18 Genius Summer How-Tos

From preserving your garden goodies to becoming the master of your grill, these seasonal tips and techniques will seriously step-up your summer game.

Part of: Summer Grilling: How To

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How to Make Grill Marks on a Steak

"This technique gave me my first perfectly marked steaks. They were gorgeous."

-BarbryT

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How to Cut a Whole Watermelon

"This technique worked like a charm."

-Nyteglori

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How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

"This is a delicious, fun way to make ice cream."

-FLUFFSTER

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

"We made the perfect spaghetti squash with this go-to recipe."

-Carla M.

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How to Roast Peppers

"Where's my fire extinguisher..."

-gailanng

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How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

"This is a lot more economical than to buying expensive nut butters at the store, and it only takes a few minutes."

-Dreamer in Ontario

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How to Make Sushi

"My family thinks I'm the best for being able to make sushi at home."

-mommyoffour

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How to Roast Garlic

"This works great with very little effort — what could be bad about that?"

-Sarah_Jayne

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How to Make a Po'boy

"This is the way I've had Po’boys all my life."

-Sherrybeth

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How to Make Pesto

"I love this pesto. It's easy to make and tastes wonderful."

-mom of six in MI

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How to Make an Ice Bowl

"If you're looking for an elegant, creative way to serve something, this is the recipe for you."

-Southern Polar Bear

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How to Grill Oysters

"This was very simple to make. We followed the recipe exactly and our oysters turned out great."

-Pale Rose

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How to Taco Salad Bowls

"These look wonderful and taste way better than the store bought tortilla bowls."

-dana1913

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How to Steam a Lobster

Serve this favorite summer seafood with a side of butter or nestled in a juicy lobster roll — you can't go wrong either way.

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How to Use Stale Bread

"This is a really nice breakfast snack. It's so simple to make and so tasty."

-lazyme

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How to Freeze Fresh Corn

"This was so easy and delicious. I will definitely use this technique again."

-ramblingrose50

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How to Make Cheese Fries

"These were deliciously decadent fries. My grandson wolfed them down."

-lazyme

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How to Freeze Lemons or Limes

"This works very well. It’s a great way to freeze the lemon or lime zest too."

-Mama's Kitchen (Hope)

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