The smell of a backyard cookout is unlike any other. It brings everyone together in a laid back, relaxed environment. Laughing, storytelling and rowdiness are encouraged. Perhaps a ball game will emerge or the number of diners will double or triple. Whatever a cookout means for you, the first one of the season is always special. Now that warmer weather is upon us, it’s time to uncover the grill, and get to cookin’. Start your meal with elegant Grilled Squash With Feta and Black Olives, or turn up the heat with Mesquite-Smoked Jalapeño Poppers. We also offer five foolproof steps to the perfect grilled steak. Continue the good eats with Orange Grilled Pork With Honey-Mustard Dip or Grilled Salmon With Corn Husks. No matter what you throw on the grill, a good time will be had by all.
Photo by Karen Keb