Celebrate easy, breezy days with a super-simple family dinner
Serve a classic cookout that’s a step beyond basic hot dogs and hamburgers (but is just as easy to make).
Tired of onion dip? Surprise your guests with this tasty, make-ahead appetizer that’s a snap to prepare.
See recipe: Chili-Cheese Dip
Cost per serving: 78¢
Easy to pick up and quick to eat, these beef sliders are a crowd-pleaser. Don’t forget the fixings: Set out bowls of toppings such as grilled onions, salsa, cheese slices, lettuce, tomato and pickles.
See recipe: Burger Sliders
Cost per serving: $1.79
Coat this barbecue chicken with a homemade sauce that takes just a few minutes to assemble. You can streamline prep time by preparing the spice rub and marinating the chicken the night before.
See recipe: Barbecue Chicken
Cost per serving: $1.53
This delicious chilled soup only looks fancy―it’s actually a breeze and uses super-cheap ingredients. Make it special by serving it in a punch bowl; let guests ladle their own servings into punch cups.
See recipe: Gazpacho
Cost per serving: $1.75
The unusual dressing for this pasta-vegetable salad includes Greek yogurt, honey and chives.
See recipe: Garden Pasta Salad
Ice cubes made with canned mandarin orange slices give this cooling drink extra flair.
See recipe: Fruity Punch