Update Your Summer Cookout

This summer, why not bring something new to the table?  When the temperatures heat up, so does the grill!  That’s why we’ve put together a few of our favorite recipes to help spice up your cookouts and parties this summer.  New dishes are always exciting to try – and who knows?  Maybe you’ll love one of these recipes so much you’ll make it for every cookout!


Food & Wine Magazine compiled all of their “editor’s picks” hamburger recipes together in place – and let us reassure you, it’s worth checking out.  Recipes vary from nacho-inspired burgers to barbecue with an unmistakable Southern flair.  If you’re in a burger rut, you’ll definitely find your next favorite on this list!

Red-Pepper Potato Gratin

Revamp your traditional Potato Gratin with this zesty Red-Pepper version.  A nice side to any meal, this recipe will be popular at any party you bring it to.  Comfort food has never looked better!

Watermelon, Mâche, & Pecan Salad  

If you want to try something really out-of-the-ordinary at your next cookout, this watermelon-based salad is for you.  Southern Living touts this dish as a combination of two Southern icons, watermelon and toasted pecans, creating an indulgent yet fresh side.

Hoppin’ John 

No cookout is complete without Hoppin’ John!  Some reserve it only for New Year’s Day, but we think this bean dish is tasty year-round.  Not only is it a family favorite for many, but it’s also so unbelievably easy to make.  Serve it once and you’ll be asked to make it for dinner again and again.

Plum Upside-Down Cake 

You’ve heard of pineapple Upside-Down cake, but have you heard of plum upside-down cake?  This dessert might be a little daunting, but Real Simple promises it tastes as good as it looks!

After a long day playing 18 holes on the Ross Bridge Golf Course, a stop on the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, it’s so nice to kick back and relax with a delicious summer cookout.  But what makes all of this even better?  Living in a beautiful newly built home at Ross Bridge!

Start living the golf resort lifestyle today and take a look at the new homes for sale in any of our three distinct neighborhoods.  With pools, parks, walking trails, and the incredible Marriott Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, the beautiful homes are just the tip of the iceberg!