Spring or Summer Picnic Ideas

Spring or Summer Picnic Ideas

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It’s starting to warm up outside. There’s no better time to gather a big blanket and basket and have a picnic. Here are a few Spring or Summer Picnic Ideas for a yummy outing with your loved ones.

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Spring or Summer Picnic Ideas – Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Crescent Sandwiches – We love this chicken salad recipe. It’s light and refreshing. Simply prepare your sandwiches ahead of time, making sure to butter your bread before you add the other toppings. Wrap sandwiches in waxed paper to help keep them fresh. And store all of your picnic foods in a cooler with ice.

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches
Here is a recipe the girls and I like in spring and summer. Especially nice for Mother's Day luncheons if you adjust the recipe to size.
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I’ve always enjoyed pimento cheese on a cracker or celery, or even in little tea sandwiches. This Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread will put the purchased product to shame. Made from simple ingredients with three kinds of cheese, chopped pimentos, mayo, and a few other things thrown in to give it a nice tang.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread
I've always enjoyed pimento cheese on a cracker or celery, or even in little tea sandwiches. Here's a homemade version that will put the purchased product to shame. Try some on a cracker or on a sandwich. Maybe even with a little fried bacon. Yum!
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Picnic Sides and Salads

Potato Salad – Another favorite family recipe. This is one I’ve been making since I was a girl. Again, be sure to keep this one in a cooler with ice until ready to serve.

Potato Salad
Here's a recipe we like for summer picnics or family gatherings. Goes well with Baked Beans and Deviled Eggs.
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Cabbage Bacon Salad – What is a picnic without some sort of slaw. Always refreshing and tastes great with many foods.

Cabbage Bacon Salad
Here's a recipe I really enjoy. Crunchy, sweet, with the added saltiness of smoked bacon. Yum!
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Yummy Baked Beans – Baked beans can be served warm or cold, so this is another picnic idea that goes well with many foods. Especially with potato chips. Surely I’m not the only one who dips my chips in baked beans? Right?

Yummy Baked Beans
This is an old family favorite. So good!
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recipe for yummy baked beans

Deviled Eggs – This is a perfect picnic food. Finger foods and so yummy. Be sure to keep this one in your cooler until ready to serve.

Deviled Eggs
What picnic is complete without a plate of deviled eggs? Here's an easy recipe for you to try.
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Easy Desserts

Cherry Turnovers – And last but not least, one of our favorite picnic foods. When I want to make my family especially happy or surprise them, I will make some cherry turnovers for a picnic. It’s a wonderful ending to a family fun picnic.

Cherry Turnovers
Here's a recipe I enjoy making for spring or summer picnics. They're easy to pack, and just the right size for an after-dinner treat. Enjoy!
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Cherry Turnovers


Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies remind me of the oatmeal cookies my grandma used to make as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies.

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
Here's a recipe you are sure to enjoy. It reminds me of the oatmeal cookies I used to eat as girl, and my husband devours these by the handful. This makes a lot of cookies, but you'll be glad you made plenty, when you see how fast they disappear.
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Recipe for Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies - After School Snack Ideas


These Blonde Brownies have the perfect combinations. Sweet and Salty. Chewy Center and Crunchy Edges. Buttery. Chocolaty. With hints of Butterscotch. Delicious.

Blonde Brownies
Here's a recipe I've been making for years. It is one of my husband's favorites. Chewy and delicious, and great for potluck gatherings.
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Blonde Brownies


A Sweet Beverage

Sangria is summer and this Red Wine Sangria is perfect for your next summer gathering or even for a picnic for two. Dark red cherries, limes, and lemons, soaked in your favorite red wine, then splashed with ginger ale over ice.

Red Wine Sangria
Here's a delicious and very pretty Sangria recipe to try this summer!
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This recipe for Raspberry Mint Tea is so refreshing and delicious. It’s quick and easy, too. Perfect for an afternoon with the girls or for your next ladies’ meeting. Or even a picnic!

Raspberry Mint Tea
This is a refreshing drink for summertime entertainment.
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Recipe for Raspberry Mint Tea


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