My Favorite Recipes for a Summer Cookout

Summer brings fun get-togethers with family and friends, often for weekend BBQs. In this post, I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes with you to provide some new ideas and recipe inspiration for your next cookout.

Did you know that you can help end childhood hunger by dedicating your next cookout to No Kid Hungry? Invite your guests to join you and donate to help end childhood hunger in America. That’s right, by simply hosting a backyard BBQ (no matter how big or small), you can help raise money to help kids get the summer meals they need. It’s easy; visit to learn more and sign up.

And, be sure to share your photos and recipes with me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram – and use #NoKidHungry.

I can’t wait to see what you cook up!

Main DishCraving a juicy burger, fresh fish, classic chicken, or even pizza?

Here are my go-to main dish recipes for a summer cookout.

Classic Summer Sides – on the grill!

Here are some of my favorite easy summer recipes to round out the menu at your next cookout.

Drink Up: Try one these refreshing beverages at your next cookout.

Desserts: Whether you’re grilling dessert (yes, you can grill dessert!), just want something light and refreshing, or are craving a summer classic – here are some of my recommendations.