fajitas
Grilling round steak for fajitas adds great flavor.
Grilled Sweet and Spicy Mustard Pork Chops
A little sweet and a little spice blended with tangy mustard lends to the most moist and delicious Grilled Sweet and Spicy Mustard Pork Chops. Fire up your grill and add this smokey goodness to your menu for grilling season.
Spicy Grilled Rockfish with Garlic and Basil Butter
This spicy grilled rockfish is filled with the flavors of cayenne, garlic, and basil. This dish is so easy to make, and the sauce brings out the delicious flavor of the fish without overwhelming it.
Herb Grilled Lobster Tails
Pair these flavorful lobster tails with a steak for a restaurant quality meal at home.
Grilled Porterhouse Steaks with Garlic Herb Compound Butter
Grill up porterhouse steaks and top with a delicious compound butter for added flavor.
Gigi's Baked Beans
Semi-homemade and full of deliciousness, Gigi's baked beans are a favorite addition to any summer gathering. They are a great side to burgers or chicken dishes.
Mom's Linguine Salad
A perfect side dish for every summer cookout.
Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus
Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus makes the perfect side dish for any BBQ but most especially goes great with fish, shrimp, chicken and steak.
Classic Broccoli Salad
Classic Broccoli Salad is a staple at many summer backyard parties. This version has a simple dressing that’s a bit tangy but not too sweet plus all your favorite add-ins.
Bacon Cheddar Potato Packets
Throw potato packets on the grill alongside your entree.
Is it really a summer party if there's no cole slaw? Make this recipe ahead of time so the flavors can combine.
Grilled Brussels Sprouts
A great side dish when grilling out and a perfect vegetarian option for any backyard party.
This corn salad is perfect for a picnic, backyard party or potluck. Make it up to 8 hours in advance so the flavors can meld.
Desserts and Sweets
Mom's Southwest Georgia Pound Cake
Top this pound cake with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and berries.
Creamy Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust
Mom's Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust is yummy any time of year. It's cool, creamy and delicious on a hot day. Ideal for potluck parties or a spring or summer cookout.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is so easy and makes a lot of cookies- perfect to share or to keep for yourself .
Sugar Cone Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sugar Cone Chocolate Chip Cookies are even more fun because they have little bits of ice cream cone and sprinkles!
Chocolate Campfire Cake
Chocolate campfire cake will bring smiles to all guests at your cookout or potluck.
Cherry Pie Crumble Bars
What better way to highlight delicious summer cherries, than in these cherry pie crumble bars! It’s a sweet and tart dessert combo that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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Cheese Curd In Paradise says
I don’t know what to make first! Thanks for including me, and giving so many great options ! These look fantastic!
Anne Lawton says
there are so many great ideas here for the holiday weekend! Thanks for putting this together!
Sue Lau says
Such a broad selection of cookout favs! Easy to build a menu just from this page.
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck says
Please tell me how I’m supposed to pick just one??? I’m gonna be fat by the time I try all of these yummy recipes out!!!
So many great grilling ideas! It’s so hard to choose what to make first! Thanks so much for including my fish and eggplant!
Terri Steffes says
Dang! I could just print this and have my whole summer’s menus! I love it! Every dish looks incredible.
I think we should make them all and host a party! They look so good.
Jasmine Watts says
Yummm… We love to grill too and these recipes look so delicious! I would love to try out these!
We grill all the time in the Summer. It keeps the house from getting too warm by not turning the stove on. These look like some good recipes!
Jane Rosewood says
Everything looks so unbelievably great! I’m definitely going to try some of those recipies 🙂 What a delicious blog!
Raya Cordova says
OMG all those look extremely delicious! Aah can’t wait to make them myself!
Krista Dial says
Mmmm. All of these recipes sound delish! My favorite recipes are summer dishes. We’ve been getting a lot of squash from our CSA, so I’m especially excited to try the squash casserole…
MakeUp Fun says
Yummyyyy I love those recipes! Especially the ice cream one and the evergreen lemonade xx
Marie Barber says
We love to grill too, being in the UK the summer isn’t exactly summer so if we get a dry day out comes the grill, these recipes are great I’ve saved for future ref. Happy July 4th 🙂