With the HEAT of summer on us, it’s really hard to think about cooking, inside or outside. But, if you are going to grill your main course, why not do your side dishes outside too? Think about it…no dirty dishes to speak of, no extra heat for the air conditioning to struggle with, no cooking odors in the house…no down side to outdoor cooking at all. Most dishes can easily be adapted for your grill and you may find out like the taste of the outdoors even better.

No matter what you’re cooking on, take extra care to prevent fires. Most of the State of Arkansas is under a burn ban right now. Enclosed cooking fires are okay, but open flames are prohibited.