These 50 summer picnic recipes are just what you need for a summer full of bright and flavorful entertaining! From appetizers and hot dogs to side dishes and ice cream, these 50 summer picnic recipes were handpicked from the Cooking and Beer archives just for you!

Paired with a Chocolate Stout Oatmeal and fig chocolate chunk cookies are the ultimate sweet treat. A traditional oatmeal and chocolate chunk cookie dough is flavored with chopped dry figs. A sprinkle of coarse sea salt adds that most necessary salt factor!

Italian Zabaglione with Biscotti Crumble is a great dessert recipe for a dinner party, as you can make it ahead of time and it’s so quick to whip up! A classic Italian dessert, zabaglione is made with egg yolks, sugar and some variety of sweet wine (in this case: Marsala wine). This version is flavored …

Meringue cookies are like little pillows of sweetness. In this version, highlighting the flavor of spring and summer raspberries, we are throwing some brown sugar into the mix. With only 4 ingredients, a little patience, and a whole lot of indulgence, these raspberry and brown sugar meringue cookies will impress your family and friends. Or, …

Fig and Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Vanilla Bean Buttercream are a fun twist on a dessert classic! These sandwich cookies are everything you crave in a sweet treat and more. The cookies are pretty traditional except for the sweet chewiness you get from the figs. The vanilla bean buttercream gets piped onto each cookie, …

Well it’s that time of the year again where I dread going to the grocery store on the weekend because I know I will come home with 1400 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. It’s like…you just can’t say no, nor do you want to say no. You know that you have to have them. I …

Sometimes I just crave a cookie, a regular old chocolate chip cookie…with peanut butter and a ton of brown sugar. When I asked Zach what he wanted for his birthday, I thought that he’d want a cake or cupcakes…something that a normal human being would want for their birthday. Not Zach. He wanted chocolate chip …

This post has been sponsored by Melissa’s Produce, where they provided the product for this recipe. All opinions are mine alone. I think one more cookie recipe before the big day arrives is completely necessary. Don’t you think?! Appetizers for game day and healthier New Years resolution recipes are coming your way very very soon, …

I’ve been waiting WEEKS to post this recipe…no seriously, I have really been waiting weeks. I first came across making spritz cookies when one of my BFFs and I had a girls night. We baked cookies, ate junk food and indulged in a couple of alcoholic beverages. I had never actually made a spritz cookie. …