Early summer brings warmer temperatures, vacations, get-togethers, church potlucks, camping trips and cookouts, of course, among other pastimes. Cookouts provide the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family in the backyard for quality time to celebrate the season. The trick is to spend less time in the kitchen, so you have more time to spend with guests. Planning and preparing for such occasions will ensure that you aren’t stuck in the kitchen – and will turn favorite recipes into fabulous fare. Look to delicious, wholesome ingredients and cookout recipes everyone will love. Enjoy the company, the great outdoors, and the food.