PART OF Summer Grilling

49 Food Tips That Will Save Summer

The days are long and bright, the cooler's full and the grill is lit. Don't let a rogue thunderstorm or patch of poison ivy ruin that perfect scene: Keep your summer calamity-free with 49 genius fixes.

How to Build a Better Burger

It's been a downright brutal winter and you've plum forgotten how to build the perfect burger. Here's how it's done, champ.


It's too hot for your go-to grilled cheese and tomato soup. Meet your new summer sidepiece.

Killer Baked Beans

If you're upping the barbecue ante, you'd better level up your sad old can of baked beans to match.

Ice Cream Bread

Who left the ice cream out on the counter? Too melty for cones, but just right for bread.

Caprese Salad Wreath

Sally down the block always wins "prettiest dish" at the neighborhood picnic. Not this year, Sally.

Rocket Lobster Rolls

These lobster and shrimp sandwiches have a gingery Asian slaw.

DIY Sunburn Remedy

That beach trip was blissful until you came home with a wicked sunburn. Find relief in your pantry (of all places).

Watermelon Popsicles

You're terrified of yet another Pinterest fail. Fret not, these poppers are e-a-s-y.

How to Cook Lobster

Your seaside rental house has everything, except instructions on how to cook your freshly-caught dinner.

Lemonade, 6 Ways

It's your kids vs. your arch rival's kids in a lemonade stand battle royale. Time to call in the reinforcements.

No-Bake Banana Cream Pie

You picked pie for the potluck but ain't nobody got time to make pie crust. It's a no-bake banana cream 911.

Grilled Kielbasa Dinner Packets

Can't face a sink full of pots and pans post-dinner tonight? Grab the foil and set yourself free.

Foil-Pack Tilapia with Lemon, Rosemary & Tomato

Just because you're camping doesn't mean you have to eat like an animal.

Avocado Toast with Bacon & Maple Syrup

Your brunch guests arrived early and you need a not-boring nibble on the fly. Step it up.

Chicken Kabobs with Pineapple Sauce

Ho-hum grilled chicken breasts are just "basic." Sharpen those skewers.

Frito Corn Salad

A side salad would complete your summer meal but you're really just craving a bag of chips. No shame here.

Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

You're officially over amateur-hour barbecue. Time to get your smoke on like a bonafide pit master.

11 Sticky-Fingered Ways to Eat More Ribs This Summer

You go for Texas barbecue but your friends demand St. Louis-style. Ribs for both sides of this Jets vs. Sharks debate await.

Cuban Mojitos

Can't afford to go anywhere exotic this year? Hit the travel mags and pour yourself one of these.

Hot Dog Roll Ups

Mayday, mayday! You ran out of hot dog buns at the height of grilling season.

Fried Ravioli

Feeling a little too skinny in your bathing suit? These should help.

12 Peachy Recipes For Living Your Best Summer Life

Peach-picking was a great idea until you got home with an orchard's worth of fruit about to go boots up. Make like Princess Peach and try peaches every way.

Puppy Chow Snack Mix

That long-awaited road trip starts tomorrow and you need car snacks, stat.

Stuffed Pizza Burgers

For when half the family wants burgers but the other half wants pizza.

Mango Sangria

Knock, knock, knock. Got unexpected guests and only one bottle of wine in the house? Stretch it like so.

How to Break Down a Watermelon

Embarrassed over your non-uniform watermelon slices? Here's how the pros do it.

DIY Weed Killer

Weeds may have temporarily won the backyard battle, but you'll win the war.

Healthy Banana "Ice Cream"

Gone vegan this bikini season? Ice cream's still on the menu.

Spiced Marinated Tomatoes

Less-than-ripe tomatoes call for an emergency juice transfusion. Set them swimming in this sweet-tart marinade.

Puckerin' Pickle Pops

Kids suffering from the mid-summer boredom blues? These should perk them right up.

S'mores Cups

Summer thunderstorm killed your campfire? Take your s'mores indoors.

Pineapple-Coconut Jell-O Shots

Your fancy cocktail party's falling a little flat. Bring back the fun like you did in college.

Classic Funnel Cake

Major calendar fail: You mixed up the dates for the state fair and missed all the fun. Let the funnel cakes come to you.

Slow Cooker Pork Roast

The mercury just hit 100 degrees and you need a break from grill duty. Slow cooker or bust!

Spicy Pepper Jack Zucchini Boats

Can't swing that super yacht rental this year? Here's the boat for you.

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Corn

If you eat one more plain Jane corn on the cob this summer, you'll scream.

Treat Poison Ivy with a Banana Peel

Ah, the great outdoors. That hike in the woods was rejuvenating until you wandered into a patch of poison ivy. Itching, begone!

How to Make Ice Cream Without a Machine

The kids are screaming for ice cream but there's no machine in sight. You don't need no stinkin' machine.

Grilled Pineapple-Jalapeno Salsa

That swarm of bees was super distracting and you over-grilled the chicken. Slather on some salsa and no one's the wiser.

BBQ Bacon & Banana Rolls

Your family thinks you're stuck in a flavor rut? Make them eat their words.

4th of July Martini

Are the fireworks louder this year? Here's a little something for your frazzled nerves.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Yes, it's deep summer, but dang it, you're craving comfort food.

Over-The-Top Burger Bar

Surprise! The boss is coming to dinner and you've been boasting 'bout your grill skills around the office. Show up or shut up.

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

There's no time to make dessert but you're no quitter. Time for a little smoke and mirrors.

Hot Dog Cookies

The kids want to help out with the hot dogs but you can't let them near the hot grill. Try these on for size.

Fried Green Tomatoes

A little overzealous with your tomato crop this year? Toss those crisp green guys in the fryer.

12 Ways to Treat Yo'Self with Ice Cream Cake

Summer birthday season is in full force and you've run out of cake recipes. Wow them with way-easier ice cream cakes galore.

Ultimate Shrimp Boil

Uh oh, you promised the family a seafood feast they'd never forget, and they've finally come to collect.

How to Make an Ice Bowl

It's the last backyard bash of the season and you'd better bring it. Ice bowls > all other bowls.