PART OF Summer Grilling

20 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.

How to Make a Po'boy

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


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

How to make a tropical toucan cake

Use stencils and sprinkles to create an impressive dessert with a surprise inside.

How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

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


How to Make A Sky-High Watermelon Cake

Build this layered masterpiece from scratch with easy, step-by-step instructions.

How to Make Grill Marks on a Steak

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


How to Make Sushi

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


How to Cut a Whole Watermelon

"This technique worked like a charm."


How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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

-Carla M.

How to Roast Peppers

"Where's my fire extinguisher..."


How to Roast Garlic

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


How to Make Pesto

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

-mom of six in MI

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

How to Grill Oysters

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

-Pale Rose

How to Taco Salad Bowls

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


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.

How to Use Stale Bread

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


How to Freeze Fresh Corn

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


How to Make Cheese Fries

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


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)