June 2014 Release in Review & Release Contest

The June release has been full of some gorgeous new products and we hope the projects from the team have been beyond inspiring!  I've picked out favorites of my own, from each of the design team members, to share with you today!  Click the link next to each team member's name to see more details about the project shown here, as well as the rest of her projects from this release!  And be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post…..you won't want to miss out on this month's release in review CONTEST!!!


CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.


CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.


CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.


CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.


CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.


CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.


CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.


CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.


CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.


CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.  As a little something extra, Melissa also has several extra Topiary Trio projects to share with you, so be sure to stop by!

Now that you have had a chance to see all of this eye candy, how about a chance to win a gift certificate to purchase some of the amazing goodies used to make them!  


$150 PTI Gift Certificate  

for you to spend however you choose!

All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment answering the question below…




You have until 9:30pm EST to post a comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced here, on this post, shortly before the release at 10pm EST.  Thanks for joining in our release festivities today and best of luck with the contest!

Last but not least, here are the color combos and sketches collected from some of your favorite release projects from this month!  You can pin the individual graphics or download the four page pdf below.














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Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Sandy Vincent says:

    I like to bring baked beans…always a crowd pleaser!

  • 2
    Cindyblizzard@aol.com says:

    I always bring devolved eggs my mothers basic ingredients my free range chicken eggs and the perfect balance of ingredients they are the best.

  • 3
    Kymona says:

    I love to bring a beautiful fruit salad!! Its so delicious. Nice pretty fresh fruit is always a crowd pleaser! Everyone loves fruits, even the kids.

  • 4
    Kathy W says:

    I bring deviled eggs, and they are the first thing that runs out. I don’t really use a recipe; just a combo of mustard, mayo, sweet pickle juice, celery seed, salt, white pepper.

  • 5
    Anja curvers says:

    I like to bring a banana salad the ingredients are banana, onions, oil, tomatoketchup , chive and some herbs. It sounds weird but it is very refreshing we love it.
    Great release.

  • 6
    Amanda says:

    I bring a salad make simply of spinach or spring mix greens, sliced strawberries, and fresh blueberries. I bring a homemade dressing in a bottle along side and done. Easy, light, summer, and healthy!

  • 7
    Dee in NH says:

    I love to bring a pasta salad that is loaded with veggies. I use anything I can get fresh at the time and add artichokes, black olives and a light dressing. Yum!

  • 8
    Quietgirl says:

    I always bring some kind of a vegetable like salad, coleslaw, or veggie tray. It is often the case that no one brings a vegetable. So if I want to eat one at the potluck, I have to bring it myself!

  • 9
    Mary M. says:

    I brought pasta salad to a picnic yesterday. It was my second picnic already this year that I brought it to. It goes over well. I combine the way my mom and aunt make it, choosing elements of each.

  • 10
    Terri E. says:

    We love to bring fresh fruit. Not super creative, but a kid/crowd pleaser!

  • 11
    Krista says:

    Lately I’ve been making a BLT pasta salad that I found on Pinterest. My family loves anything with bacon (who doesn’t?).

  • 12
    Katie B says:

    I like to bring a lemon cake (sadly from a box mix) or a salad either giant tossed or caprese.

  • 13
    Allison T. says:

    I love to bring broccoli salad!

    1/2 cup mayo
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (white works too if you are out of apple cider!)
    2 teaspoons of sugar
    Salt and pepper

    4 cups of broccoli florets, chopped
    1/4 – 1/2 cup of red onion, depending on your taste
    1/2 cup of golden raisins
    1/4 cup sunflower kernels

    There are a lot of variations you can do and I use what I have on hand.
    Green onions
    Dried cranberries
    Shredded cheese
    Crispy bacon, chopped

    Also, you can use more or less of the dressing depending on your tastes. This is a great way to add something green to the summer buffet among the potato and pasta salads.

  • 14
    Amy R says:

    I love to bring a pie or tart with yummy summer fruit!

  • 15
    Lisa Kind says:

    I make what I call “roll ups”. They are made with 2 blocks of softened cream cheese, one packet of dry ranch dressing and my husband’s canned vegetables (info on that in a minute) then spread on a garlic/basil tortilla and rolled up. After refrigerating, I cut them into bite size pieces. My husband cans peppers, cauliflower, and green tomatoes. I chop them up finely (think of relish) and add chopped green olives, basil, organo, parsley, and a little olive oil. This is a staple in our home. We use it on hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, in Mac and cheese, etc. everyone loves it as well as my “roll ups”!

  • 16

    I love bringing a Turkish bread and all kinds of things to put on it, like tomate tapenade, aioli and other delicious treats. Tearing the big bread on a picnic blanket in a nice surroundijg, immediately feels so free and fun!

  • 17
    Penny Peters says:

    I like to bring my mother in laws recipe potato or macaroni salad.

  • 18
    Victoria h says:

    I love to bring fresh fruit…strawberries,blueberries,cherries and a local shop now sells seedless watermelon( a new favourite).

