Crisp skin. Succulent meat. A pervasive smokiness. And a pronounced yet balanced spice rub. That's what you get with this smoked hen.
What to bring to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home.
These ridiculously tender ribs take minimal effort yet taste like they were carefully tended all day. And don't even get us started on the magnificently smooth brown sugar and bourbon barbecue sauce.
"Heavenly." "The best cornbread we've ever had." "Like eating cake." "Stop me before I make another!" That's what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.
Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.
"These ribs are among the best I've had." That's what folks are saying about these ribs slathered with spice rub and smothered with barbecue sauce and smoked until knee-wobblingly tender.
Proof that you don't require buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.
We call these "stealthy healthy" cuz you certainly can't tell by the taste that there's anything nutritionally redeeming about them. (And that's how we like our healthy food to taste!)
Beer Can Chicken9/54
A whole hen plunked unceremoniously on a can and cooked on the grill or in the oven. A tailgating classic that's simple and perfect—even when you're not tailgating.
A sesame-seeded bun, a beguilingly spiced burger, and chunky potato wedges with mayo for dipping and dousing. Napkins, please.
Easy to make. Good with beer. Perfect for parties. Sorta makes us think we're back in college. Beer pong, anyone?
This simple summer crowd-pleaser has "easy entertaining" scrawled all over it. Just don't forget the bottle opener.
How To Grill Fish13/54
Scared of fish? We understand. Actually, it's not the fish that scares most folks. It's the cooking of said fish. But not anymore.
Never again curse as your pricey spears of asparagus fall between the grill rack into oblivion. All you need is this simple trick.
Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich and gooey chocolate brownie pie is crazy easy to make—and just as easy to make disappear.
Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That's all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.
Smoked Pork Shoulder17/54
Smoked pork shoulder isn't so much a food as it is a glimpse of nirvana. This soulful version has a simple yet memorable rub and no fussy brine.
Yes, pink beer. It's a sweet party punch that's shamelessly simple. If you're familiar with the shandy, then you already have a sense of what it's like. It may come as no surprise that pink beer drinkers have more fun.
Not all pimento cheese recipes are created equal. This one, with a touch of barbecue, definitely has an unfair advantage.
Mango guacamole. Don't judge. Not until you've tasted just the sweet heat that comes from adding tropical fruit and habanero to classic guacamole.
Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let's add buxom and buttery.
This Sriracha deviled eggs recipe is made with hard-cooked eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, bacon, and hot sauce. A new classic.
We’re all familiar with the glory of ribs slowly smoked in the backyard. But sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t agree with our barbecue plans. Thankfully there's this recipe.
These barbecued beef back ribs are tender and robustly meaty and sweetly spicy and they're gonna make you the envy of the neighborhood.
This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that's fall-apart-tender pork goodness ready for tacos.
A sweetly tart, subtly flavored, gently intoxicating, remarkably refreshing summer sipper in a fetching shade of pink.
The secret ingredient to this spicy sauce? Nope. Not bourbon. We said secret. It's smoked ketchup. (Yup. You heard correctly.) Bacon, too.
"The perfect combination of sweet-tart creaminess." That's what folks are saying about this super easy, super fast fennel slaw.
Whether you have unripe berries, overripe berries, or an abundance of the season's most fragrant berries, say hello to your sweetly sticky solution.
Mango Frozen Yogurt30/54
Fro yo never tasted quite so sweet or seemed quite so simple as this lovely little rendition that calls for 3 ingredients and 10 minutes.
How fortunate for us—and by us, I mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw known to man.
Vanilla Ice Cream32/54
Vanilla ice cream is de rigueur for lazy summer days. This luscious version is adaptable so you can make it as rich as you like. However you make it, though, the vanilla shines through.
This quick refrigerator pickle melds old-fashioned crunch with new-fangled ease.
Rumor has it "mojito" translates roughly as "little spell." We like that almost as much as we like the cocktail responsible for said spell.
Slow Cooker Ribs35/54
All the scintillating, fall-off-the-bone magnificence of smoked ribs. None of the standing outside in the snow or sleet to tend your grill or smoker.
Made with crusty French bread in place of squishy hot dog buns, this dog is reminiscent of what you'll find on the streets of Paris.
Sweet Tea Cocktail37/54
Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. That's all it takes to make a sassy summertime cocktail you'll want to sip all afternoon long.
"Spectacular." "Sinful." "Easy." "Airy." "Buttery." "Lofty." "Perfect." That's what folks are saying about these little lovelies.
Best Potato Salad39/54
Best potato salad ever. That's what folks are saying about this easy and, dare we say, elegant spud salad.
Red Wine Popsicles40/54
Should red wine go to that popsicle place? Heck yeah. But please, not your best bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
French Potato Salad41/54
This is not your mom's potato salad recipe. It's better. And we couldn't be more okay with that.
Fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend this chicken its effusive Greek accent. A foolproof grilling technique makes it irresistible in any language.
The Best Hot Dog43/54
Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Steaming. We've got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.
Dry-rubbed tri-tip. Our approach is subtly spiced and expertly cooked and a relatively inexpensive way to wow a crowd. Here's how to pull it off.
This may seem an improbable melding of short ribs and anchos and red wine. Authentic Mexican? Nah. Worth making? Heck yeah.
"Simple." "Sloppy and delicious." "No-fuss." 'WOW!" That's what folks are saying about this easy peasy braised pulled pork.
If you're going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.
The secret to these knee-wobblingly tender little lovelies? Roast 'em low and slow and then toss 'em on the grill for just a short spell. Which means you don't have to constantly tend a smoker from dawn to dusk.
Seven Layer Dip49/54
Seriously the best seven layer dip we've ever had. Swear. And it comes together in minutes without any heat. Summer supper, anyone?
Easy Rhubarb Crisp50/54
An obscenely easy, sweetly tart rhubarb crisp that you simply must experience at least once. Although we doubt you'll be able to stop at just once.
Who knew so few ingredients could conjure such big taste? Witness this robust grilled steak with its pantry-friendly spice rub.
Typical of eastern Carolina 'cue, this tangy sauce is exactly what you want—nay, need—for your next barbecue.
Sorta makes you wonder how you got this far in life without thinking to try this, eh?