Backyard Cookout Ideas to Try this Summer

The warmth of summer has rolled into the valley of the sun, and as the temperatures rise in Phoenix, we cannot help but get excited to fire up the grill and have some friends over for a cookout! Check out these backyard barbeque cookout ideas to enjoy this summer!



Warmer weather in Phoenix means grilling, and for most of the country that means summer time! 

For us Phoenicians, right now is the ideal grilling time. It's still getting a little bit cooler at night, but it's  comfortably warm throughout the day. April and May are my favorite months to grill outside. 

We like to enjoy spending our weekends with friends by the pool and relaxing through the morning and afternoon, and then once the sun starts to set, we grab the charcoal and sit on the patio while Adam gets his grill on. He says it's therapeutic for him, so I leave the grilling job to him since he loves it so much! We have a few drinks, play some card games, listen to Spotify, and then enjoy a smorgasbord of grilled meats and veggies! 

Today, I am sharing some backyard cookout ideas that we have tried and had a lot of success with over the last couple of years! Give a few of these grilling recipes ideas a try this summer!




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9 comments

  1. I love the photos, the food looks incredible! I'm bookmarking this for when I get ready for my family barbecue this summer.

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  2. I am kind of obsessed with the bright colors on your outdoor table! Yum! I am definitely going to try those burgers and that lemonade!

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  3. These are fantastic! Prior Phoenix family, but we now live in Florida and our weather is starting to heat up too! I've bookmarked this to show my husband as he is the grill master. Coming from Alaska, I am so excited to be outside with my family more this year trying these out!

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  4. So many tasty options! I am so excited for grilling season!

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  5. Omg I want everything! I wish I could say the temps are heating up in Philly but we had flurries yesterday! Totally loving the kabobs and watermelon lemonade!

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  6. All of these recipes look so delicious. Especially the lemonade and the potatoes! Definitely going to save this for later.

    -Jennifer

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  7. So many great options! Helloooo, frozen margarita and spicy coleslaw! I wish the weather in Phoenix would stay EXACTLY like it is right now!

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  8. These all sound delicious! I can't wait for Summer BBQs!

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  9. Omg! Everything looks so good! I'll have to try some of these this summer!

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