  • 19
    Amy A. says:

    Homemade potato salad is always requested from my friends and family. It is a secret recipe, but it is oh so yummy and it runs out quickly…even the kids love it!!

  • 20

    i don’t usually make things in the summer. I love fruit but especially I love watermelon in the summer. there is just something so perfect about it. its refreshing and easy to eat and i don’t have to slave over anything! Perfect for me

  • 21
    Liz H says:

    My favourite thing to bring is a couple of dips (usually hommus and chilli cream cheese) with a whole lot of veggie sticks to eat it with (eg carrot, celery, cucumber, red capsicum, etc) – even kids will eat veggies that way!

  • 22
    Jude says:

    Not anything unique or new – but, I usually chose to bring fresh fruit or rice krispie bars.

  • 23
  • 24
    Colleen C says:

    I bring Chocolate Chip Cookies made from my Grandmother’s secret recipe. She swore me to secrecy so I can’t share the ingredients!!

  • 25
    Brittany says:

    Another great release. I love to bring fruit – a perfect summer treat!

  • 26
    Aileen Ryan says:

    I love to bring the dessert. Pavlova with fresh cream and fresh fruit with dark chocolate lightly drizzled over t top. My grandmothers recipy, the pavlova is crisp on the outside but marshmallow on the inside. Family favourite.
    Ohhhh how I wish it was summer now and not winter. So loving this new release.

  • 27
    Christine Sudmann says:

    Savoury, homemade rolls are my familys favourite, using a standard pizza dough (500 grams of flour (white or whole wheat), 10-20grms of fresh yeast, 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of salt, olive oil to taste) and either mixing in cheese, peperoni, spring onions, salami-leftovers, pizza herbs, chili paste etc. or rolling out the dough and spreading the ingredients, then rolling it up and cutting it up to make rolls. Baking them for 15 – 20 minutes at 200 degress Celsius/375 F.

    They disappear very fast, so I usually make at least the double amount and vary the ingredients.

    They are best eaten fresh, but they do heat up nicely in the microwave for a few seconds.

    As always, I amazed at the amount of creativity the Papertrey-team displays. Iยดd love to try each and every project!

  • 28
    sarah.boirin says:

    i love to bring homemade chilled french onion tart, always well received on hot summer days. awesome release – congrats to all the PTI team.x

  • 29

    I love this release! My favorite thing to bring to the party is a Greek Salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta, peppers, a lot of good Olive Oil and oregano…

  • 30
    Sue D says:

    I like to bring something from my garden if I can. Otherwise I like to bring deviled eggs–we raise chickens so I have lots of eggs.

  • 31

    I bring fruit kabobs! Strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows are perfect for the 4th of July!

  • 32
    Kerry says:

    Strawberry Mango Salsa with Cinnamon Chips! So, so delicious!

  • 33
    Melissa Ladd says:

    I like to bring a veggie/fruit platter or some type of dessert! So many fun new goodies this month!

  • 34
    Jackie L says:

    I love to bring corn beef roll ups – 8oz pkg light cream cheese, sprinkled with Galic powder, budding corn beef packets,need about 6 pkgs. spread on each slice and roll up.

  • 35
    Melissa Sibert says:

    I don’t ever bring the same thing because I am always trying something new. Sometimes it is a copycat J. Alexander’s orzo wild rice salad. Sometimes it is cornbread salad. Usually, since my specialty is dessert, I bring that.

  • 36
    Kathy W says:

    My favorite dish to bring is Mexi-Bean salad–similar to a 3 bean salad, with the addition of canned (whole kernel) corn and diced green chilies, and with a spicy dressing… There are rarely any leftovers.

  • 37
    SueB says:

    I always bring our family’s potato salad – my Mother’s recipe and it’s the best. We don’t measure anything, just combine in a bowl. Potatoes, eggs, dill pickle, and thinly sliced green onion. The dressing is mayo, mustard, a little bit of the dill pickle liquid and salt and pepper.

  • 38
    Teri says:

    I love to bring fruit pizza. I make individual pizzas from the break and bake sugar cookies.

  • 39
    Mateja P says:

    I’m usually in charge of deserts so I bring something along those lines. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies or anything else. I love to do it all ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 40
    Donna C says:

    What is a summer gathering without potato salad. I love it made with sour cream and leave the skins on the potatoes. Adding some pesto and tomatoes is also another variation.

  • 41
    Ange Kelly says:

    Mexican dip! yum!

  • 42
    Anna says:

    Great release! I like to bring a mixed green salad or a fruit salad. Both easy peasy & light!

  • 43
    Pat H. says:

    I bring homemade macaroni salad. I have finally found a recipe that my family loves.

  • 44
    Lady Gray says:

    Chocolate chip cookies and salad. Something good and something not so good for you.

  • 45
    Kristie G. says:

    I love to bring macaroni salad because it is the one thing I know my kids will eat. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 46
    adele says:

    Mandarin Coconut Bowl is always a hit: One large can pineapple tidbits, drained; one large can mandarin oranges, drained; one cup seedless grapes; one cup coconut; one cup miniature marshmallows;one cup sour cream. Mix and chill.

