This summer, make it count with Cooking Channel's 101 ideas for loving the season: Try new recipes, go on a road trip, host a backyard bash or simply savor all the fresh produce.

  1. 1 Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Drums + More Perfect Summer Eats

    Plan the Ultimate Summer Bucket List

    We've paired the perfect recipe with each of these must-do activities, like lapping up a chocolate-dipped ice cream drum, poolside.

  2. 2 60 Best Burger Recipes

    Make the Best Burger, Ever

    Why cap off your burger with plain ol' ketchup when you can pile patties high with colorful condiments and tasty toppings?

  3. 3 10 Corn on the Cob Recipes

    Customize Your Cobs

    Diversify the grilled grain with infused butters, flavorful spice mixes and more clever corn-preparation tricks.

  4. 4 Frozen Yogurt Coconut Pops + More Summer Dessert Recipes

    Reinvent the Popsicle

    Start with a fruit or yogurt base (booze optional but encouraged), then mix in fruits, herbs or other surprising ingredients.

  5. 5 Heirloom Tomato Salad + More Summer Vegetable Recipes

    Frequent the Farmers Market

    Plan meals around your greenmarket haul, cooking with summer's freshest fruits and veggies.

  6. 6 Ribs Recipes + More of the Best Barbecue

    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?

  7. 7 Summer Party Recipes

    Host an Epic Backyard Bash

    Start with a signature cocktail, craft simple decorations to set the scene and serve easy-to-prep small bites. 

  8. 8 Loaded Baked Potato Salad + More Summery Comfort Foods

    Summer-fy Favorite Comfort Foods

    We turned top wintry dishes into picnic-perfect, cookout-ready fare. Loaded baked-potato salad, anyone?

  9. 9 Cobblers, Crisp, Crumble and More Summer Fruit Desserts

    Bake a Bubbling Fruit Dessert

    These silly-named sweets steal the show with their oozing fruit centers and crispy, crumbly oat and dough toppings.

  10. 10 5-Star Picnic Recipes

    Pack a 5-Star Picnic

    Spruce up your spread with sandwiches, salads and sweets that travel easily and can stand up to the heat.

  11. 101 Ways to Love Summer

    101 Ways to Love Summer

    Get 91 more ways to love summer, like drinking out of a pineapple, making quick pickles and visiting your state fair.

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