10 awesome grill and chill worthy recipes that are ready to party with you this summer!

Summer BBQ Recipe Round Up - Sweet Tea & Thyme

Another year, another truckload of fireworks coming into the house. And another cook out in the backyard! What are y’all’s plans for the fourth, if you are here in the States? If not, what are your plans for the rest of the season where you are? Brian and our neighbor have already brought in a store’s worth of fireworks to shoot in the open fields here, and we’re going to be partying up a storm!

We are smoking some turkey legs, breaking out the cotton candy machine, the ice cream machine, and that little weird machine that makes snow cones, to get ready for our neighbors and friends to come over and celebrate our nation’s birthday.

If you haven’t planned out your summer backyard bash’s menu yet, no worries! Here’s 10 recipes from around the food blogosphere to take on, and take to the party:


 1. JESSICA N WOOD: Grilled Peaches and Pound Cake Skewers

Oh, she had me at ‘honey butter’. If this doesn’t sound like a fun and mouthwatering way to serve an essential summer fruit and classic pound cake! Make a bunch of these and throw ’em on the grill to bring dessert to a crowd quick and easy. 

Grilled Peaches and Pound Cake || Grilled desserts are the perfect way to celebrate summer! For these grilled peaches and pound cake skewers, fresh peaches and thick slices of frozen pound cake are threaded onto skewers, brushed with a honey butter full of cinnamon, and then grilled until the outsides caramelize. This is a sweet addition to any cookout! Clickthrough for the full recipe and pin for later!

2. COOKING IN STILETTOS : Huli Huli Chicken

Not looking forward to the caveman/brontosaurus style ribs on the grill? Tell the mister to slide over, this tasty Polynesian twist on grilled chicken is taking the stage.

Huli Huli Chicken | Cooking In Stilettos

3. THE FLAVOR BENDER : Mango and Grilled Shrimp

Get fancy and serve your guests some shrimp on a Triscuit, honey! Before the party starts coming inside, throw these shrimp on the grill and top with tropical mango and cream cheese on a cracker. I can see myself munching on these while the fireworks are going off. 

Mango and Grilled Shrimp Appetizers - Easy and delicious appetizers for parties! These are the perfect toppers for TRISCUIT Crackers! #TriscuitSummer [ad]

4. THE SEASONED MOM : Strawberry Pretzel Fluff

Here’s one for the kiddies (and the kiddies at heart). Sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy, with marshmallows, strawberries, and pretzels. This dessert won’t be sticking around for long so make sure to hide some for yourself!

5. THE BBQ BASTARD : Red Eye Ribs

This mister didn’t know the South had a secret in our ribs: coffee! This rib recipe will turn the tables on Uncle Rick’s same ole ribs from last year, promise.

Red Eye Ribs

6. MELANIE COOKS : Easy Homemade Sangria

Every summer party needs sangria, right? Just don’t let Aunt Barbara get into it, before she starts dancing on the table, again.

How To Make Sangria

7.CHEF IN THE BURBS : 4th of July Icebox Cake

A cake made out of cookies and frozen whipped cream? This is a must-make for the dog days of summer!

Sweet, creamy, cold and filled with patriotic M&M cookies, this icebox cake is a super easy way to beat the heat this summer.

8. READY TO YUMBLE : Baby Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Every barbeque needs a nice healthy salad. This one happens to be made of potatoes and bacon.

Baby Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

9. FOOD DONE LIGHT : Healthy Smoked Beef Brisket

Something needs to be in the smoker all day, how will everyone know you’re having the best party in the neighborhood if they can’t smell it from a mile away?

The best Smoked Brisket - perfect for a BBQ or Cookout and will feed a lot of people

10. SWEET TEA & THYME : The Southern Arnold Palmer

Hey, there were no non-alcoholic drinks from my contributor’s list, so I needed to bring one in for the non-drinkers and the kiddos. This mix of tea and lemonade is one of the best drinks to serve at a party. And with a little alcohol, it’s a John Daly!

The Arnold Palmer, a mix of tea and lemonade, with a little Southern hospitality.

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Summer BBQ Recipe Round Up - Sweet Tea & Thyme

Thanks for reading this recipe round up! Next month’s theme will be Beach Day: portable snacks, drinks and meals that are ready to cool you down and fill you up at the beach. If you’d like to join, please leave a comment with a link to your recipe down below OR find my post on Facebook in FBC’s Social Sharing group under Sweet Tea & Thyme and leave a comment there.

I’d like to thank everyone who commented a recipe and the chosen contributors:

 Jessica from Jessica N Wood

Aly from Cooking in Stilettos

Simon from The BBQ Bastard

Dini from The Flavor Bender 

Blair from The Seasoned Mom

Melanie from Melanie Cooks

Shelley from Chef in the Burbs

Liz & Ross from Ready to Yumble

Christie from Food Done Light

Thank you, guys!

Can’t wait for next month’s recipe round up!