Summer Picnic Recipes Worthy of an Important Gathering

Celebrate the season with a picnic lunch on a warm, relaxing weekend.

Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe

Serve Perfect Fried Chicken with a side of the Best Ever Barbecue Sauce if you don't want any leftovers for tomorrow.

Lori Dunn

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Early summer brings warmer temperatures, vacations, family get-togethers, church potlucks, camping trips and picnic plans, among other pastimes.

Honey BBQ Shredded Pork Recipe 
Southern Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Best Ever Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe
German Potato Salad Recipe

Picnic Potato Salad Recipe
Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
Macaroni Salad Recipe
KFC-Style Coleslaw Recipe
Big Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe
Barbecued Baked Beans Recipe

Many a cookbook holds a treasure trove of picnic favorites, and GRIT’s recipe archive is no different. It didn’t take long to discover a delicious Honey BBQ Shredded Pork Recipe, perfect for sandwiches, or a tangy Southern Barbecue Sauce Recipe for your next outdoor party. And what picnic would be worth its weight without a pile of finger-lickin’-good fried chicken from the Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe?

Don’t forget the side dishes: creamy or vinegary potato salad, molded macaroni salad, sweet baked beans and zesty coleslaw. And for dessert, we offer a few cookie recipes you just have to try. All these recipes come from our archives and have appeared in our publications at one time or another.

Enjoy the company, Mother Nature and the food, and don’t forget to take along a blanket and a fishing pole!