Picnic- and Potluck-Worthy Recipes

June 28, 2013

We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.

Now that summer’s in full swing, invites to picnics and potlucks are quickly rolling in -- and with just a bit of planning and effort, you can win the love and admiration of your fellow party-goers with homemade treats. These links will help.

  • Step one: go strawberry picking. Step two: make these strawberry ice pops. (Apt. 2B Baking Co.)
  • For a different summer salad, pair sweet golden beets with creamy burrata. (The Bitten Word.)

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  • Utilize the last of spring's bounty (favas! asparagus! peas!) in this hodgepodge pasta salad. (Happyolks.)
  • A lemonade with a little kick, thanks to a generous dash of Tabasco. (Shutterbean.)
  • Espresso granita with whipped cream is just like your morning iced latte -- only ten times better. (Smitten Kitchen.)
  • When in doubt, always bring a giant bowl of pickles to a potluck. (Food in Jars.)

Which food blogs inspired you this week? Tell us in the comments!

Photos on top by (clockwise) White on Rice Couple, Dolly and Oatmeal, Apt. 2B Baking Co., The Bitten Word

Photos on bottom by (clockwise) Happyolks, Shutterbean, Smitten Kitchen, Food in Jars

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1 Comment

Alexandra S. June 28, 2013
I am drooling over that bowl of pickles as well as those ice pops. So refreshing! I had been looking for ideas for a potluck this weekend when your post popped into my inbox...perfect timing. Thanks! These look yummy too: Chickpea and Tomato Salad:
Healthy Red Potato and Dill Salad: