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Make memories and embrace the season with these Summer Picnic Recipes you’ll want to try for your next alfresco meal.

Summer Picnic

Hamburgers, hot dogs and salads galore,
Swinging on tree limbs until you are sore,
Bicycles, pickles, french fries and pie,
A nap on a blanket for the young and less spry.
Swim in the river, rowboat on the lake,
Fireworks at sundown, if you’re still awake.
Mosquitos in full flight send us astray,
Back home to bed at the end of the day.

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Summer picnics forever live in the memory of the young and the old. Nothing quite connects us to a season of fun quite like a picnic. We’ve compiled some recipes for your summer of picnics.

Summer Picnic Recipes

Classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken

“Finish in the oven to guarantee perfectly cooked chicken and a golden crust.”

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Picnic-Ready Italian Heros

“Visit an Italian deli and splurge on the cold cuts, but hit the supermarket for everything else, including the not-too-crusty rolls that are usually loaded into bins in the bakery section.”
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Pan Bagnat with Fennel

“This sandwich gets better and better the longer it sits (okay, to a point); assemble it after breakfast and eat it when you’ve worked up an appetite.”
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Mojito Watermelon

“This spiced up watermelon makes everyone’s favorite summer treat even better.”

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5-Bean Summer Salad

“This colorful salad will provide a hearty, varied option for any summer party.”

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White Bean Tapenade

“This textured spread is great served with cured meats. If you wind up with leftovers, use it on sandwiches.”
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Summer Quinoa Salad Jars with Lemon Dill Dressing

“It’s lunch in literally two shakes: shake the jar out, and toss it all up.”
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Chile-Lime Corn Wheels

“Serve these zesty corn-on-the-cob rounds to tide over hungry guests.”

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Tomato-Manchego Tartlets

“These miniature tarts make the perfect savory snack to enjoy on your porch.”

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Avocado Ham Sandwich

“Let the mild, nutty flavor of avocados stand in for Swiss cheese in a classic ham sandwich.”

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Corn and Chickpea Salad

“Grilled corn is a summertime favorite. Here it’s added to fresh vegetables and topped with a citrus-herb dressing for a delicious, light salad.”

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Strawberry Hand Pies

“These are the best pies for a picnic,” says Patti Davis of New York City. “No fork required!”

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Pineapple Cooler

“Floral-scented herbs, such as lavender and lemon verbena, add subtle depth to fruit ades and iced tea.”

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Classic Coleslaw with Buttermilk

“A classic coleslaw is a must at any big summer party or occasion, and this easy version dressed with buttermilk is just the ticket.”

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Ginger Iced Tea

“Tall glasses of sweet ginger tea are topped off with sparkling moscato.”

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Quick Fix Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies

Every picnic needs a little chocolate. And these are easy and delicious!

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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