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9 Perfect Picnic Baskets for Summer Days Outdoors

Nothing says summer quite like eating outside, whether you’re gathering your crew for a day at the beach or throwing down a blanket for an outdoor movie screening or concert.

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1 Dreamy Strawberry Icebox Cake + 3 Bonus No-Bake Desserts for Summer

It’s no secret we love a good no-bake dessert around here, especially in the dead of summer when turning the oven on can feel like end of days. An icebox cake

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11 Perfect Treats for All-Day Poolside Grazing

The only thing that makes a pool day better is having the perfect snacks (okay, and maybe some food-shaped pool floats).

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The Best Food Shaped Pool Floats for Summer Fun

As the temps start to rise and the sweltering heat begins to creep in this summer, it’s prime time for cooling off at the pool. Not only are pool floats

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10 Ways to Make Your Summer Cocktails Skinnier

Summer is the season for cocktails—margaritas, mojitos, a Moscow mule (or three). But your favorite boozy concoctions can be overflowing with sugar and empty calories, not so great if you’re

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11 Things to Do with BBQ Brisket Leftovers

Barbecued brisket is not only a beautiful and ridiculously delicious thing to have, but the leftovers are amazing. Here are some ideas from the Chowhound Home Cooking discussion board on

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Boba 101: How To Make Bubble Tea at Home

Like so many beloved recipes, the story of bubble tea begins at a street food stall. It was in Taiwan in the 1980s that a vendor made the decision to

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Bubble Tea Tales: The History of Boba

No other caffeine fix is quite as aesthetically satiating as bubble tea, the Taiwanese sweet-milk-and-tea-based drink. But where did it come from and how did it get so popular? Served

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12 Low-Sugar Cookbooks Perfect for Paleo, Keto, and Diabetic Diets

No matter why you adopt a low-sugar diet (including diabetes or a keto or paleo lifestyle), these low-sugar cookbooks make eating well easy and delicious.

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Keto BBQ Recipes & Tips for a Satisfying Low-Carb Summer

The ketogenic diet shows no signs of waning in popularity, but it can be hard to stick to keto guidelines around summer holidays—particularly holidays where a lot of food is

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A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

“Barbecue sauce” is a blanket term that doesn’t necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of BBQ sauce across the country. Let’s take a look at the differences among

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Heat and Sweet: How to Grill Dessert

Looking for dessert but boycotting the oven? Grilling dessert is a great way to celebrate the summer, pairing fruit with ice cream or cake for a perfectly sweet treat. Keep

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How to Host a Korean BBQ In Your Own Backyard

Grilled beef kalbi, kimchi potato salad, gochujang wings…a Korean BBQ sounds pretty perfect for your next get-together, right? Summer grilling season doesn’t have to mean hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, and

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Friday Food Finds: The Best New Cereals and Granola for Summer

Grandma’s potato salad, refreshing shandies, and patriotic popsicles have surely been welcomed additions to our summer diets, but at Chowhound, we’re *always* excited about the latest and greatest cereals and

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7 Reasons Why Tri-Tip Is a Steak Worth Knowing

Tri-tip steak is trending, according to Google. And it’s no wonder, because this meaty cut is versatile and delicious—but it’s been hard to find in many places until fairly recently.

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Your Dogs Can Safely Enjoy These Summer BBQ Treats

You’ve got your feet kicked up, the embers off the grill look like fireflies in the breeze, you’ve got a beer in one hand, a piece of cheese in the

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What Makes Food ‘American?’

What makes food “American?” When I first considered the question, my mind went to the obvious, expected place: burgers and fries, hot dogs, barbecue, fried chicken, chicken wings, meatloaf, biscuits and

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Where Do Hot Dogs Come From?

Let’s get frank. “Where do hot dogs come from?” may not be a question you find yourself asking often (or ever, tbh), but it’s one asked by millions—yes, millions—of Google

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Should You Rinse Meat Before Cooking It?

Should you rinse your steak, chicken, pork, or other meat before you cook it? No! It can be so tempting when you yank your glistening, bloody T-bone from its sealed

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The Easiest Steak Sauce You’ll Ever Make

I’ve always been a saucehead—born and bred—and grilling season is no exception. In fact, my affinity for sauce is only heightened during these summer months, and this is one of the

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Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

It’s surprising how many hard-fast, nit-picky rules there are for such a relaxed, no-fuss food as the humble hot dog. It’s just a casual American wiener, so what’s the big

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