July Grilling Guide
Grill better every day with a month's worth of great recipes and grilling tips.
"Fear the cheese," is the motto at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis, Minn., where this sandwich — which involves molten cheese sandwiched between two burger patties — was invented. We say embrace the cheese; just bite carefully.
Cheesy, Juicy "Jucy" Lucy Burger
This recipe is one of Alex Guarnaschelli's favorites from her childhood. She suggests letting it cool before eating, but she often can't wait, so she tops it with warm vanilla ice cream or tangy frozen yogurt when it's still warm and digs in before the ice cream melts.
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Beat the heat with a cooling summer cocktail that calls to mind a childhood favorite with the very adult addition of bourbon.
The Grown-Up Cool-Down
This quick and easy summer salad is bursting with the flavors of summer — watermelon, blueberries and mint — so don't wait for dessert to enjoy these refreshing warm-weather fruits.
Make a Watermelon Salad Tonight
The house burger at Bobby's Burger Palace is a basic burger topped with melted cheese and a handful of potato chips for a salty, crispy crunch in each bite.
Make It Your Own House Burger
Homemade chicken Caesar salad beats a chain restaurant's, any day, and Food Network Kitchens' grilled Caesar goes from grill to table in just 30 minutes.
Toss a Grilled Salad
Prep mix-ins and dressing for your pasta salad a day ahead, then cook the noodles and toss before serving.
Choose From 100 Pasta Salad Recipes
No one knows barbecue better than the Neelys, so let them plan your weekend menu: sweet mint tea, spinach salad, cheddar and herb biscuits and pulled pork sandwiches.
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Paula Deen uses Chessman cookies in her version of this classic icebox cake, and the result is an artfully decorated no-bake dessert.
Try This Simple Southern Dessert
If you're going to baste meat on the grill, divide your sauce into two bowls. Use one batch for basting the raw meat and the other for topping the cooked meat so you don't cross-contaminate.
Use This Tip to Make Buffalo Chicken Salad
Fancy enough for a weekend but fast enough for a busy weeknight. Rachael's bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles can be whipped up in seconds on the grill, or in a hot oven.
Make it in Minutes
Lasagna on the grill? You'd better believe it. No-bake noodles and foil packets are the secrets to making this Italian favorite like you've never had it before.
A New Spin on an Old Favorite
Even the pickiest eaters will gobble up this fun weeknight meal from Food Network Magazine: chicken, on a stick, with grilled romaine.
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For your next weekend get-together, mix up a menu featuring some of Paula's best cookout classics, from drunken chicken to peach cobbler.
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Use the grill for appetizers, too! A delicious departure from tradition, this simple starter is made in minutes with succulent shrimp drizzled with lemon butter and grilled to perfection.
Watch Rachael Make It
Don't wait for Mr. Ding-a-Ling to drive by for your ice cream fix; get creative with items you already have in your pantry and make ice cream sandwiches out of doughnuts, croissants — even crackers!
5 Frozen Treats
It's just sliced fruit, right? Wrong. What looks like ordinary citrus turns out to be gelatin-filled rinds. Fool your friends with a platter of lime, lemon and orange slices.
Easy-to-Make Faux Fruit
While the meat is resting for your main dish, throw thinly sliced eggplant on the hot grill; it cooks in a flash and will be ready to serve by the time you're ready to eat.
Grill Up an Eggplant Side Dish
It's a long summer, and after a few cookouts, burger fatigue sets in. It's time to give pork a chance. Guy's grilled chops are seasoned with a dry rub and simmered to perfection in a citrus-spiked sauce.
Try Guy's Mojo Pork Chops
Keep frozen pizza dough on hand for quick meals: Take it out of the freezer in the morning so it's ready to use by dinner. Then grill the crust, and the toppings too.
Grilled Pizza With Shrimp, Tomatoes and Feta
Dress your potatoes while they're still warm they'll soak up more flavor.
Try It With 50 Easy Potato Salad Recipes
The only thing better than a big, juicy burger hot off the grill is a big, juicy burger for dessert. Your to-do list for the weekend: Make the cake that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the summer.
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Top these not-too-spicy barbecue nachos with beef or pork that's been slow-cooked on the grill, or use store-bought rotisserie chicken for a shortcut. Either way, the Neelys' nachos are sure to impress.
Watch Pat and Gina Make Their Nachos
To save money at the fish counter, ask for "culls," lobsters that have lost a claw. They're usually cheaper and perfect for lobster rolls.
Get the Lobster Roll Recipe
Quick and easy doesn't have to mean boring and expected. Make an easy weeknight meal hot dogs, cooked how you like 'em special with creative toppings like chili, jalapenos and crushed corn chips.
Think Beyond the Mustard
Turn a classic sandwich everyone loves into a pasta salad your family will ask for again and again.
Try This Creamy Salad Tonight
Make classic patties then let your family top them as they please, with sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions and herbed mayo.
See How Tyler Does It
Don't let the fact that this chicken is stuffed with cheese fool you; this grilled dish, served with a colorful succotash, clocks in at less than 500 calories per serving.
Make the Healthy Choice
Does your family beg you to make peanut butter cookies? Answer their pleas this weekend and bake up a batch to bring to a cookout or keep in the cookie jar at home.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies
Chicken legs are less expensive than other parts of the bird, but equally flavorful when you marinate them like Sandra does in garlic, lemon and herbs.
Save Money This Weekend
Summer Grilling Central
Top Hot Dogs
Standout Sides & Salads
All-Star Barbecue Menu
Grilled Chicken Feast
Cookout Classics Made Healthier
All-Star Burger Menu
Outdoor-Friendly Drinks Menu