As it begins to heat up outside, warm weather means more fun outdoor activities. Summer is the perfect time to sit down with friends and family for a picnic. To make it even more memorable, make sure to have delicious meals and snacks with you. Instead of bringing the usual boring sandwiches and other finger foods, try out these:

Summer Picnic Potato Salad

Put a new summer twist on a traditional dish to spice up your next picnic. This delicious potato salad is filled with smoky sausage, Gouda cheese, and an abundance of grilled vegetables. Take this along with you to picnics, barbeques, cookouts, and other summer bashes. It is also super easy to make and can be customized to your own tastes and preferences. Check out the recipe here

Raspberry Crumb Bars

For a sweet treat that everyone will love, make these raspberry crumb bars. These bars are great for all ages and are a fun dessert to have on the go or an energizing snack while on a hike. The yummy bars are made with fresh raspberries and offer a nutty flavor. Impress everyone at your next picnic and check out the recipe here

Dogwood Punch

Quench your thirst on a hot summer day by drinking this sweet and refreshing Dogwood Punch. This punch is definitely just for adults with its main ingredients being strawberry lemonade and sparkling rosé. It’s a great drink to have at picnics and summer bashes to sit back, relax, and enjoy the nice weather. Be sure to check out the easy recipe here.

Crunchy Sunflower-Butter, Bacon and Banana Pinwheels

For more filling dishes, try these crunchy sunflower-butter, bacon, and banana pinwheels. Take traditional banana and nut butter sandwiches up a notch by adding in sunflower butter and bacon into the mix. These surprisingly tasty pinwheels are easy to make and everyone will be asking for seconds at your next picnic. Take a look at the recipe here