Hot dogs are a summer staple when planning the menu for weekend picnics, Independence Day celebrations and backyard barbecues. They’re easy to cook, taste great on the grill and are surprisingly versatile. Epicurean hot dogs are becoming increasingly trendy at top restaurants, but we think they taste best when surrounded by family and friends in your own backyard.



One of our favorite signs of spring is the scent of charcoal smoke wafting through neighborhood backyards as families ready their grills for the first cookout of the season. Dining al fresco is a great way to spend time with family and friends, enjoying nature and trying out new recipes. Plus, according to a report from the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 54% of Americans say they make healthier, fresher food choices when they cook outdoors