Summer and Grilling Recipes

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.

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    Plan the Ultimate Summer Bucket List

    Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Drums + More Perfect Summer Eats

    We've paired the perfect recipe with each of these must-do activities, like lapping up a chocolate-dipped ice cream drum, poolside. Top 10 Things To Do (and Eat) This Summer

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    Make the Best Burger, Ever

    60 Best Burger Recipes

    Why cap off your burger with plain ol' ketchup when you can pile patties high with colorful condiments and tasty toppings? 60 Ways to Build Better Burgers

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    Customize Your Cobs

    10 Corn on the Cob Recipes

    Diversify the grilled grain with infused butters, flavorful spice mixes and more clever corn-preparation tricks. Corn on the Cob, 11 Ways

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    Reinvent the Popsicle

    Frozen Yogurt Coconut Pops + More Summer Dessert Recipes

    Start with a fruit or yogurt base (booze optional but encouraged), then mix in fruits, herbs or other surprising ingredients. 15 Ice Pops, Plus 75 Top Summer Sweets

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    Frequent the Farmers Market

    Heirloom Tomato Salad + More Summer Vegetable Recipes

    Plan meals around your greenmarket haul, cooking with summer's freshest fruits and veggies. 41 Summer Vegetable Recipes

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    Throw a Ribs Cook-Off

    Ribs Recipes + More of the Best Barbecue

    Challenge friends and family to a dueling of the meats: Whose saucy, stick-to-your-fingers ribs will reign champion? Smoke 'Em Out: 24 Ribs Recipes

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    Host an Epic Backyard Bash

    Summer Party Recipes

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

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    Summer-fy Favorite Comfort Foods

    Loaded Baked Potato Salad + More Summery Comfort Foods

    We turned top wintry dishes into picnic-perfect, cookout-ready fare. Loaded baked-potato salad, anyone? Have Your Comfort, and Sunshine, Too

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    Bake a Bubbling Fruit Dessert

    Cobblers, Crisp, Crumble and More Summer Fruit Desserts

    These silly-named sweets steal the show with their oozing fruit centers and crispy, crumbly oat and dough toppings. 35 Cobblers, Crisps, Crumbles + More

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    Pack a 5-Star Picnic

    5-Star Picnic Recipes

    Spruce up your spread with sandwiches, salads and sweets that travel easily and can stand up to the heat. 12 Totally Totable Picnic Recipes

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    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. Start Having the Best Summer, Here