Summer Picnics Recipes

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.

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Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

From EatingWell

We love that Bundt cakes don't demand frosting--just let a sweet lemon glaze run over the poppy-seed cake and you've got perfection.

Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

BBQ Pork Ribs

From Ladies' Home Journal

For a zesty kick to your barbecue ribs, add a dash of hot pepper sauce.

BBQ Pork Ribs

Luscious Lemon Bars

From Midwest Living

Sweet and tart, these moist, powdered-sugar-topped dessert bars will disappear fast.

Luscious Lemon Bars

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

From EatingWell

Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and crunchy carrots for a quick and healthy lunch.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Greek Pasta Salad

From Fitness

Beat the summer heat with a refreshing veggie pasta dish that's bursting with flavor. Recipe by Laraine Perri

Greek Pasta Salad

Black Bean & Corn Salad

From Fine Cooking Magazine

If you like spicy heat, leave the ribs of the chile intact; cut them out for less incendiary flavor.

Black Bean & Corn Salad

Coconut Creamed Corn

From EatingWell

Creamed corn goes tropical with coconut milk, cilantro and lime juice. We love this with the kick of crushed red pepper, but it's great without it if you don't enjoy spicy food. Try it with garlic-rubbed grilled flank steak and a vinegary Asian slaw.

Coconut Creamed Corn

Red Potato Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bite-size red potatoes give this traditional potluck favorite recipe a new spin.

Red Potato Salad

Classic Peach Cobbler

From The Food Channel

Juicy peaches covered with a crunchy crust are the perfect light but sweet dessert. Tastes truly divine whether you use fresh or frozen peaches.

Classic Peach Cobbler

Easy Hummus with Tahini

From Food & Wine

Hummus can do more than cling to a carrot stick. Grace Parisi's sublime version adds nutty flavor to potato salad, eggs and soup.

Easy Hummus with Tahini

Tina Rupp
Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Perfect for a potluck, this broccoli and cauliflower salad comes together in a flash.

Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Coffee and Cookie Brownies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Use refrigerated sugar cookie dough to create the crust for this simple coffee-flavored brownie dessert.

Coffee and Cookie Brownies

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

From Heart-Healthy Living

A plain yogurt and light mayonnaise dressing keep this chicken and apple salad low in fat.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Sour-Cream Deviled Eggs

From Taste of the South

Sour-Cream Deviled Eggs

Flank Steak Pinwheels

From EatingWell

These festive wheels of steak, Boursin cheese, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes look fancy, but they're quite easy to make. For a party, arrange them on a platter atop a bed of spinach.

Flank Steak Pinwheels

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

From Family Circle

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

From EatingWell

Here's a simple recipe for low-fat vanilla ice cream. Our version has all the richness you'll need but about 90 fewer calories than store-bought premium ice cream and a whopping 15 grams less total fat and 10 grams less saturated fat per serving.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Turkey Burgers

From Ladies' Home Journal

We added veggies and spices to the lean ground turkey to make sure these burgers are both juicy and flavorful.

Turkey Burgers

Spring Greens and Roasted Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rip open a bag of salad greens, toss them into a big bowl along with flavor-packed extras such as berries, cheese, nuts, and chicken; add a splash of dressing, and call it dinner in just 20 minutes.

Spring Greens and Roasted Chicken

Oven-Fried Chicken

From EatingWell

Great news - crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy. We marinate skinless chicken in buttermilk to keep it juicy. A light coating of flour, sesame seeds and spices, misted with olive oil, forms an appealing crust during baking. And with only 7 grams of fat per serving rather than the 20 in typical fried chicken - that is good news.

Oven-Fried Chicken

Pear and Prosciutto Salad

From Family Circle

This sophisticated spinach salad offers a pleasing mix of flavors and textures--sweet crisp pears, salty prosciutto, and crunchy walnuts--all drizzled with a fresh pear dressing.

Pear and Prosciutto Salad

White Chocolate Brownies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Here is a new spin on a brownie recipe that combines white chocolate and chopped macadamia nuts.

White Chocolate Brownies

Antipasto Curly Pasta Salad

From Betty Crocker

Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! A touch of Italy is easy with this ready-in-30-minutes pasta salad.

Antipasto Curly Pasta Salad

Strawberry Bread

From Taste of the South

Strawberry Bread

individual blueberry cakes

From Family Circle

These low-calorie cakes are mostly made up of blueberries with just enough cornbread batter to hold the berries together. If you like, top each cake with a small dollop of reduced-fat or fat-free whipped topping.

individual blueberry cakes

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