Welcome the warm weather by dining outdoors! Whether you're going to the beach or a local park, plan your next picnic with these delicious recipes.
These flavor-packed savory scones make a great addition to your picnic menu.
Here's a sweet twist on peanut butter and jelly that makes a great addition to your picnic spread.
These veggie bites are an appetizing, eye-catching addition to any outdoor spread.
This cabbage-and-carrot slaw is dressed with an Asian-inspired blend of rice vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
Teach your kids the art of sushi rolling with easy wrap sandwiches that make delicious on-the-go lunches.
Combine high-protein quinoa with fresh fruit, crunchy nuts, and a light citrusy dressing for a healthy picnic side dish.
These dynamite little chicken and cheese quiches are a true kid favorite. Mild green chilies add a southwestern flavor without any of the heat. The pre-made phyllo cups, found in the grocery freezer section, add a slightly fancy touch.
Ears a corny treat that'll sweeten up any summer cookout
Making fruit punch is a bit like playing mad scientist -- which is why it's so much fun to do with kids. You add a little of this and a lot of that to a pitcher until you come up with a drink that's "perfect."
All-American cornflakes become a crispy coating for these pop-'em-in-your-mouth treats.
Fruit adds a slightly sweet flavor to this colorful slaw.
Even if you don't live near the waterfront, we're "shore" your family will enjoy this sweet taste of the sea.
This main-dish salad combines three kid favorites -- tortellini, ham, and black olives -- for a delicious summer meal.
This apple-phibious treat is so charming, your kids may not even notice that it's good for them.
How do you offer warm cheeseburgers at a potluck without a grill or skillet? Bake them in a loaf, of course! At the potluck, simply slice the loaf into individual servings for dipping in ketchup or mustard.
Inspired by spanakopita, these spinach sticks have all the flavor of the Greek spinach and phyllo pastry without the complicated preparation. And even though the main ingredient is spinach, the fun stick shape may just prove too tempting for kids to resis
Celebrate spring with this riot of color, served warm or cold.
Corn bread croutons add a kid-friendly, Southern spin to this classic salad -- a great addition to a picnic potluck.
Get a little kick of bright berry flavor in this thirst-quenching lemonade.
These festive appetizers are loaded with crabmeat and made crispier by using Japanese panko bread crumbs, which resist sogginess because they don't absorb oil as readily as regular bread crumbs.
Here are some of our favorite flavor combinations for festive tea sandwiches.
This is no ordinary bean salad -- it brings into play all the sunny flavors and colors of the season: the yellow cheer of fresh corn, the sweet crunch of red bell peppers, and the bright green hit of cilantro. Kids seem to love the mellow richness of bla
Mini phyllo shells, ready-made and smartly ornamental, are the secret here. Simply fill them with this delectable sour-cream-and-taco-seasoning-mix dip, and garnish. Tip: Double the dip and serve the extra with crudites.
There's just something irresistible about the mini pickles. Kids can never eat enough of them and they also like to help roll the salami blankets.
Fresh-squeezed lemon juice and a hint of mint make this soft drink recipe a guaranteed winner.
Fry up a batch of these irresistible Asian-inspired appetizers.
This Asian-inspired recipe straight out of food editor Ken Haedrich's kitchen may be the perfect cookout finger food.
This recipe combines two summer favorites in one: avocado makes the dressing supercreamy with only the tiniest addition of mayo.
This frozen desert combines fresh honeydew, refreshing sorbet, and yummy chocolate to create a watermelon look-alike that's bursting with flavor.
This colorful dish highlights the exotic flavors of the tropics, using ingredients that grow where the weather is warm year-round.
Fresh fruit puts a sweet spin on this Mexican-style treat.
This refreshing treat is a great fit for your summer party.
PB & J Bars
Stuffed Cucumber Cups
California Sushi Wrap
Quinoa Salad with Apples and Almonds
Chicken Chili Cheese Cups
Corn on the Cobcake
Perfect Fruit Punch
Chicken Tenders With Apricot Sauce
Granny Smith Slaw
Ultimate Beach Cupcakes
Tortellini and Ham Salad
Asparagus Salad with Sweet Pepper Confetti
Corn Bread Cobb Salad
Lemonade with Berry Ice Cubes
Mini Crab Cakes
Corny Bean Salad
Tiny Taco Tarts
Pickles in a Blanket
Lemon Juice Juleps
Easy Egg Rolls
Coconut Chicken Wings
Guacamole Potato Salad
Tropical Fruit with Lime Dressing