We've all been there. You get invited to a BBQ, a graduation party, or some other outdoor gathering. For me, I ask myself two things: What should I wear? And what should I bring? Since this is a food blog, we'll stick with the latter.
If you're attending a party and you're not the host, you'll probably want to bring a side dish or a dessert.
While Dan Eaton's recipe list is endless, here are just a few great ideas if you're heading to a party this summer.
A standard green salad is a staple in my family. Try this recipe with a homemade dressing.
Green Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
This one includes Greek yogurt!
Crunchy Vegetable Salad with Greek Yogurt, Lemon, Dill and Chives
Potato salad is always a favorite at summer get-togethers.
Potato salad with capers, horseradish, dill, smoked salmon and pickled red onions
Want to try something lighter?
Coleslaw with carrots, cabbage, broccoli and nonfat yogurt
Let's not forget the pasta salad too!
Mediterranean Style Shrimp and Pasta Salad
Here's a great way to use those green beans you've been growing in your garden.
Three Bean Salad
A party and picnic favorite are deviled eggs. But why make them traditional when you can spice them up?
Deviled Eggs with Smoked Ham, Pickled Jalapeno Peppers and Cheddar Cheese
Deviled Eggs with Cajun Spice Rubbed Shrimp
Avocado and Chipotle Pepper Deviled Eggs
Dips and Salsa
Instead of picking up a jar of salsa or dip at the store, why not make something full of flavor and color?
Bean, Corn and Chipotle Pepper Salsa
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Whole Wheat Pita Chips
My favorite thing to break to a gathering is dessert...mostly because I like to taste test as I bake. Here are a few different options!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Brownies with Whipped Mascarpone Cheese and Cherries