Throwing a summer party or potluck? From backyard barbecues and pool parties to bonfires and birthdays, make it a bash to remember with these recipes for appetizers, drinks, salads, grilled main dishes and more in this collection of summer entertaining ideas.
Forget sugary (and boring) sodas for your next potluck and treat your family and friends to a refreshing homemade punch. Serve up in mason jars with striped paper straws and really "wow" the crowd. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
The classic Caprese salad is a staple of summer gatherings for its simplest-is-best authentic Italian flavor. Serve Caprese your way with these new spins on the classic recipe.
Originally a vegetable dish, I added pasta to this salad for family gatherings and church potlucks. Try adding sliced mushrooms and diced tomatoes before serving. —Barbara Burks, Huntsville, Alabama
Whether you're hosting a party or need to bring a dish to pass to a gathering, these potluck desserts—brownies, bars, pies, cakes and more recipes that serve at least 12—are real crowd pleasers.
To keep a summer kitchen cool, we suggest preparing pizzas on the grill! A variety of ingredients top flour tortillas for three terrific tastes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Chill out on hot summer days with these favorite ice cream cakes, pies, sandwiches and more ice cream desserts.
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