Summer Entertaining

Summertime, and the hosting is easy. We're here to prove it. Whether you're throwing backyard barbeque, a tropical luau, or a pool party, we offer everything you need to make it memorable for you and your guests. Try our easy recipes, cool cocktails, effortless decor, grilling tips, and table-setting tricks, and guaranteed: you'll be ready to party all season long.

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12 Tasty Sides to Serve with Burgers (Other Than Fries!)

You love a burger, but you're not always in the mood to enjoy one with a pile of fries. Are they your only side option? We think the simplicity of a classic burger makes it an ideal canvas for pairing with all manner of easy dishes. These are our favorite ideas.

29 Easy No-Bake Desserts Sure to Delight

When you want to keep the oven off but still want something sweet and decadent, these no-bake desserts—from cheesecake to bar cookies to crème brûlée—are delicious solutions.

Summer Picnic Recipes That Aren't Sandwiches

For summertime meals on the go, think beyond the sandwich. Anything that can be served cold or at room temperature has picnic potential. Here, we share our favorite easily portable recipes for picnicking, including chilled soup, summer slaw, flank steak, and tempting desserts.

Dine Deliciously in the Great Outdoors with Our Best Camping Recipes

Sure, everything tastes better after a day of hiking and swimming, but we can do way better than a burnt hot dog on a stick. Rekindle your love of campfire cooking with recipes that are equal parts fun and sophisticated. Browse our collection for your best-ever camping trip.
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Stylish Inflatable Pools That Will Keep You Cool All Summer Long

No beach vacation? No problem. From sleek striped styles to pet-safe options, these blow-up pools turn any sliver of lawn space into a refreshing retreat.

How to Plan a Kid-Friendly Picnic Lunch

Dine al fresco—even if it's just in your own backyard!—with this tasty lunch that the kids can help prepare.

Get Ready for Barbecue Season with the Help of These Two New Cookbooks

Two new books—one from Chef Rodney Scott and one from food historian Adrian Miller—share sage advice, excellent recipes, and explore the history of BBQ.