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.

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.

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.

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.

Melon n Salami on Rye

Better Homes and Gardens

Make these meat and cheese sandwiches ahead and chill up to 6 hours.

Caramel Apple Crisp To Go

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh, crisp apples get topped with rich homemade caramel sauce and crushed cookie bits to make this personal-sized dessert treat.

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.

Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water

Better Homes and Gardens

Soak lemons and fresh herbs in water for a perfect low calorie summer drink.

Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

Fitness

This flavorful side dish pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or pork and makes the most of some favorite summer vegetables. Adjust the amount of jalepeno to make the dressing more (or less) spicy.

Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

Midwest Living

Enjoy this chilled lemon, orange, and lime drink with or without alcohol.

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.

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