Summer Party Menus
Whether you want to fire up the grill, pack a picnic basket, or set a poolside table, we've got your menu covered.
Picnic on the Beach
The dough can be made and frozen up to one month ahead, and different colors of sanding sugar are festive for many occasions. Pack them in a hard container to prevent crushing.
- Recipe: Sugar Sand Cookies
Top this treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Recipe: Grilled Summer Fruit Cobbler
Keep guests up and mingling by serving the wraps and yucca fries wrapped in parchment paper. Grill the corn with the husks pulled back and secured with twine to provide a convenient handle.
Chopped fresh mint is an ideal garnish to this light, refreshing dessert.
A variety of white wines (and even beer) will be great with this melt-in-your-mouth appetizer, but specifically try a Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, or Columbard.
- Recipe: Coconut Shrimp with Maui Mustard
A glass of port is the perfect compliment to this creamy dark chocolate confection.
The fresh flavors of zucchini and trout need little more than lemon and a little seasoning.
Start your electric freezer well in advance of your guests’ arrivals so this flavorful treat is well-chilled. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a pretty presentation.
- Recipe: Blood Orange Sorbet