There's a reason so many people love firing up the grill in the summer: It brings back wonderful memories from past cookouts with friends, relatives, and neighbors, and it beckons those same people back for more good times. Oh yeah, and it's just plain delicious.
Here, you'll find a compilation of fabulous grilling recipes, each of which will inspire you to get creative at the grill. There are dozens of summer recipes for meat lovers, of course, like Ladd Drummond's legendary grilled tenderloin, plus an impossibly easy tutorial for a ribeye steak dinner with a decadent onion-blue cheese sauce and—wait for it—the dreamiest grilled enchiladas. Yum! You'll also find plenty of grilled chicken recipes (the perfect addition to your Fourth of July menu!). And because nobody likes feeling left out, this best-of list is loaded with less typical favorites: vegetarian-friendly grilling options, salads made with grilled ingredients, picnic sides galore, and even Fourth of July desserts you can cook right alongside your mains.
Here's to great memories, great friends, and even better food. Fire it up!