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 fresh strawberry cupcakes are topped with a heavenly cream cheese frosting.
These are some of the best ribs you’ll ever eat. Your kids will love that these ribs are cooked in root beer.
Me-me’s Chocolate Sheet Cake
A rich chocolate sheet cake, updated by using coconut palm sugar, coconut oil and white whole-wheat flour.
Potato and Asparagus Salad
A no-mayo potato salad that’s delicious at room temperature or chilled making it “picnic safe.”
Italian-Style Steak Wrap (Piadina)
An alternative to panini, this grilled sandwich stuffs in the veggies with dabs of melted cheese.
California Ripe Olive and Fig Tapenade
Serve this tapenade on crostini spread with soft cheese like feta, goat or blue. Sponsored by California Ripe Olives.
Sweet Tangerine Cake
A not-too-sweet single-layer cake that’s a perfect take-a-long to book club meetings, potlucks and casual gatherings.
Lemon-Glazed Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
A tart, crisp cookie from The Good Neighbor Cookbook—ideal for welcoming a new neighbor or gifting to an old friend.
Roasted Asparagus with Parmigiano and Thyme Crumbs
A side dish that makes the most of spring’s tender asparagus, all topped off with buttery breadcrumbs.
These burgers with barbecue flavor cooked right into the beef are sure to be a hit with football fans on game day.
Gussy up guacamole with pungent blue cheese, spicy peppers and creamy sour cream for an unforgettable party dip.
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.
Lemon-Herb Chicken with Yogurt Dill Sauce
A perfect meal with fresh summery herbs. Eat as you wish, with beer or wine, hot or cold.