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Grilled Chicken Taco Pizzas

Craving Italian and Mexican tonight? This grilled pizza combines the best of both worlds.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Taco Pizzas

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe Pesto

Use broccoli rabe and pistachios to make a summer pesto pasta.

Get the Recipe: Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe Pesto

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Bright, colorful and completely in-season, this light but satisfying Italian dish is a go-to simple starter.

Get the Recipe: Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Cheesecake Pancakes

Stir store-bought cheesecake into your pancake mix for a decadent morning meal.

Get the Recipe: Almost-Famous Cheesecake Pancakes

Watermelon Ice Pops

Spike these frozen treats with vodka or substitute orange juice for a family-friendly summertime dessert.

Get the Recipe: Spiked Watermelon Pops

Mini Pork Cheeseburgers

These baby bites pack a powerful punch once topped with creamy chipotle gouda.

Get the Recipe: Mini Pork Cheeseburgers

Cherry Jam Tart

Melissa's take on the classic French tart cuts down on the cost of pricey cherries by using good-quality cherry jam. It's low-cost and less time-intensive.

Get the Recipe: Grandma Monette's Cherry Jam Tart

Chicken Salad With Fresh Herbs

Emeril uses celery leaves to kick up his chicken salad. Choose your favorite fresh herbs and mix together a batch for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.

Spicy Tomato Salsa

Packed with tomatoes, garlic and cilantro, this is the only salsa recipe you'll ever need. Giada's secret? A splash of orange juice.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Tomato Salsa

Super-Zesty Potato Salad

This zesty summer side is coated in creamy homemade mayo and topped with bacon and garlic.

Get the Recipe: Super-Zesty Potato Salad

Alton's French Toast

Alton's perfect French toast is a welcome weekend treat.

Get the Recipe: French Toast

Grilled Banana and Nutella Panini

Turn your sandwich into a dessert by nestling creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread and smooth bananas between whole-wheat bread slices. Lightly grill for warm and gooey perfection.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Banana and Nutella Panini

Garlicky Grilled Chicken, Portobello, and Radicchio Salad

Make a complete meal in just 35 minutes: garlicky, juicy chicken, meaty portobello mushrooms and crisp radicchio.

Get the Recipe: Garlicky Grilled Chicken, Portobello, and Radicchio Salad

Fried-Catfish Rolls

Toss fried catfish with spiced mayonnaise and serve on thick potato rolls. Garnish with tomato, pickles and celery.

Get the Recipe: Fried-Catfish Rolls

Pasta Primavera

Turn the best of summer produce into a light and easy pasta dinner. Combine sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper and fresh mint to make a delicious pasta primavera.

Get the Recipe: Pasta Primavera

Grilled Banana Splits

You won't even need a bowl for this on-the-grill version of the classic banana split. It's brushed with butter and sugar, smothered in melted chocolate and topped with ice cream, whipped cream and, of course, a cherry.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Banana Splits

Miami Burger

This mouthwatering burger is inspired by an authentic Cuban sandwich. Pressing your burger means a crispy bun to complement the tender burger filling.

Get the Recipe: Miami Burger

Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs

Paula's eggcellent appetizer mixes sweet pickle relish, mustard and mayo for an easy and delicious deviled bite.

Get the Recipe: Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs

Glazed Double-Cut Pork Chops

Coated in a sweet maple and bourbon marinade, these sticky chops cook directly on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Glazed Double-Cut Pork Chops

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie

Wrap up the week on a sweet note: with family and friends and Emeril’s irresistibly silky peanut butter pie slathered in chocolate.

Southern Fried Chicken

With golden and crispy skin, Paula's traditional fried chicken is classic comfort food.

Get the Recipe: Southern Fried Chicken

Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Giada’s warm-topping crumble uses the sweetest fresh, in-season produce.

Get the Recipe: Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Grilled Lasagna

Yes, you can cook lasagna in the height of the summer. Just fire up the grill, take your no-boil noodles outside and you'll be dining in only 40 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Lasagna

Southern Baked Beans

Top brown sugar-spiked baked beans with bacon pieces for a weeknight side dish or potluck favorite.

Get the Recipe: Southern Baked Beans

French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas

Take breakfast outside with this creamy orange-scented French toast from the Neelys. Real maple syrup and caramelized bananas will make your morning a little sweeter.

Get the Recipe: French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas

Grilled Mac and Cheese With Pulled Pork

Just one bite of this cheesy pork sandwich and you'll be cooking up your own crazy combos in no time.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Mac and Cheese With Pulled Pork

Peach Cobbler

Paula's Peach Cobbler is a 5-star recipe with more than 1,000 reviews. Make this fan favorite in just one hour, and you'll be eating cobbler all weekend long.

Get the Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Everything Salmon Burgers With Scallion Sour Cream-Cream Cheese Sauce

Skip basic burgers, and serve these salmon patties topped with a tangy cream cheese and sour cream sauce.

Get the Recipe: Everything Salmon Burgers with Scallion Sour Cream-Cream Cheese Sauce

Bobby Flay's Margherita Pizza

Put in-season tomatoes and basil to work with this garden-fresh pizza made directly on the grill. You'll skip delivery once you bite into the soft mozzarella and crispy golden crust.

Get the Recipe: Bobby Flay's Margherita Pizza

Fish Tacos With Chipotle Cream

Ellie's healthy take on this classic seafood favorite tops flaky tilapia with a yogurt-based cream sauce.

Get the Recipe: Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Cuban-Style Grilled Salmon

Marinate lean salmon fillets in a cumin-cayenne mixture then lightly grill for a healthful dinner in just 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Cuban-Style Grilled Salmon

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