Meet the Cook: Pizza is such a favorite at our house I make it at least once a week. When the heat and humidity are up there, though, the last thing that I want to do is turn on the oven. So I just move my recipe to the grill - the barbecue flavor mingling with the cheese tastes delicious.
Our family of pizza-lovers includes my husband, a daughter who's 10 and a son who's 7.
-Lisa Boettcher, Columbus, Wisconsin
Just try convincing your guests that a recipe this scrumptious is healthier, too. These moist, monster burgers are packed with veggies, cheese and loads of great grilled flavor. —Mary Cannataro, Chicago, Illinois
I like to serve chicken and broccoli with rice, along with a side of pineapple or other fresh fruit. Leftovers (if there are any) are great the next day when used in a salad or wrapped in a flour tortilla with a little mayonnaise. —Bethany Seeley, Warwick, Rhode Island
“This is one of my family's summertime favorites…and it's so easy and delicious,” writes Dawn Ellen from Bishopville, South Carolina. Hard to believe just 5 simple ingredients can add up to such great Mediterranean flavor!
This moist chicken, sent in by Wendy Molzahn of Beaumont, Alberta, is partially cooked in the microwave just before grilling to speed up cooking. The rosemary marinade enhanced the meat flavor...and there's enough sauce to set aside for basting.
I actually invented this at a campground, so you know it's easy. Using the same marinade for the chicken and veggies keeps it simple so we can spend more time outside and less making dinner. —Jayme Schertz, Clintonville, Wisconsin
Seasonings and a splash of lime make this chicken something special, writes Carma Blosser from Livermore, Colorado. “It is also really tasty in salads and sandwiches and can also be prepared on an indoor grill.”
TIP: MAKE EXTRA PIECES TO FREEZE IN INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS AND KEEP ON HAND FOR DROP-IN GUESTS, CARMA SUGGESTS.
Summer's ultimate sandwich offers a yin and yang of special flavors and casual presentation. The creamy spread and heart-healthy avocado will light up your taste buds. Everyone I've shared this sandwich recipe with makes it over and over again. —Debbie Speckmeyer, Lakewood, California
“I switched up my mom’s recipe to create this tasty variation. It’s delicious and perfect for warm days. It takes advantage of fresh summer veggies and keeps my kitchen cool.” —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia
"I enjoyed a sandwich similar to this in a restaurant and decided to try making it at home," writes Paula Morigeau of Hot Springs, Montana. "The spicy chicken is a quick-and-easy alternative to hamburgers when entertaining outdoors."