May 21, 2024


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Savor the Season! Easy Recipes for Picnics and Potlucks


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Our favorite easy recipes, perfect for picnics and potlucks. These delicious recipes travel well and are always crowd pleasers!

It’s the perfect time of year for a picnic or potluck with friends. These recipes are perfect for sharing and can be packed to enjoy on the go.

Horizontal overhead photo of Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies on a wood cutting board.

We’ve included our favorite focaccia bread that makes the best sandwiches, a variety of sides and salads plus a few delicious desserts. So pick a few a find a beautiful spot for a picnic. It’s a lovely way to spend the weekend. Or pin these recipes for all the summer potlucks and gatherings to come. Enjoy!


Vertical closeup photo of Ridiculously Easy Focaccia Bread being sliced on a wood cutting board.

With less than 10-minutes of hands-on time and no kneading, the name Ridiculously Easy Focaccia Bread says it all! Almost. It’s also ridiculously delicious!


Vertical overhead photo of a skillet filled with Roasted Veggie and Crispy Chickpea Salad on a wood table.

This healthy Roasted Veggie and Crispy Chickpea Salad combines crispy, spicy chickpeas, caramelized veggies, Israeli couscous, buttery, toasted pine nuts and a generous shower of fresh herbs. It makes a delicious side or fabulous main course!


Vertical overhead photo of Chopped Mediterranean Farro Salad on a white oval platter with dressing in a bowl on the side.

Love a hearty, healthy, salad that’s bursting with bright, fresh flavor? This Chopped Mediterranean Farro Salad is a meal on its own or a great side!


Vertical closeup photo of Mexican Corn and Bean Salad in a white serving bowl with dressing being poured on top.

This Mexican Corn and Bean Salad is wonderful for potlucks, with chips and makes a fabulous side for sandwiches and grilled entreés.


Overhead vertical photo of a serving platter filled with Green Bean Caprese Salad on a marble counter.

This flavorful Green Bean Caprese Salad combines slender green beans and baby potatoes with classic Caprese ingredients. The salad is finished off with a drizzle of delicious Lemon Basil Oil.


Vertical closeup photo of Lemon Rosemary Potato Salad in a pewter serving bowl.

Simple and delicious, this Lemon Rosemary Potato Salad is always popular! Is great for picnics, potlucks and parties because you don’t have to worry about mayonnaise going bad!

Vertical photo of Blueberry and Fresh Corn Spinach Salad in a white serving bowl with dressing being poured from above.

Quintessentially summer, this Blueberry and Fresh Corn Spinach Salad with tender corn, pickled red onions and sweet/spicy almonds is fresh, delicious and goes so well with grilled entrees!



Vertical photo of Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork in a white pot with homemade rolls in the background.

This easy slow cooker (or instant pot) Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork is healthier than most, takes minutes to put together and is a delicious crowd pleaser!


Overhead vertical photo of Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies on a wooden cutting board.

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies will be a hit with kids of all ages! And you can mix them up in less than 10 minutes, with just one bowl and no mixer!


Vertical overhead photo of a Ridiculously Easy Caramel Buttermilk Sheet Cake on a white marble surface. The cake is surrounded by orange zinnias.

With just one bowl and a whisk, you can put together this FABULOUS Caramel Buttermilk Sheet Cake. The melt-in-your-mouth caramel icing is as easy as the cake!


Vertical photo of a batch of Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies on a blue and white patterned platter with glasses of milk in the background.

Everyone who tries these Copycat Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies flips with the first bite! They’re sweet and chewy inside with a crisp outer shell and lots of melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate chips



Thought for the  day:

Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.
Revelation 3:20

What we’re listening to for inspiration:

Walk With You


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Savor the Season! Easy Recipes for Picnics and Potlucks


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