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All of these dishes play nicely with blankets and sunshine.
YES. Recipe here.
Fruit salads can be sort of sad, but this one is cheerful, delicious, and lacking fruits that will get soft/brown/soggy/icky if they sit around for too long. Recipe here.
This way, they won't melt all over your hands. Recipe here.
It's not a party without dessert. Recipe here.
No mayonnaise, but plenty of bacon to make up for it! Recipe here.
No cold cuts necessary. Recipe here.
I know this isn't inherently picnic food, but HEAR ME OUT: Grilled zucchini is quick, can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, and tastes better at room temperature when it' been sitting for a while, marinating in its own grill-flavored juices. Recipe here.
Classic picnic comfort, with a special little twist. Recipe here.
Better than guacamole because 1) you can eat it straight-up without getting weird looks and 2) mayonnaise. Recipe here.
All pasta salads should be served with croutons. Recipe here.
There's a recipe for awesome homemade pesto, but you could totally use storebought. Recipe here.
You can serve this dish warm or at room temperature, but don't serve it refrigerator-cold — the bacon fat will solidify and although it'll still be BACON FAT, it'll be less delicious. Recipe here.
'Tis (ALMOST) the season! Recipe here.
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