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.

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.

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.

Strawberry Romaine Salad

Family Circle

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

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.

Texas Coleslaw

Better Homes and Gardens

Yes, like almost everything on a Texas menu, this cabbage and sweet pepper salad is spicy hot.

So-Sweet Squash Pickles

Better Homes and Gardens

These sweet-sour refrigerator pickles are bursting with flavor. Try them solo or on a sandwich.

Rhubarb-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Rhubarb glaze gives these finger-licking baby back ribs a tart taste sure to thrill guests at your barbecue!

Peach of a Crumble

Midwest Living

Almonds add a satisfying crunch to the sweet topping of this classic peach dessert.

Chicken Caesar Egg Sandwich

Midwest Living

Chicken Caesar Egg Sandwich

Summer Breeze Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

The coating of yellow mustard--a technique borrowed from barbecue champions--makes the spice rub stay in place. Serve well-chilled coleslaw on the side.

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