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.

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.

Beyond the Burger: Rethinking the Backyard Barbecue

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

10 Best Slow-Cooker Soups and Stews

Warm up with these easy recipes for comforting, no-fuss meals.

7 Steps to Building a Better Fire

Oh the weather outside is frightful... here's how to build a fire that'll be so delightful.

6 Winter Smoothies to Brighten Up Breakfast

Think it's impossible to eat seasonally in January? Think again. We've rounded up a roster of simple, delicious smoothies, packed with cold-weather ingredients, that will inspire you to think outside the berry box.