4 Secrets to a Stand-Out Summer Pie

You know the basics, but these little insider tricks will take your pie to the next level.

Throw an Easy, Outdoor Cocktail Party

Create an al fresco lounge right in your own backyard.

3 Cold Brew Coffees You Need This Summer

If last year was the summer of rose wine, this year, it’s cold brew season. The cafe on your corner probably has it on tap, bartenders are mixing up cocktails made with the stuff, and cold brew and tonic water "spritzers" have become the latest coffee geek craze. Even Starbucks recently took the hipster trend mainstream. We surveyed the field to find the best new options in the cold brew universe; here are three buzz-worthy innovations.

8 Festive Decorations for a 4th of July Bash

Get your home ready for Independence Day with patriotic party supplies bursting with red, white, and blue.

10 Make-Ahead Summer Sides

These cool make-ahead companions to burgers, hot dogs, and steaks will be surefire hits all summer long.

6 Cool Summer Drinks

Skip the rosé and try one of these thirst-quenchers—with or without the alcohol.

16 Tips for an Effortless Outdoor Party

Here’s how to create a backyard oasis where the revelers are satiated and no one gets eaten alive.

9 Creative Marshmallow Recipes

Everyone loves s'mores, but these tasty marshmallow recipes offer inventive, gooey alternatives to the traditional fireside treat.

The 6 Best Recipes for Summer Seafood Grilling

Every technique for cooking the ocean’s finest is here, from whole fish to small fillets to shellfish.

Beyond the Burger: Rethinking the Backyard Barbecue

Three make-ahead menus offer flavorful, surprising variations on grilling classics.