Mix and Match 4th of July Picnic

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to take your family and your loved ones outside and enjoy some beautiful summer weather.  This Independence Day why not head out to your local parks and plan a delicious summer picnic. Getting outside will not only get the kids away from the television, but you can also have some quality bonding time with your friends, family and loved ones.

We’ve taken some of Paula’s best picnic recipes in our Mix and Match Fourth of July Summer Picnic Guide. Choose one (or more) from each of the categories and create your own festive menu! What kind of combos will you choose?

Don’t forget your sparklers!

Choose a Sandwich
1. Tomato Sandwich with Parsley or Basil
2. Jamie’s Chicken Salad Sandwich
3. Prime Rib Sandwich with Caramelized Onions, Arugula and Horseradish Cream
4. Lobster Club Sandwich
5. Mini Pork Sandwiches

Choose a Potato Salad
1. Skillet Fried Potato Salad
2. Sausage and Potato Salad
3. Pink Potato Salad
4. Roasted Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
5. Italian Potatoes

Choose a Second Salad
1. English Pea Salad
2. Avocado Chicken Salad
3. Corn and Asparagus Salad
4. Southern Cornbread Salad
5. Macaroni Salad

Choose a Slaw
1. Peppery Coleslaw with Orange Chili Vinaigrette
2. Corny Coleslaw
3. Broccoli Coleslaw
4. The Lady’s Coleslaw
5. Hot Slaw

Choose a Beverage
1. Watermelon Cooler
2. Sweet Tea
3. Sparkling Sweet Cherry Lemonade
4. Lemonade
5. Minted Lemon and Limeade

Choose a Dessert
1. Yogurt Pops
2. Toffee Brownies
3. Sunny’s Sunshine Cake
4. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
5. Pecan Squares

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You'll be just fine Paula....Love ya!

By arlene kinsley on July 01, 2013


enjoy watermelon cooler and the pink potato sald. alway enjoy all the recipe.

By Odette Boblett on June 29, 2011

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
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