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

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

By Odette Boblett on June 29, 2011

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

Where do I buy these magazines
in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 4:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm