For many, it's the delicious bounty of summer sides—not what's in the smoker—that makes a paper plate feel like fine china. So, in our first side dish smackdown, we set out to find the best reader recipes for slaw, baked beans, and more
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Carolyn Kumpe from El Dorado, California
"Watermelon just goes with barbecue. It cleanses our palates from heavy meats and rehydrates us on those smoldering summer days."