When the weather starts to warm up in Atlanta, people begin to look for any excuse to spending more time outdoors. Whether they take a jog around the neighborhood, spend time tending to their garden, or if they relax with a good book next to the pool just to soak up the warm Georgia sunshine, Summertime means it is time to take our favorite indoor activities outside. One noticeable change that comes with the shift in weather is the sweet smell of barbecue floating through the air and the sound of sizzling steaks as they hit the grill.

To ease the sweltering days of summer, here are  Seven Tips for Cooking Outdoors