Just ask these Valdosta, Georgia, women, who have made an art of entertaining around the grill. They started their "Girls on the Grill, Too" supper club more than five years ago, and now there are nearly 20 members. "We all love to entertain," says Rhonda Thagard, host of this month's gathering. "We try to make every event special with different themes, unique recipes, and fun decorations." There is, however, a strict dress code: Members must wear their specially designed Girls on the Grill, Too aprons.
This group is ultra-organized, with a 12-month calendar of recipe assignments and scrapbooks of each event. "It's an outlet for most of us, who are either busy raising kids, volunteering in the community, or building careers," says second-grade teacher Kristy Johnson.
Just wait until you taste what these grill-savvy girlfriends fired up for us. Here are a few of their favorites, including Herbed Salad With Grilled Balsamic Vegetables, just in time for spring. Save room for Sour Cream Pound Cake--you won't believe how good the cake slices taste when toasted on the grill.