Summer Picnics

Nothing says summer like a picnic, and with our recipes you'll be eating outside in style. Including classic potato salads, creative sandwiches, and bake-and-carry casseroles, our recipes make every picnic perfect.

Old-Time Fried Chicken

Midwest Living

This recipe is for classic skillet-fried chicken. It's delicious teamed with coleslaw and creamed corn.

Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Try a grilled pork sandwich served with a tomato-based barbecue sauce. If you're expecting a crowd, just double the recipe and cook the meat on two grills.

Extra-Special Peanut Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

Give plain ol' peanut butter sandwiches appetizing interest while kids spark their creative license. Toppings range from fruit to vegetable to cereal, encouraging a range of tastes and nutrition.

Madeline's Lemonade

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh berries and limes make this summer drink extra special.

Barley-Vegetable Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Red and green sweet peppers and a can of corn make this easy side-dish salad extra colorful.

Coconut Lemonade

Better Homes and Gardens

Take lemonade to the tropics with a touch of coconut syrup and fresh berries. It's a refreshing summer drink for outdoor parties.

Tuscan Picnic Tart

Better Homes and Gardens

Cut this hearty meat and vegetable tart in wedges, revealing the colorful layers.


Family Circle

There is nothing like a pitcher of refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day. Garnish this kid-favorite recipe with lemon slices.

Blueberry Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

Blueberries are in season for about six months. When you crave them, and they're not available fresh, count on frozen to make to these luscious bars.

Big Jim's Baked Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

Make a kid-friendly version by adding chunks of all-beef hot dogs to this delicious casserole recipe.

Blueberry-Corn Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This pretty vegetable side dish is one to bring to a cookout. It gets people talking!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

You just can't buy ice cream like this one! Try this frozen dessert recipe and you'll soon agree.

Strawberry Romaine Salad

Family Circle

This fruity salad adds strawberries to greens for a quick-and-easy side-dish recipe for picnics and potlucks.

Pineapple Lemonade

Family Circle

Selzer water turns this refreshing beverage into a sparkling lemonade. Fresh pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries serve as colorful garnishes.

Peach And Raspberry Cobbler

Family Circle

Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she allowed peach and raspberry seasons to coincide. These two fruits combine in so many great desserts, including this cobbler.

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve these jumbo dogs with whole pickled peppers as they often do in Chicago.

Asian Shrimp and Millet Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This high-fiber tropical fruit, millet grain, and shrimp salad makes enough for a large group. Make it to share at a potluck or cookout.

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