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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Just like everyone hovers in the kitchen during an indoor party, people will naturally want to gravitate toward the grill during a cookout, says Acevedo. Instead of slaving over the heat alone, embrace that. Set up drinks near the grill and start the party with a grilled appetizer like shrimp with a dipping sauce.