  • 47
    Deann Donohue says:

    I bring watermelon! It is a summer favorite and the kids love having seed spitting contests (outside, of course)!!

  • 48
    Keri says:

    My favorite dish to bring to any summer gathering has to be a pizza salad (my Mom’s recipe). We always walk away with an empty bowl. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 49
    Tracy says:

    I like to bring fresh fruit salad – it’s not hard to put together and everyone always loves it.

  • 50
    Sabina says:

    How many great cards!! I love all!!
    For the giveaway: I love to prepare a dish called “False Fish”. It’s easy to prepare…here’s the recipe

  • 51
    Jessica says:

    My favorite summer gathering recipe is loaded baked potato salad! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 52
    Lee says:

    A tub of ice-cream and a fruit salad.

  • 53
    Cyndie says:

    Ha, ha! Funny you should ask that. Just got back from a party where I took a family favorite (baby spinach with strawberries, candied almonds, and poppy seed dressing) and was embarrassed to find that the only other salad brought to the party was an almost exact duplicate! Kinda like finding someone else in the same outfit you are wearing. Guess it’s time to come up with a new alternative.

  • 54
    Suzanne Watanabe says:

    My favorite dish to bring is a 7 Layer Taco Dip w/tortilla chips or Marinated Short ribs if there is a grill….YUMMY!
    Thank you to the DT for sharing your BEAUTIFUL projects! You are all so talented and I’ve been inspired every day with your fabulous artwork! Have a wonderful day!

  • 55
    Vanessa says:

    My favorite thing to bring to a summer gathering is a berry crisp so yummy.

  • 56
    Krista W says:

    I bring watermelon cut into cubes for the adults and slices for the kids and also key lime squares. I modify the key lime pie recipe and make it in a 8×8 square pan, cut it into bars and bring a can of whipped cream for people to add to their own taste. It is quick and easy and travels well.

  • 57
    Dana W says:

    Great release!!! I love bringing a lemonade stand pie. Google it for the recipe, it’s yum yum!!!

  • 58
    Jodi V says:

    I love bringing a caprese salad…tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar!!

  • 59
    Natalie says:

    I bring my tomatillo salsa, made from ingredients from my garden.

  • 60
    Beth says:

    I like to bring chicken wildrice salad. It’s always a hit.

  • 61
    Lee Anne says:

    My son and I love to make fruit salads together, so that is our current favorite!
    This was a great release!

  • 62
    Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Another great release. I love to bring a pasta salad of some sort.

  • 63
    Chris Cross says:

    I am always in charge of homemade dinner rolls with honey butter. Make over 120 rolls each holiday

  • 64
    Jacklyn Jessa says:

    I’m not a good cook so I always bring deserts! A super easy recipe I got from my grandma that she would always make for our annual family reunion is peanut butter rice crispies topped with a chocolate topping. Its loaded with sugar, but so good!

  • 65
    Anja says:

    I like to bring potato salad made from my beloved mother’s recipe (although hers is still the world’s best).

  • 66
    Kelley says:

    I like to bring a pineapple poke cake. It’s a cool, super moist cake, and is perfect after a yummy dinner off the grill!


  • 67
    Jan says:

    I like to take a broccoli slaw my mom once had at a potluck. I don’t think there’s been a time that I’ve taken it that someone hasn’t asked me for the recipe, too!

  • 68
    Heather says:

    We are normally in charge of ice and drinks because my family has their standard dishes already and we don’t need anything else, but my favorite dish is my Aunt Tammy’s baked beans. They are the best I’ve ever had!

  • 69
    Isabel Z says:

    Not very creative but I like to bring a fruit salad since we love fruit.

  • 70
    Amanda Hull says:

    Love it all!

  • 71

    I love vegetable salad – fresh and perfect for hot summer days! And maybe homemade pizza – yummy!

  • 72
    Marcie Sharp says:

    My fave summer dish is buffalo chicken dip. It goes over really well with blue cheese lovers! Cooked chopped chicken, hot sauce, cheese, mayo, dash of lemon juice. Mix in casserole dish and top with crumbled blue cheese and bake.

  • 73
    Lennie says:

    I don’t cook, I have to bring something simple and it’s usually pasta salad. Great release!

  • 74
    Tanya says:

    Going to try this again cause my comment didn’t show up and it didn’t tell me that it would need to be approved nor did I have to fill in a code?? if I am down twice please delete one?

    I like my corn bread bake my step mom makes a lot. Its on the back of a Jiffy Corn Bread box I believe and it has whole kernal corn, and creamed corn along with the cornbread and eggs and milk and sour cream and I think cream cheese. Its really really good. I also like desserts with rhubarb and I like my best friends Pan de Coco she makes its a sweet bread with a sweet filling made from coconut and brown sugar I think. its really good.

  • 75
    jessica Monte says:

    I make pasta salad with multicolor pasta artichoke hearts black olives roasted red peppers tomatoes with a Greek vinaigrette. I also like to make pinwheels you use fllour tortillas you mix cream cheese with the ranch packet green Chili’s and black olives chopped spread in on thr tortilla roll it up and let it chill and cut in slices.

