Stop over-planning your summer events

If you are anything like me, you like to plan ahead and make an event — out of events!

I’ve been known for turning a simple dinner with friends into memorable yet sometimes over-the-top dining experiences. I like to plan, pick recipes and create an outdoor barbecue that takes 10 hours of prep and cooking to execute. I blame all of the grilling shows on the Food Network for raising the bar so high that it feels like I have to step it up to create something memorable for my guests.

When it comes to my backyard barbecues this year, I’m changing the game (so to speak).

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