Summer Appetizers and Party Food

Staff Picks

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Make a batch of these crowd-pleasing cookie bars up to two days in advance.

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
This unpretentious six-ingredient recipe comes together in just 10 minutes.

Heirloom Tomato Pie Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 4
It's time for tomato pie!

Picnic Egg Salad Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 2
It wouldn't be summer in the South without a go-to egg salad.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Whip up an easy-to-make batch of our Fresh Fruit Salad before hosting your next brunch and luncheon.

Field Pea, Corn, and Bacon Salad Recipe

This deliciously simple Field Pea, Corn, and Bacon Salad is the perfect way to exhibit the flavors of the summer season.

Okra and Rice Casserole Recipe

This dish is simple to make, but it packs an amazing amount of flavor from tender sautéed okra, sweet corn, Cajun spices, and buttery garlic breadcrumbs.

Peach Icebox Cake Recipe

This no-bake icebox cake is sure to be the standout of any warm-weather affair.

Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Beer can chicken should be your go-to grill recipe this summer.

Peach Fried Pies Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 1
.Canned biscuits make easy work of these irresistible hand pies.

Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake

We upgraded the traditional poke cake by replacing the traditional gelatin or pudding mix filling with two fillings made with fresh summer berries.

Blackberry Cobbler

Cobbler is perfect for sharing– but be warned, it may get messy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season is way too short, so make the most of these sweet and juicy springtime gems while there is still time.