FOOD.COM Presents Summer Highlights

FOOD.COM Presents Summer Highlights gets summer started with recipes, menus and tips to celebrate the season in style. With advice and techniques featuring beloved seasonal favorites, offers the tools to make menu planning and weekday dinners a summer breeze. Summertime means grilling and shares all the foolproof recipes for perfect 'cue and delicious fired-up meals every time. Party-planning is a snap with the ultimate party guide featuring top potluck picks, simple appetizer ideas and fruity cocktails for easy entertaining all season long. Heat up The Kitchen with 50 top seasonal recipes to enjoy as the temperatures rise, along with collections of sweet desserts simple enough for kids and adults to cook and enjoy together. For an additional treat, check out the collection of Home Cooks' Best Joke recipes, presenting the most hilarious user recipes and comments. Join the community at to share your favorite recipes, photos, and get reviews and help from other home cooks like you.

Summer Central is summer central! Featuring top grilling recipes, ideas for classic and creative burgers and dogs and tips for rubs and marinades; there are ideas for every occasion from an al fresco family dinner to a barbecue block party. also takes summer on the road with a roundup of 50 state favorites, along with recipes to indulge in seasonal local favorites at home. This one-stop shop is the place to find all your grilling favorites, fun recipes with a twist, plus helpful tips, menus and entertaining ideas to make this summer the best yet.

50 All-Star Summer Recipes

From sizzling barbecue and fresh sides to dreamy desserts, these 50 must-try recipes are a great way to celebrate the season.
Top Summer Barbecue

Fire up dinnertime with a collection of top barbecue recipes and get the smoky, charred, finger-licking-good flavor of a summer cookout with or without the grill. Check out these foolproof methods to cook up barbecue every which way.
Summer Potluck

The competition for best dish at the party can be as fierce as the August sun! Make sure your dish wows the crowd with 15 Summer Potluck recipes that ensure you have the best dish on the block.


No campfire, no problem! Get that perfect gooey sweet treat any time with recipes for quick and easy indoor s'mores, and creative ideas that elevate the humble s'more to impressive dessert.

Funny Food Recipes

April Fools' Day may have passed, but this gallery of Home Cooks' Best Joke recipes keeps the giggles coming all summer long!


In case you missed them, here are some recent #TuesdayTips from to help you in the kitchen:
DIY cherry pitter: Put de-stemmed cherry on top of a bottle, push down through it with a chopstick, pit falls into the bottle.
No one likes a dry chicken breast. Pound them thin with a rolling pin in a sealed plastic bag. They'll cook evenly & quickly!
Frost cake like a pro: Dip your knife in warm H2O every time before applying more frosting to get a glossy look with no crumbs.
Make easy, no-fuss pancakes by prepping everything in a large Ziploc bag. Snip the end & pipe onto a hot griddle.
Can't open a pistachio? Insert a used shell into the opening and twist to pry open.
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