  • 76
    Peggy Allen says:

    I love to bring watermelon. It is a fun outdoor fruit for summer.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  • 77

    This is a fantastic release! So many cool new stamps. I like to bring a pasta salad full of my favorite things – pasta, cheese, pepperoni, peppers, olives and cucumbers cpvered in Italian dressing.

  • 78
    Gina Kozuch says:

    I get many request for my BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad, it is so good and is the perfect summer salad

  • 79
    Manuela says:

    fresh vegetable from the garden with a dip or some tarts with current fruits

  • 80
    Kelly says:

    I usually bring fruit or chocolate chip cookies or both. I’ve been testing some chocolate chip cookie recipes from Pinterest and I’ve found my fav so now everybody gets them! Lots of fun products this month.

  • 81
    Julia Aston says:

    I like to bring something with fruit or vegetables so I can try and eat healthy! Most recently I brought sliced cucumbers with a dollop of humus on top of each slice!

  • 82
    Rudi says:

    I love to bring pasta salad or lots of juicy watermelon!

  • 83

    I’m asked to bring Jello poke cake to my family picnics. Not the fanciest dish, but everyone loves it!

  • 84
    Mary e says:

    Chicken wings with a variety of dipping sauces!!

  • 85
    Genevieve says:

    I make a huge fruit salad combining canned peaches and pears loads of fresh fruits and throw in some frozen ones not available to keep it fresh .
    What a great release … Thank you

  • 86
    Cris says:

    I love to bring watermelon !

  • 87
    Teresa F. says:

    Deviled eggs–always a favorite! Love the June releases!

  • 88
    Cindy G says:

    I bring a corn salad that everyone asks fir the recipe and so easy to make!

  • 89
    Liz (wifelady) says:

    I bring some kind of dessert (usually for July 4th) that is patriotic themed (in color), like a berry tart or shortcake.

  • 90
    Lyn says:

    I love to make and bring my mom’s “secret” potato salad recipe to summer picnics. It always gets rave reviews! Wonderful release – can’t wait to order!

  • 91
    kim k says:

    Fruit salad or bar cookies.

  • 92
    Tosha says:

    I have many favorites but the one required of me is baked beans on the 4th of July. It is just a how I feel recipe a little of this a little of that, whole lot of sautรฉed onions and green peppers and of course a whole lot of beans.

  • 93
    erin says:

    I made a corn salad last night that would be perfect for a bbq– roasted corn, tomatoes, avocado, red bell pepper, cilantro and tossed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic.

  • 94

    Potato Salad is my go to for summer parties~~

  • 95
    Melissa Cass says:

    I usually bring what I call “Hey” Potatoes. They are named after friends who brought them to me when I just had baby #2. They didn’t have a name for them so I named them after them. Really no recipe, cube red potatoes. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir. Cut a stick of butter into slices, arrange butter on potatoes. Cook at 350 for an hour (depends on how thick the cubes are), stirring every 15 minutes. Stirring helps mix the garlic and butter. We like garlic so we usually put on more. We like butter hence we use a stick. You can use less of course, to taste. Mmmmm!

  • 96
    Bev Wilkinson says:

    Cucumber salad with sour cream & dill–so refreshing on a hot day! Another fantastic release! Brava!!!

  • 97
    jenn in GA says:

    my favorite thing to bring to a summer gathering would have to be dessert.

    thanks for the chance to win! you are so generous, and this month’s sets are amazing.

  • 98
    Sherry says:

    Oh, what a great question! And I’m loving the answers so far (esp Allison’s Broccoli Salad!). I like to bring Deviled Eggs — but we call ’em ANGEL EGGS because I put HONEY in the mix. DH boils and peels eggs for me. Then I make the mix — egg yolks, mayo, Gulden’s mustard and HONEY. Sorry I don’t measure, so just start with a big blob of mayo, a couple of big squirts of Gulden’s and a couple of big squirts of honey — stir, taste, adjust.
    SURE hope I win! thanks for a great question. hugs, Sherry

  • 99
    Rita says:

    I usually bring fresh fruit or veges, sometimes sweet potatoes in a crock pot. If I’m really ambitious, I bring fresh fruit popsicles! Here’s a link:

  • 100
    Denise C. says:

    I usually bring a dessert or salad to potlucks. I try to change it up so I’m always trying new recipes. My friends and family know to expect something different every time we get togetherโ€ฆ..that isโ€ฆ.unless I get a request for a repeat!!

  • 101
    lainey says:

    I’m the baker in the group so normally get asked to make cookies, cupcakes or brownies. If I don’t take dessert, I like to take fruit kabobs when summer fruit is in season.

  • 102
    Deb Else says:

    I love to bring my pasta salad. I use any vegetables that are in my fridge, with a vinegar based dressing. Normally there are many more vegetables in the salad than pasta.

  • 103
    Shannon--Hank's Mom says:

    I love bringing my Taco Salad–browned turkey taco meat, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, grated sharp cheddar and crushed Doritos. Then add Western Dressing and toss.

