5 Great Recipes for Potlucks, Picnics, and Parties

Take one of these irresistible dishes to a summer gathering or neighborhood party and bring home nothing but crumbs.

  • James Baigrie

    Puff Pastry Tart With Roasted Veggies

    This elegant yet easy dish has the broad appeal required of a great potluck offering. Kids will think it's just a fancy pizza while grown-ups will appreciate the medley of vegetables and cheeses.

  • James Baigrie

    Almond Cake With Strawberries

    A fruit-topped dessert makes a gorgeous center- piece for a Fourth of July gathering. Almond paste gives this cake a dense, nutty richness, and the hint of balsamic vinegar adds a special sparkle to the sweet strawberries.

  • James Baigrie

    Super Side Dishes

    Mango Noodle Salad With Sesame Seeds

    Need a dish that's pretty, healthy, and scrumptious? Serve up this refreshing salad, which combines whole grain pasta, sweet mangoes, and an easy, Asian-inspired dressing.

    Roasted Potato & Pepper Salad With Cilantro Salsa

    A vibrant green salsa adds some zip to the creamy fingerling potatoes in this tasty side dish. Dark green poblano chiles add a bit of fruity heat; if your gang prefers things mild, simply omit them and the jalapeño and swap in bell peppers instead.

  • James Baigrie

    Greek Salad Chicken Wraps With Tsatsiki

    Wraps are a portable favorite for good reason: all the elements of a meal are bound up in one convenient package. Here, Greek flavors (lemon, mint, and feta) bring a brightness and tang to the mix, just right for a warm summer day.

    Originally published in the June/July 2013 issue of FamilyFun magazine.