15+ Recipes for the Perfect Backyard BBQ

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Now that it’s May and the weather (in most of the country) is pleasant, it’s BBQ season! We LOVE getting together with friends & family and having a delicious dinner outside. During the summer months here, it’s common for us to do late afternoons in the pool & then eat a delicious “BBQ” dinner outside! So, I’ve rounded up some of our family favorites and some new recipes to try for the perfect backyard BBQ. Thanks to a partnership with Foodie.com, I’ve created a collection of BBQ recipes that includes main meats, side dishes, desserts, and drinks. Just click through the slide show to see all my picks and be taken to the recipes!

Yum, right?! I’m thinking some grilling is in order this weekend! The grilled beer brats are a long-standing favorite from my husband’s family and the potato salad (the best ever!) is my great-grandma’s recipe!! Then, there’s the marinated vegetable salad and vinegar cucumbers that are some of our favorite BBQ summer sides! Yum! I’m excited to try some of the “new-to-me” recipes though too – like cookies & pie on the grill!!! Yum!!! Backyard BBQ RecipesNo matter what your BBQ “style” is, I think you’ll finding something on this list to please! So, be sure to check out that slideshow of my Foodie Backyard BBQ collection above to save those recipes. And, for more fun recipe collections, be follow me on Foodie.

What are YOUR favorite summer BBQ foods?

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Foodie.com. As always, my opinions, experiences (and recipe picks) are entirely my own.


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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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