I'm no grill master. I leave that to my husband. But, I do love hosting cookouts in the summer. There's just something about playing ladder ball while sipping fruity cocktails amid the smell of charcoal.
While backyard parties are a blast, hosting is more than just throwing out a veggie platter and a bowl of potato salad and making sure there are enough hot dog buns. It can be stressful.
With the help of barbecue experts, I've come up with eight tips to hosting an amazing backyard barbecue without totally stressing out. A glass of wine won't hurt either.
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Don't spend time cutting veggies or mixing potato salad when you could be out schmoozing with your guests. Most sides, appetizers and desserts can be prepared ahead of time, says Carlos Acevedo, editor for Better Homes and Gardens' grilling publications.