Summer Entertaining Guide

From the best burger to perfect desserts and sides, this guide has everything you need to have the best summer ever

There's so much to love about summer: the explosion of great produce; the chance to fire up the grill; afternoons spent enjoying leisurely meals outdoors with friends and family. Whether you're planning a beachside picnic, a feast under the stars, or just a weekend backyard barbecue, celebrate long days and warm nights with our summer entertaining guide. We've got recipes that make the most of the season's best fruits and vegetables, outdoor cooking tips and techniques, entertaining ideas, kitchen tools and products, and menus to enjoy all summer long. So whip up one of our favorite summer cocktails and get ready to have the best summer party possible.

Summer Cooking Techniques

Summer Menus

On the Grill

When summer rolls around, it's time to grill everything, from steaks and chicken to fruits and almost all of your side dishes

What's in Season

Tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peppers, and more—let your garden be your guide this summer


Whether you like them fruity and frozen or alcohol-free, we've got your favorite summer cocktails and mocktails covered

Sides & Salads

All of the pasta salads, dips, and sides you'll want to bring to every barbecue this summer (no boring potato salads here)

Summer Seafood

Crack into a lobster, get your hands dirty with some crabs and shrimp, or just perfect a cut of grilled salmon


These ice cream and popsicle recipes prove that the perfect summer desserts don't have to be baked (but we've got plenty of those too)

Perfect Picnics

We've got all the sandwiches, accessories, and sides you need for an amazing outdoor picnic