These meaty baby back ribs are basted with a homemade sauce of beer, honey, and spices.
Big-batch drinks blended with fruit are easily made in advance and stashed in the fridge until serving time -- just add ice and blend.
For his brick chicken recipe, celebrity chef Art Smith rubs fresh herbs under the skin so all the flavor stays put during grilling. "When it comes to grilling chicken, the flatter, the faster," he says. "Butterfly the chicken, then weigh it down on the grill with a brick-topped cookie sheet."
When selecting ribs for her recipe, celebrity chef Daisy Martinez asks the butcher to cut the ribs 1 ½ inches thick so they're finished and full of flavor in less than 15 minutes. They're served with tomatillo salsa and potatoes drizzled with Cilantro-accented pesto.
Daisy Martinez, cookbook author and celebrity chef, makes this fresh fruit panna cotta the night before for a refreshing cookout dessert.
Celebrity chef Ted Allen's all-in-one meal idea is a real crowd-pleaser. Once the grill is going, you can cook the mango, zucchini, and skewered shrimp at the same time.
"I use affordable, everyday wine for this sangria-inspired peach compote," says Food Network star Ted Allen. "Spoon it, fruit and all, over ice cream, and it's dessert."
For a make-ahead side dish, layer cabbage, red peppers, and carrots, in a bowl the night before. Then, at mealtime, all you have to do is pour on the gingery lime dressing.
This everything-goes tossed salad is combined with a classic French dressing with fresh tomatoes.
Think potato salad, but better: Start with potatoes then add lightly steamed cauliflower and crisp bacon. It's great as a main dish salad but equally compatible with other sides on a potluck spread.
Fresh fruit juice stirred into plain gelatin reinvents this easy side dish. Feta cheese and min add a delicious, unexpected twist.
This juicy burger oozes with melted blue cheese. Serve it with a fresh side salad of chopped tomatoes and cucumbers with lemon juice, olive oil, and a little thyme.
Top flavorful pork burgers with ham, homemade slaw, and barbecue sauce for an easy weeknight dinner.
Herb-seasoned crackers and Dijon-style mustard help hold these salmon burgers together. Sliced avocado and green onions are fresh toppers.
Top a meatless burger patty with grilled pineapple relish, chopped peanuts, and basil for a quick and healthy meal.
Fresh fruit and Monterey Jack cheese are unexpected toppers for these open-face sandwiches, but the combination is delicious.
Chef Scott Peacock's sensational seasonal dessert comes together with ripe blueberries, vanilla ice cream, and a few kitchen staples.
Fresh veggies such as cabbage, carrots, and cilantro temper the heat of these Thai-inspired tacos.
Banana, yogurt, grapes, blueberries, and orange juice blend together in this creamy drink.