From Fourth of July cookouts to entertaining visiting relatives, summertime is a season that brings together loved ones and lots of food. This summer, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is providing tips on how to “Grill Like a PRO” during your outdoor festivities.

These banana pancakes are hearty, thanks to a batter made with rolled oats, whole-wheat flour and plain yogurt. Replace 1/4 cup flour with ground flaxseeds or ground pumpkin seeds for a nuttier flavor.

Rochester, Minnesota - To make this sauce in a hurry, use canned, diced tomatoes with no added salt instead of fresh Roma tomatoes. They will cook down faster.