    Great release!
    And thank you for the Sprinkles update. Y’all have done a fabulous job keeping us up to date! It’s worth the wait!!


  • 104
    Anita R says:

    Potato salad is one of my go-tos for summer.

  • 105

    I love to bring fruit or cold pasta salad

  • 106
    sheila says:

    If I had time I would make potato salad (with my favorite ingredients) and if I didn’t have time I would bring the cold beverages. Ice cold Coca Cola. YUM!!!

  • 107
    Judy says:

    I like to bring a black bean salad; it has corn, red peppers and parsley so it is not only tasty but very colorful.

  • 108
    Terri W says:

    Every time we have a get together I am asked to bring my fruit salad. I originally found the recipe on ‘recipes.com’ when searching for something else. It is a perfect blend of fruits that even our youngest family members enjoy.

    So excited for the release tonight I have my list ready!

  • 109
    Linda C says:

    I bring potato salad using my mother’s recipe for the dressing. No measurements but includes Miracle Whip, sugar, mustard, and Apple cider vinegar.

  • 110
    Carol B says:

    I have a Lemonade Pie recipe….it is soooo refreshing on a hot summer day! Thanks for a gorgeous release, Nichole!

  • 111
    diane sims says:

    baked beans with peaches! add a little “smoke” flavoring and they taste like they cooked on camp fire all day!

  • 112
    Tanja S. says:

    I love to bring an Asian inspired crunchy noodle salad, not sure if Americans make these but they have been popular in Australia for some years now.

  • 113
    Diane Anthony says:

    I love to bring Camp Salsa with chips and Caramel Bars.

  • 114
    Tracey Phillips says:

    My favorite is fresh strawberries with dip. The dip recipe I love is 8 oz of cream cheese mixed with 7 oz of MARSHMELLOW fluff. This can also be served with pretzels.

  • 115

    Another inspiring release! Can’t wait to get that ombrรฉ builder set in the craft room!
    I have been serving this Lemon-Dill-Orzo-Cucumber salad and it has been a hit!

  • 116
    Dee says:

    I always like to something for dessert. Who doesn’t like some brownies!

  • 117
    Cnixon says:

    It’s either a big bowl of fresh fruit salad or a lemon-lime jello poke cake – both very refreshing on a hot summer afternoon or early evening get together and both are crowd pleasers!

  • 118
    bookboxer says:

    I like to bring some kind of light side dish like fruit salad, cut up vegetables, or maybe tabbouleh since everyone else can make the standards (potato salad, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, etc) so much better than I can!

  • 119
    Karen Kelly says:

    Fruit or pasta salad are favorites, cookie cake is another ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 120
    LindaM says:

    Beans & Beef…It’s a hearty baked bean dish that can be put together the night before and slowed cooked in a crock pot or oven.

  • 121
    LaurieD says:

    Since we have our own chickens and a plethora of eggs each summer, deviled eggs are a favorite to bring and always one of the first dishes to go at family gatherings!

  • 122
    Linda H. says:

    Wow! What a great release! I love to bring chocolate chip cookies.

  • 123
    Linda says:

    Bar-b-que baked beans is a favorite of ours.

  • 124
    Deb F says:

    I like to bring a refrigerator pie. I have several. They use a graham cracker crust and a combination of cool whip and either yogurt or pudding.

  • 125
    cheryl S says:

    Crispy Hoisin chicken wings are always a favorite when I bring them to a pot luck. Sticky fingers and all

  • 126
    LindaCC says:

    I like to bring crackers and ham rolls. Very simple yet good!

  • 127

    Totally amazing samples
    The new stamps and dies are out of this world
    Fabulous designs as always
    Hugs Susie x

  • 128
    Nora says:

    I always bring Whoopi pies. My friends and family request them every time I am invited somewhere and offer to bring something. They are a kid and grown up favorite!!

  • 129
    Jan Pufall says:

    When I bring a pasta dish with fresh turkey, cranberries, onion, celery, and nuts, finished off eith a poppyseed dressing, I usually please most people.

  • 130
    Marianne McGinnis says:

    Toss-up between my baked beans with crisp-cooked bacon stirred in; or my awesome potato salad–never dry with just the right mix of seasonings, onion, and celery. Yummm!

  • 131
    Karen says:

    Wow great give away, I think I would bring a sharp lemon cheesecake or a raspberry roulade to a summer party, along with a nice cool glass of Pimms. Great inspiration from the DT

  • 132
    Noelle says:

    I’m in charge of brining the homemade ice cream! Yum
    Just remember to bring enough ice and salt to get the job done =)

  • 133
    ValerieC says:

    I make a hot zucchini, sausage, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and mozzarella cheese dish that everyone LOVES!!! It really is delicious!

  • 134

    I bring something healthy, like fruit salad and then a batch of outrageous brownies! Yum!

  • 135
    JanetB says:

    My favorite dish to bring to a summer gathering, is a big fresh green salad, with several different types of greens included.

