This summer, Cooking Channel shares 100 ways to love the season, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Get inspired to try new recipes, go on a picnic, host a backyard party or simply savor the best fruits and vegetables, all summer long.

  1. Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Grill Your Dessert (# 44)

    Whether you'd like to grill banana bread ice cream sandwiches, pack a picnic for the beach, dress up hot dogs or find a new corn-based side dish, Cooking Channel has 100 ways to love every day of summer.

  2. 1 Burger Bar + More Burger Recipes

    Plan an Easy Barbecue

    This low-key backyard bash features simple skewers, a build-your-own-burger bar and 5-star tequila-spiked lemonade.

  3. 2 Easy, A-Ha Side Dish: Grilled Vegetables Recipe

    Grill a Last-Minute Side Dish

    No need for advance prep: Grill the veggies you have on hand and dress them with a simple herby balsamic mixture.

  4. 3 Watch Road Trip With G. Garvin

    Plot a Summer Road Trip

    Watch G. Garvin seek out the best Southern eats across the country and get inspired to take your own summer trek.

  5. 4 Mushroom Burger + More Healthy Summer Recipes

    Get Swimsuit-Ready

    Dig into hearty, flavorful and good-for-you mains like a meaty portobello burger to keep that tummy flat and happy.

  6. 5 10 Cool Grilling Tools to Try

    Play With New Grilling Gadgets   

    Meatballs on the grill? No problem. Test out innovative tools that enable you to give your favorite fare a summery spin.

  7. 6 Rubs, Sauces + Mops for Better Barbecue

    Discover the Secret to Better Barbecue

    Learn how to infuse meats with flavor through rubs, sauces and mops, then sit back and let the smoking begin.

  8. 7 Strawberry Galette + More Berry Recipes

    Savor Strawberries at Their Peak

    A juicy, rustic strawberry galette is but one of the ways to enjoy the ruby-red berry –– early summer's best and brightest.

  9. 8 Roger Mooking on Man Fire Food

    Fire Up the Grill

    Join Roger Mooking on a new season of Man Fire Food as he uncovers the cool ways Americans are cooking with fire.

  10. 9 Chuck's Super Burgers + More Perfect Burger Recipes

    Make the Perfect Juicy Burger

    Find out how to make a perfect burger, then choose from recipes for meat and veggie patties and endless toppings.

  11. 10 Put that CSA to Good Use: Summer Vegetable Recipes

    Join a CSA

    Get access to the freshest veggies from local farmers by joining a Community Supported Agriculture program.

  12. 11 Ribs Recipes for a Ribs Cook-Off

    Throw a Ribs Cook-Off

    Challenge friends and family to a dueling of the meats: Whose saucy, stick-to-your-fingers ribs will reign champion?

  13. 12 Find Out What Cooking Channel Stars Love About Summer

    Love Summer, Cooking Channel-Style

    Some of our stars share what they love most about the summer season. Their answers will inspire you –– and make you laugh.

  14. 13 Learn How to Grill Like a Pro

    Get Perfect Grill Marks

    Find out how to create those even char lines, how to tell when steak is done and more essential grilling tips.

  15. 14 Food to Pack for Hiking and Biking

    Go on a Long Hike or Bike Ride

    Spend a weekend day adventuring outdoors –– and make sure you're fueled for the trip by bringing lightweight, nutritious foods.

  16. 15 How to Throw an Ice Cream Social Party

    Throw an Ice Cream Social

    Get tips for setting up this old-fashioned ice-cream-and-toppings bar, featuring colorful soda pop and mini pies, to boot.

  17. 16 The Freshmen Class on Cooking Channel

    Get Hooked: Your New Reality TV Show

    Go behind the scenes with The Freshman Class at culinary school: Will they withstand the heat, or get out of the kitchen?

  18. 17 Beer Butt Chicken Recipe

    Stick a Beer Can In It

    There's a reason this (hilarious) cooking style is so popular: The end result is an impossibly juicy, crispy chicken.

  19. 18 Design Your Own Party Lighting

    Deck Your Deck With DIY Lighting

    Transform red plastic cups into beautiful string lights that emit a colorful glow on warm summer nights.

  20. 19     Create a Signature Cocktail

    Create a Signature Summer Cocktail

    Unleash your inner mixologist and craft a colorful, fruity cocktail that you'll want to drink over and over again, all summer long.

  21. 20     Superhero-Themed Super Sandwiches

    Root for the Hero(es) of Summer

    We crafted some super-sized sammies, inspired by summer's big blockbusters, like Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and more.

  22. 21 Beer-Braised Pork and More Barbecue Recipes

    Have a Low, Slow and Lazy Day

    Apply your rubs and sauces, fire up the smoker and then wait. The reward for your patience? Tender barbecued meats.

  23. 22 Southern Father's Day Brunch Party

    Surprise Dad With a Southern Comfort Brunch

    This Father's Day, treat Dad to bacon mac and cheese, Bloody Marys and bourbon-spiked banana pudding.

  24. 23 Smoked Corn Slaw + More Summer Side Dishes

    Try a New Side Dish With Dinner

    Mix a colorful new slaw (like this smoked corn + lime recipe), a differently dressed potato salad or a veggie-filled pasta dish.

  25. 24 Celebrate National Picnic Day

    Celebrate National Picnic Day   

    You don't need to go far to enjoy an alfresco meal: Get recipes and tips for having a picnic in your own backyard.

  26. 25 Peanut Butter-Chocolate Pops + More Summer Dessert Recipes

    Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Berry crumbles, peach pies, ice cream sammies and these peanut butter-chocolate pops: How's a dessert lover to choose?

  27. 100 Ways to Love Summer

    More Ways to Love Summer

    Get 75 more ways to love summer, like drinking out of a pineapple, making quick pickles and visiting your state fair.




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