Come June and the early days of summer, there is a clear shift in the recipes we all crave. The longer, warmer days have us filling meal plans with simpler summer fare, dinners from the grill, cookout and picnic favorites, and, of course, refreshing iced beverages to keep us cool.
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Sticky-sweet BBQ chicken is a quintessential summer classic, and you don't need a grill to make it your dinnertime reality. Your oven can quickly turn chicken pieces into crispy, slightly charred BBQ dinner.
File this cookie for a crowd under "worthwhile reasons to turn on the oven this summer." You can wait for it to cool, but I recommend grabbing some spoons (and a pint of ice cream!) and digging in as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Whether your serve these sausage, potato, and green been foil packets as dinner or a side dish, you want them in your summer meal plan rotation. They can be cooked on the grill, in the oven, or even on a campfire with minimal cleanup and even less prep.
Baked beans are a staple of summer cookouts and BBQs, and the slow cooker is your solution to making a big batch from scratch without heating up the kitchen.
Tossed in a light vinaigrette, this pasta salad has enough oomph to stand on its own as lunch and is light enough to be a side to anything you pull off the grill for dinner.
Grilled chicken is a versatile summer staple for dinners, sandwiches, salads, and more. This recipe teaches you the tricks for a juicy and tender result every time.
If hummus is a staple in your fridge, it's time to add this weeknight pantry pasta into your meal plan. The beloved dip is transformed into a luscious, creamy sauce that coats every nook and cranny of the noodles.
There is nothing more refreshing than an icy-cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. This version comes together without heating up the stove or breaking a sweat to squeeze lemons, plus you'll learn two smart tips for making lemonade faster and more easily.
I can tell you from experience that this saucy orzo tastes even better than it looks, plus it's a breeze to pull off even when you don't feel like cooking. It's easy enough to pull together in 15 minutes with pantry ingredients and single pot.
This skillet recipe is bound to become a cookout favorite. Just be sure to have plenty of napkins of hand. Like any really good firecracker chicken recipe, this one is all about the vibrant, sticky sauce.