  • 136
    Zehra says:

    I love the release I like to bring a dessert English torte which is layer of angel food cake pudding fruit and whipped cream it is always loved a lit

  • 137
    Sue Jakeman says:

    Hi, I’d bring my chocolate button cakes, they are always very popular and not as big as a decorated cupcake so you can always come back for more!

  • 138
    Dgolly says:

    I think the most requested recipe I make is for my clam chowder. A close second is Blueberry slump. Just wish it would stay warm & we can start having those outdoor picnics. Sigh! Just love this release!!!!!

  • 139
    Ann Lind says:

    My favorite dish to bring to summer get togethers would be homemade baked beans served hot or cold they are great at potluck meals.

  • 140
    Lauren A. says:

    I love to bring either Funfetti cookies (a cookie made with Pilsbury Funfetti cake mix) or Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding. The Banana Pudding is Paula Deen’s recipe and it’s so so so good!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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    Teresa Currie says:

    For summer especially, I love to bring Limoncello Cupcakes with lemon curd filling and lemon buttercream frosting. They make a fun, light, summery dessert. Texas sheet cake is a crowd pleaser and homemade baked beans is a great stand-by. Can’t miss with any of those!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    AllysonA says:

    This has been such a fun release! But they always are, LOL. For summer gatherings, I love to bring lemon bars or mint brownies. Sometimes I’ll bring a fruit salad. Thanks for all the fantastic inspiration this week! Can’t wait to have my fun new supplies here to use.

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    Sue Plote says:

    It’s rhubarb cobbler for me. I’m in trouble if I show up without it!

  • 144
    Kary says:

    I always love to bring fresh salad. My latest fave is spinach & strawberries with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

  • 145
    Jennifer W says:

    I bring broccoli slaw – the one with raman noodles. So easy and so good.

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    Mary Anne Perlmutter says:

    I like to bring watermelon. I cut my pieces in quarters and keep it very cold. Nothing taste better at the end of the meal then watermelon. You always have room for watermelon.

  • 147
    Deb M says:

    Hands down, they always ask for Rhubarb Pie!

  • 148
    Abrash says:

    A simple carrot salad or a luscious Hershey bar cake… Mmmm

  • 149
    Pamela A says:

    I always requests for two things – Veggie Pizza and Corn Dip. When I first would see corn dip at potlucks I would never even try it, now I love it. It’s hard to make it and get it to a potluck without eating it all.

  • 150
    Vicki says:

    I bring a wonderful Fritos salad to all pot luck dinners. It’s what everyone expects. It has greens, red beans and a dressing with Tabisco sauce. Really delicious.

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    Noreen says:

    Pink Fluff is a great summer recipe for a gathering. It’s quick and easy to make, doesn’t heat the house, and is very tasty. We also like to fix it when we don’t feel like cooking.


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    Cindy says:

    I like to bring my famous Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. The recipe has been passed on for many years. It is a secret only shared with family members.

  • 153
    Celia Smoot says:

    I am known for my summer cocktails. So I usually bring a pitcher of my famous strawberry lemonade of course laced with vodka.

  • 154
    Lisa R. says:

    I make a great tomato salad with corn and beans and tons of chopped basil in it. So refreshing!

  • 155
    Kim Sharabba says:

    My favorite recipe lately has been a “salad” of corn, cherry tomatoes, fresh diced mozzarella, diced avocados, diced onion, and black beans. I usually just make a fresh balsamic vinaigrette dressing for it. You can make as much as you need and it’s wonderful with chicken added. Or pasta added. You can eat it on lettuce, in a wrap, in a bowl. Maybe I’ll go make some now.

  • 156
    Christine N. says:

    I love to bring a “Cowboy Caviar” – a salsa dishes with avocados, tomatoes, beans, garlic, onion, and dressing. Sooooo yummy and fresh!

  • 157
    Tammy Rosenbalm says:

    My family loves “Spaghetti Salad”, I always make a double batch because everyone wants to take some home!

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    Leigh Penner says:

    My favourite item to bring is called a Sunshine Salad. In the bowl, add torn up lettuce (or spinach), sliced strawberries and toasted almonds (pecans are great, too!)
    The dressing:
    1/2 cup mayo
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/4 cup milk
    2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
    1 tbsp. poppy seeds

  • 159
    Robin B. says:

    Just made a broccoli, pasta and grape salad and it was the best thing I ever tasted. Rave reviews and will become my go to salad for events. BTW, great release this month.

  • 160
    Shelly says:

    an “oldie” but goody, Pretzel Salad!

  • 161

    I’m always asked to bring the pasta salad to any kind of gathering. It’s simple, can be varied depending on the people eating, and is always something that everybody will eat.

  • 162
    Sue says:

    Festive Kale salad is always a delicious crowd pleaser.

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    Shirley Kedzierski says:

    I make easy lemon squares. Line a cookie sheet with graham crackers(whole not crushed). Cover with lemon pie filling and another layer of graham crackers. Ice with your favourite butter icing. Prepare them the day before. Cut ,serve and enjoy! Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 164
    Dawn W. says:

    Always dessert. Usually some yummy homemade cookies!

