We've paired the perfect recipe with each of these must-do activities, like lapping up a chocolate-dipped ice cream drum, poolside.
Why cap off your burger with plain ol' ketchup when you can pile patties high with colorful condiments and tasty toppings?
Diversify the grilled grain with infused butters, flavorful spice mixes and more clever corn-preparation tricks.
Start with a fruit or yogurt base (booze optional but encouraged), then mix in fruits, herbs or other surprising ingredients.
Plan meals around your greenmarket haul, cooking with summer's freshest fruits and veggies.
Challenge friends and family to a dueling of the meats: Whose saucy, stick-to-your-fingers ribs will reign champion?
Start with a signature cocktail, craft simple decorations to set the scene and serve easy-to-prep small bites.
We turned top wintry dishes into picnic-perfect, cookout-ready fare. Loaded baked-potato salad, anyone?
These silly-named sweets steal the show with their oozing fruit centers and crispy, crumbly oat and dough toppings.
Spruce up your spread with sandwiches, salads and sweets that travel easily and can stand up to the heat.
Get 91 more ways to love summer, like drinking out of a pineapple, making quick pickles and visiting your state fair.