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.
Adding vinegar to fruit juice is a refreshing idea that goes back a long way; mixing it with tea is a great update.
Peaches and Cream Ice Cream
Cream cheese beaten into the custard base is the secret to this immeasurably smooth and luscious ice cream.
Watermelon and Grilled Cheese Salad
Juicy watermelon and salty cheese make a great (and stunning) combination.
Cocoa Pecan Brownies
You can whip these rich brownies up in a snap, using whatever cocoa powder you have in your pantry.
Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Salad
A full-flavored, yet light for summer salad, with liberal amounts of lemon and thyme.
Deviled Eggs with Relish and Capers
Assertive little devils, these eggs are sparked with capers and extra pickle relish.
Black Bean and Corn Dip
A spicy-hot bean dip that’s delicious with tortilla chips or spooned over carnitas in a corn tortilla.