Plan the perfect spring or summer picnic—from a simple affair with roast or fried chicken plus cold salads to a kid-friendly picnic with sandwiches, brownies and fruity lemonade.
These chocolate chunk cookie bars are an old-fashioned picnic or school function favorite.
Potato and Asparagus Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
This potato salad is delicious at room temperature or chilled. Either way, it is a “summer picnic safe” potato salad: no mayo.
Italian-Style Steak Wrap (Piadina)
An alternative to panini, this grilled sandwich stuffs in the veggies with dabs of melted cheese.
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
This spicy dip—high in calcium and vitamin C—is a perfect party appetizer served with a vegetable dunkers or toasted pita crisps.
Arugula Salad with Walnuts, Dried Cherries and Feta
This salad is the ultimate in flavor contrast—peppery arugula, crunchy walnuts, tart cherries and creamy feta cheese.
Deli Pasta Salad
When you don’t know what to prepare and have deli in the fridge, try this quick, refreshing salad.
A new take on a classic ratatouille recipe—this hearty version calls for fresh ricotta cheese to add heft and flavor.
Reduced-Fat Potato Salad
Bring a generous batch to picnics and cookouts. You won’t miss the fat and you’ll be healthier for it!
Purple Hull Pea Salad
A unique salad of earthy field peas in vinagrette over tomatoes, arugula, onion and basil.
Cucumbers with Oregano, Feta and Pine Nuts
Crisp, crunchy and light, this cool cucumber salad recipe is a welcome side at meals following warm spring days spent in the backyard.
Primavera Pasta Salad
Garden fresh vegetables and pasta are cooked with a honey and lemon juice sauce.
Honey Raspberry Iced Tea
Sweetened with honey, this iced tea is flavored with cranberry-raspberry juice.
Honey Lemonade with Frozen Fruit Cubes
Lemonade ice sweetened with honey is a perfect snack for kids on a hot summer day.