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Picnics Recipes Salad Side Dishes

Tuscan White Bean Salad

There is nothing quite as nice as being able to throw together a homemade bean salad to bring along on any summer outing.  The great thing about this bean salad is that it belongs to no season and no protein, but fits in well…

August 31, 2011
Pasta Picnics Recipes Side Dishes

Cappellini Caprese Pasta

A quick, refreshing pasta side dish goes well with roasted meats. Because cappellini is difficult to handle, tame its wild tresses with long-handled tongs. Basil, tomatoes and mozzarella add light flavor.…

July 21, 2011
Picnics Recipes Salad

Salmon Nicoise

A main course salad with beautiful presentation, its classic French elegance is perfect for a simple summer dinner or picnic.…

July 7, 2011
Main Dishes Picnics Poultry Recipes

Herb-Roasted Lemon Chicken

This roast chicken is one of those dishes that can be served year-round.  In summertime, it makes the perfect main course for a savory French-themed picnic; in winter, dish it up with roasted potatoes to chase off chills.  Either way, it’s incredibly easy. 3…

July 7, 2011
Appetizers Picnics Recipes Salad

Insalata Caprese

Insalata caprese is the most simple of summer salads. I make it for a quick lunch, serve it alongside roasted chicken, or as a first course. The key is fresh. Only use the best ingredients you can find. Sun-warmed tomatoes from your own garden,…

July 7, 2011
Desserts Picnics Recipes

Cherry Clafouti

My friend Elle whipped up this pudding type cake for our most recent picnic.  The chewy texture, sweetened with fresh cherries, is the perfect companion to an assortment of casual outdoor dining themes.  She chose it because it was reminiscent of her year spent…

July 7, 2011