I know, I know; you were expecting an invitation to Smoke-a-Thon V: The Brisketing.

It just that there are, you know, a LOT of you. And only one of me, and one of Brian. And we live in a small apartment. And then there’s that thing where I don’t really like parties, and got TOTALLY OVERWHELMED having 75+ people crammed up in my hizzy last year. I’ve decided my hizzy has a 25-person limit.

So this year, it’s neighbors and family and a few friends who were grandfathered in, and apologies to everyone else. We’ll have more barbeques this summer. Eventually, we’ll feed you all.

In the meantime, check out some of these barbie-friendly recipes to throw a hootenanny of your own:

Apricot, Pistachio and Spiced Chickpea Orzo Salad

Fresh Corn Salad with Buttermilk-Lime Dressing

Roasted Potato Salad

Carolina-Style Pulled Pork

Cuban-Style Pulled Pork with Spicy Pineapple Relish

Lime and Cumin-Marinated Skirt Steak

Grownup Banana Pudding