  • 165
    Cindy says:

    I bring what we call cauliflower salad. It’s a mix of lettuce, cauliflower, bacon, and onions, with a dressing of mayo, sugar, and parm cheese. It’s so good:)

  • 166
    Jessica H. says:

    I usually make a crudite platter to bring!

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    Tee Tee Z says:

    I like to bring brownies and think that the Ghirardelli boxed ones are the best.

  • 168
    S. Molinari says:

    The kit is gorgeous! You’ve really outdone yourself. I wish you would release the stamp for those of us that can’t afford the whole kit. Anyway I’m the the dessert girl. Which in the summer involves cool whip or ice cream ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 169
    Dotty says:

    I usually make macaroni salad or take fresh fruit.

  • 170
    Laraine R says:

    Great release! I make a pasta salad to bring to gatherings. Also I have to bring rice Krispy bars to all family functions!

  • 171
    Pat Ackley says:

    I’m usually asked to bring potato salad or an apple pie. You make one good dish of potato salad, and it becomes your responsibility to make it forever! But I love it that they like it!

  • 172
    Deb Hudson says:

    I love using all home grown spices, eggs, onions, zucchini (except the milk and cheese) for a fritatta that can be eaten warm or cold. I am loving everything in this release.

  • 173
    Tema says:

    I like to bring a chocolate mousse cake.It has bought Swiss roll cake slices on the bottom & sides&I is filled with mousse that has some mini marshmallows mixed in & topped with whipped cream & chocolate shavings.Easy to make & very we’ll liked!

  • 174
    Diana K says:

    I love to bring the ingredients for Lemondrop Martinis! So refreshing and I enjoy playing bartender!

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    Sue McRae says:

    I like to bring a Bok Choy salad because there’s no mayo in it and a batch of lemon squares for dessert.

  • 176
    Susan says:

    I’m not really a food person – I’d rather make the decorations for a party. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I do make cool looking rice krispy treats by using food coloring in the marshmallow fluff and adding appropriate sprinkles. In fact I’m taking some today for Father’s Day.

  • 177
    Joanne Boys says:

    Definately a pasta salad.

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    Jen T says:

    I make an Asian pasta salad that always disappears. It takes minutes to make and I usually have everything on hand.

    1 package long, thin noodles (Asian or spaghetti)
    Raw and cooked veggies (I literally use what I have on hand but favorites are spinach or cabbage, matchstick carrots, broccoli, green beans, radishes, red bell pepper) – as many as you want
    6 T soy sauce
    4 T toasted sesame oil
    2 T Sriracha (spicy chili sauce)
    4 cloves garlic, smash

    Cook the noodles, drain and rinse. Place in bowl, add veggies. Mix remaining ingredients together in a small bowl and add to the noodle mixture. Mix together.

    Serve warm, cold or room temperature. I serve it with more Sriracha and raw shelled peanuts.

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    Sheryl W says:

    I usually “doctor” up cans of either baked or pork’n’beans with ketchup and brown sugar. Always a family favorite. Also, a fruit trifle layered with angel food cake, vanilla pudding, and fresh fruit – mostly strawberries! I top it off with freshly beaten whipped cream – yum!

  • 180
    Diana D says:

    I would chunk up all kinds of fresh fruit and put them in the shell of watermelon and pineapples. Looks pretty and tastes like summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 181
    Danielle Pajot says:

    I like to bring “Cowboy Caviar” and chips, it is a fun twist on traditional salsa!

  • 182
    Betty H. says:

    It depends on the gathering. I like to bring a strawberry & spinach salad or maybe baked beans.

  • 183
    Renee says:

    Lemon Ice Box Pie!
    It’s a cool treat on a hot summer day…
    and unlike ice cream…
    it doesn’t melt.

  • 184

    I have a new favorite from Better Homes and Gardens this month, Edamame Quinoa Salad. It has a light, tasty lime juice dressing that is a perfect complement to this allergy friendly recipe. Here is a link:


  • 185
    Gerry S says:

    Fresh basil, fresh mozzarella cheese and homegrown (via the farm!) tomatoes. A little olive oil and garlic powder. Yum.

  • 186
    Wanda M. says:

    I like to bring macaroni salad. Everyone seems to enjoy it.

  • 187
    Karen says:

    What is summer without a cold watermelon and sweet corn? It’s the top of my “to have” list at a summer gathering.

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    Char says:

    I am known as a cookie baker, so I bring a large tray of assorted homemade cookies. I can bake a batch a day for a week, as time allows, store them in the freezer until the party, and then have a varied assortment for friends as well as a stash for my home freezer. Everyone loves them, and the host keeps any leftovers.

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    loricabo says:

    Strikeout Salad is always a winner. I usually substitute Penne pasta, and whatever veggies I have on hand. Here’s a link to the recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/strikeout-salad

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    Sue A says:

    I love to bring a cold quinoa dish. I don’t follow a recipe and just use what looks fresh. Thanks for the chance to win – I love the new releases! My wish list groweth!!

