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And this cilantro lime slaw is great for a picnic since no mayo is involved. And seriously, people love it (as long as they like cilantro).


What Are Good Recipes for Picnics? Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
7/15/14 02:27 PM

Oh yeah, pesto pasta salad, like Maggie13 said. I LOVE this recipe, and it's always a hit:


What Are Good Recipes for Picnics? Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
7/15/14 02:24 PM

Oh bean salad too! Good call cuminafterall!

I also like this one from The Kitchn (plus lemon juice to give it a little more zip, which I prefer):

What Are Good Recipes for Picnics? Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
7/15/14 01:25 PM

Gosh I love picnics!

This Kale Salad with Pecorino and Pecans is great and can last a while without refrigeration (it's also great with dried cherries, dried cranberries, or diced pear tossed in):

I also like to make this Rosemary and Lemon White Bean Dip along with fresh pita or pita chips:

These homemade cheese crackers (#1 in the link) are a fun to snack on:

Fresh fruit and vegetables are also simple and great. Or a bag of kettle corn.

I also usually bring a small insulated bag with an ice pack (or ziplock baggie filled with ice) so that I can bring a couple cold items. Favorites are this tortellini pasta salad and marinated feta cubes.


Finally, for drinks I like to bring fresh lemonade or something like this watermelon limeade.

In the fall, for a chillier picnic, I like to bring a thermos of hot tea!

What Are Good Recipes for Picnics? Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
7/15/14 12:58 PM

Tomorrow we're grilling steaks and these beautiful vegetable halloumi skewers!


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of July 12-13, 2014
7/11/14 08:00 PM

Ooo I love a Satan's whiskers! Thanks for the reminder on "curled" vs "straight". I always forget which one is which!

The 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: Satan's Whiskers Cocktail Drink Recipes from The Kitchn
7/11/14 02:02 PM

This weekend we're grilling and will be drinking a batch of Orange Pimm's Cups!


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of June 21-22, 2014
6/21/14 08:52 AM

These are some of my favorite quick meals:

Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

Smoked Salmon Salad

Udon Soup with Swiss Chard and Mushrooms

Broiled Salmon with Avocado Tzatziki

Beef with Snow Peas

Grilled Pizza (store bought fresh dough, just a couple minutes on a hot grill on each side, plus whatever toppings you want)

What Are Some Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals? Good Questions
6/19/14 11:44 AM

This sounds great! I love grapefruit and Campari! I made a similar sorbet with tangelos and campari that turned out really well too!


The 3-Ingredient Boozy Dessert You Need This Summer Delicious Links
6/3/14 02:39 PM

This weekend we're grilling with friends, and I'm making a batch of this Warm Chicken and Rice Salad with Potatoes and Green Beans:


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 31 - June 1, 2014
5/30/14 05:10 PM

Last night we made this broiled salmon with avocado tzatziki sauce!


Tonight, we're going fancy with hot dogs, beans, and corn. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 24-26, 2014
5/26/14 03:53 PM

This recipe with beet greens is also a good one!


Got Beet Greens? Make These Delicious Things. Delicious Links
5/21/14 12:07 PM

This weekend we're doing homemade TexMex. Sour cream chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, and my brother's Spanish rice recipe:


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 17-18, 2014
5/16/14 06:27 PM

I LOVE cilantro pesto, and I also like to make pesto with winter greens like this one:


I'm Allergic to Basil. What Are Some Alternatives for Pesto? Good Questions
5/14/14 04:20 PM

Tonight we went to dinner at a friend's and brought prosciutto-wrapped arugula bundles and this kale salad with pecans, pecorino, pears, and dried cherries (http://atexasbelle.blogspot.com/2013/12/kale-salad-with-pecorino-and-pecans.html) to go along with their roasted pork loin with cranberry hazelnut stuffing! Delicious!

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 10-11, 2014
5/10/14 01:14 AM

Another vote for a margarita, by definition, consisting of three simple ingredients: tequila, lime, and Cointreau (the orange liqueur I use). And no sweeteners allowed!

5 Reasons Why Orange Liqueur Doesn't Belong in Your Margarita
5/6/14 02:07 PM

This morning we're making homemade biscuits, and tonight we're going to do stuffed baked potatoes with broccoli, cheese, and roasted garlic butter!


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 3 & 4, 2014
5/3/14 08:27 AM

I absolutely love a good Pegu Club. It was my introduction to the world of classic cocktails!

The 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Pegu Club Drink Recipes from The Kitchn
4/22/14 10:40 AM

I love Old Tom in a Martinez! That's one of my go-to drinks!

What You Should Know About the (Surprisingly) Wide World of Gin The 9-Bottle Bar
4/9/14 02:57 PM

We're making a batch of this Tangelo Campari Sorbet and serving it with a good splash of champagne!


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of April 5-6, 2014
4/5/14 11:08 AM