Shrimp Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

May 24, 2016

These stuffed tomatoes are a bit retro, but are totally delicious. They make a nice, gluten-free addition to a picnic or barbecue.

Nebraska Girl Peanut Butter Bars

July 24, 2015

Tomorrow I’m going on a picnic in the Hudson Valley. I thought that I might take along my Peanut Butter Bars, as bars are typically good travelers. Plus, they’re no-bake and super easy to make.

Picnic Fried Chicken

July 3, 2014

I love fried chicken and make it quite often. I’ve been known to make fried chicken for road trips even. Make my Picnic Fried Chicken ahead of time for a summer picnic or eat it at home. Serve it hot, cold or room temperature.  

Chile-Spiced Bean Salad

September 2, 2013

Chile-Spiced Bean Salad A bit of chile mingles with corn and three kinds of beans in this colorful salad that stays crisp for hours.  INGREDIENTS Spicy Dressing 2 Cups Red Kidney Beans 2 Cups Pinto Beans 2 Cups Garbanzo Beans 2 Cups Whole Kernel Corn 1 Sliced Large Celery Stalk 5...

Parsley Potato Salad

September 2, 2013

Parsley Potato Salad For a new twist on the traditional potato salad, try this light; fresh-tasting version that combines sliced potatoes with an oil and vinegar dressing.  INGREDIENTS 2 Pounds Small Red Potatoes 1 Finely Chopped Large Celery Stalk 1 Hard-Boiled Egg 1 Minced Garlic Cloves 4 Canned Anchovy Fillets...

Chocolate Buttercream Cake

September 1, 2013

  Chocolate Buttercream Cake My moist, rich chocolate cake is an ever-popular dessert, indoors or at a picnic.  This one is frosted and filled with a fluffy chocolate buttercream.  Yum! INGREDIENTS 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa 1 Cup Water 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 Cups Sugar 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1...

Crusty Parmesan Chicken

August 31, 2013

Crusty Parmesan Chicken For chicken that is crunchy and delicious hot or cold, try this quick and easy oven-fried version.  The recipe multiplies easily to feed a crowd.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Dry Bread Crumbs 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt...

Honey Applesauce Cupcakes

August 29, 2013

Honey Applesauce Cupcakes These down to earth cupcakes are honey flavored and packed with dried fruits.  They take on a graceful look when baked in brioche tins.  Frost with my cream cheese frosting or leave plain. INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Butter 1 Cup Honey 1 Egg 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1...

Mixed Bean & Artichoke Salad

August 28, 2013

Mixed Bean & Artichoke Salad A superb dressing, one that includes capers and the marinade from artichoke hearts, elevates this sturdy combination to regal status.  If you like, garnish with slices of hard-boiled egg. INGREDIENTS 2 Drained Cans White Beans (15 Ounces Each) 1 Cup Pitted Green or Black Olives...

Barbecued Corn on the Cob

August 27, 2013

Barbecued Corn on the Cob Two of summer’s most appealing joys are barbecuing and corn on the cob.  This combination is an easy-to-prepare picnic vegetable.  It’s a perfect accompaniment to barbecued meats or poultry, and it goes right on the grill with them. INGREDIENTS 4 Unhusked Ears of Corn Butter...

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