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.
30 Easy No-Bake Dessert Recipes Guaranteed to Delight
From crowd-pleasing icebox cakes and cheesecakes to no-bake bar cookies and more, these no-oven desserts are the sweet endings everyone wants.
20 Sangria, Summer Punch, and Cooler Recipes for Hot Summer Days
A pitcher of cold, refreshing sangria or punch is the perfect way to cool off on the hottest days of the year.
21 Tropical Drinks to Sip All Summer Long
These recipes are equal parts refreshing and delicious.
Our Favorite 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.
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The Smart Guide to Grilling Chicken Thighs
Whether you've got bone in or boneless, follow these tips for perfectly done chicken thighs on the grill.
Our Tips for Perfect Grilled Chicken That's Juicy and Flavorful
Avoid overcooked and dry meat with these easy tips, then try some of our favorite grilled chicken recipes.
Quick Sauces, Dips, and Dressings to Boost the Flavor of All Your Favorite Summer Dishes

Complementing summer produce and grilled meats is simple when you make these easy, flavor-packed condiments.