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Having a picnic on a warm sunny day makes a perfect outing for the family. But of course, having the perfect food makes a picnic even better. These picnic staple recipes include delicious grilled meals, light salads and desserts that are all portable and refreshing for a lovely summer picnic.
This recipe for sausage cheese balls is quick and easy to make and serve during family outings. It is also a classic comfort food you can make and freeze for a weeknight.
You don’t have to make anything difficult or extravagant for a picnic. A simple cucumber salad is not only simple but also light and refreshing for a warm summer day. Fun fact: Hawaii, Louisiana and Missouri are the only states whose residents chose cucumber as their favorite vegetable.
Making this penne with black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta and spinach recipe is a great way to make use of the leftover vegetables, pasta and more.
The Cheesecake Factory’s Mexican Tortilla Salad combines some ingredients that can be found in classic Mexican recipes, including tortillas, corn and black beans.
You’re definitely not going to feel dehydrated while eating this salad. This watermelon and cucumber salad recipe is perfect to eat on a sunny day in the park.
This vegan-friendly recipe will be perfect for people who have dietary restrictions. The Cheesecake Factory’s Vegan Cobb Salad recipe makes a nice hearty lunch with fresh veggies, quinoa, garbanzo beans and sunflower seeds.
You can easily make this tomato basil salad in five minutes, and it is great to eat on its own or as a side dish along with properly cooked steak, chicken and other foods.
This Cheesecake Factory’s Chinese Chicken Salad is full of fresh ingredients that include veggies, mandarin oranges and nuts with wonton strips and crispy rice noodles for extra crunchy flavor. If you’re craving chicken, here are other chicken recipes that were among the most popular coronavirus searches.
You don’t have to always grill during a picnic. Sometimes, a fresh salad on a nice hot day is more than enough to enjoy. The Cheesecake Factory’s Wellness Salad recipe takes everything that’s great about salads and adds yummy fruits, nuts and seeds.
Why only bring sandwiches to the picnic when you can have whimsical pinwheels? This ham and cheese pinwheel recipe is also fun and easy to make at home with your kids.
After cooking some delicious steaks on the grill, you need the perfect side dish for a tasty meal. This egg potato salad recipe is quick to make for any summer barbecue.
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There are a bunch of mouthwatering spins on a classic grilled cheese sandwich, and this is one of them. If you love grilled cheese and avocado toast, why not combine them? This avocado toast grilled cheese recipe is great to eat for breakfast, brunch and even dinner.
This roasted tomato grilled cheese recipe is super quick to make and has almost-charred roasted tomatoes to complement the cheddar cheese in the sandwich.
There are a bunch of different additions you can make for your grilled cheese sandwich. This balsamic, mushroom and onion grilled brie cheese sandwich recipe uses caramelized mushrooms and onions with melted brie on toasted bread. Before cooking up this recipe, here are some answers to common kitchen tool questions.
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There are plenty of grilled chicken recipes that aren’t boring. This Asian grilled chicken sandwich adds in delicious flavors from ginger and soy sauce to your classic grilled chicken sandwich.
If you’re looking for easy chicken recipes for the summer, this one fits the bill. You simply thread some chicken, your favorite vegetable of choice and peach slices onto a skewer and then throw it on the grill to create a masterpiece.
A nice summer day in the park should definitely include barbecuing. This steak skewers with cherry BBQ sauce recipe includes a sweet and savory sauce that uses cherry juice and fresh cherries to create a marinade for your steaks. There are also other unusual meat marinades you can use, including Dr Pepper.
What’s a picnic without some dessert? Instead of carrying a whole delicious pie to the park, this crescent pecan pie bars recipe transforms a classic pecan pie into easy-to-eat bars.
Need a treat that your whole family will enjoy during the picnic? Try this Nutella cookie roll-up recipe. You only need to use four ingredients to create these yummy cookies. If you haven’t tried it before, Nutella is just one unexpected ingredient that goes great in cookies.
Bringing a fresh fruit salad to a picnic is fine but why settle for that? You can take those fresh fruits and combine them with a buttery shortbread crust for a sweet treat. This raspberry tart recipe is a great dessert to share with the family on any picnic.
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This abuelita conchas recipe is a perfect snack to eat during a picnic. Just make sure to follow any cooking tips, hacks and tricks you learned from grandma to make this sweet bread taste heavenly.
This delicious blueberry basil hand pies recipe uses heart-healthy blueberries to fill inside of a delicate buttery crust.
You can make more recipes with lemons than just lemonade. This Meyer lemon lavender bars recipe is perfect for a picnic on a sunny day.
It’s hard to forget this tasty childhood dessert. This white chocolate rainbow popcorn recipe is a sweet-and-salty treat you can make quickly while you’re watching a movie or to take on a picnic to share.
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Need a recipe to help you finish that last drop of milk? Try this sweet carrot cake biscotti recipe. It’s an excellent dessert to bring along on a picnic or serve as an after-dinner snack.
Chipotle ranch chicken wraps have almost everything you need in a yummy portable wrap that’s easy to bring along and eat on a picnic. This recipe is also easy to make for a simple weeknight dinner.
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