The transition period when spring turns into summer always feels like an easy one—it almost goes unnoticed. From the longer days to the warmer nights, the days aren’t sweltering just yet. But when they are, what better way to enjoy those perfect summer days with great company—and of course, great food?
Summer’s just not summer without a backyard barbecue, and the combination of cold drinks and delicious food just can’t be beat. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend (or any weekend, really, if you’re just looking for an excuse to celebrate) a get-together is truly just a summer essential.
Whether you’re hosting family, friends, or your little ones and their best friends, these 15 easy backyard barbecue recipes are guaranteed to be enjoyed by just about everyone.
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12. Campfire Cones
This article was originally published in May 2019 and has been updated for timeliness.