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    MissAnn says:

    I love making a beautiful watermelon basket. A friend of the family made that as a birthday treat for my 10th birthday (over 40 yrs ago – lol!) and it made me SO happy that I love to make the treat every summer get together. It is time consuming,but worth it when you see how happy it makes others.

  • 192
    Penny H says:

    Cous-cous salad with fresh mint, chopped cucumber and a lemon dressing. It’s very fresh, light and summery ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 193
    Mutzy Mia says:

    I bring Buster Bar Dessert which is a frozen ice cream dessert…so refreshing on a hot summer day! You can make it ahead and the leftovers (if any) keep in the freezer. Another great release!

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    Marianne says:

    I found a great recipe of a fruit terrine many years ago, and I have just discovered the recipe can be found online too, at http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/party-food/summer-fruit/a-terrine-of-summer-fruits.html
    You can substitute the fruits with other fruits that are available or use fruit juice instead of wine.

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    Amy Gutknecht says:

    Chicken salad – it’s a great recipe from my friend Tracey. It has a great creamy dressing made with sugar, Miracle Whip, Cool Whip and a bit of mustard. It sounds like an odd combo, but it’s so yummy! I get requests to bring it to picnics!

  • 196
    Lynn says:

    I love layered green pea & bacon salad.

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    Nancy Sue says:

    Lemon Bars top off our summer gatherings.

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    Gaby says:

    A beautiful release! I am always in charge of dessert…..but I am ashamed to admit I buy it. I often buy an ice cream cake or a fruit platter. I am not the best baker so I always feel like it won’t come out like I want.

  • 199
    Peggy says:

    Love this finger food: Mash a block of cream cheese with a packet of Italian salad dressing seasoning. Spread onto cut wedges of pita bread. Top with thinly sliced cucumber and sprinkle with lemon pepper.

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    Pat Baker says:

    I love to do a watermelon basket. I draw the basket on the outside of the watermelon with a sharpie, drawing on the handle over the top and usually making scallops around the edge with a little hole in the middle of each scallop. Then I cut the design with a sharp knife, making the holes with an apple corer, which makes a perfect small hole. After lifting the rind off of each side of the handle, I scoop out the watermelon, using the melon baller (both sizes) until I can’t get any more out, then I scrape the insides clean the rest of the way. I scoop melon balls from cantelopes and musk melons, add in red and green seedless grapes, and I mix all the balls together and pour them back into the melon basket. Then I line the edges with slicesd strawberries. It’s ALWAYS a hit!

  • 201
    Lynn says:

    I love layered green pea and bacon salad. Hmmm good.

  • 202
    F Bond says:

    I love to bring a fruit salad. Everyone seems to love fruit and its a perfect snack for the little ones.

  • 203

    I like to bring something different every time – but usually either a dessert or something fresh like salad or watermelon! And…LOVE the new release!!!

  • 204
    Nancy G says:

    I love to bring a noodle salad, it has a delish creamy sauce that you have to boil.

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    Maria K says:

    A layered taco dip and tortilla chips-it’s expected! Once I decided to bring something different and I couldn’t believe the sad faces-after that you can count on me to bring the taco dip ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Summer!

  • 206
    Cyndy G says:

    I always take Bruschetta. A recipe from one of Rachael Rays first cooking shows on Food Network. Great release, as always!

  • 207
    Annette P. says:

    Coleslaw or Ramen Noodle Slaw….Thanks, now I’m hungry!

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    Liz mcallister says:

    Cheesy hash brown potato casserole

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    Donna Garvin says:

    I usually bring fresh fruit with a cream cheese fruit dip. My husband who does all the cooking in our family makes a great potato salad.

  • 210
    Edie says:

    I usually make deviled eggs for our get-togethers.

  • 211
    Cindy H. says:

    I don’t go to many but when I do it’s probably fresh fruit, and either potato salad or pasta salad. As the season progresses it might be zuccini bread:)

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    pamboe says:

    Baked bacon with brown sugar is my most popular potluck dish. It vanishes instantly!

  • 213
    Joan K says:

    Our local grocery makes some fabulous brats. They are so totally summer picnic food!

  • 214
    Melanie MacKenzie says:

    I like to bring a pasta salad. Either fusili or rotini and then I add chopped green and red peppers, celery, zucchini, cucumber and halved cherry tomatoes and a couple of jars of marinated artichoke hearts and all the lovely juice that comes with them. Add some extra olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice and then crumble over some feta cheese and drop in some pitted black olives. Really yummy and keep really well. Cheers.

  • 215
    Susan Hall-Furlong says:

    Coleslaw, my mother’s recipe, cool and refreshing. It goes with almost everything.

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    Melgerb says:

    Baked beans & brewed iced tea. Both run out!

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    Julie Webber says:


    Salpicon a Chilean steak and potato salad, it’s so colorful.

  • 218
    Traci Brennan says:

    I love to bring cherry fluff for picnics….and there’s never anything left to tote home!

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    Marcie Rhys says:

    My favorite dish is a wonderful broccoli slaw. It takes lots of time to cut the broccoli small enough to make the texture work, but it’s worth the effort. It always disappears.

    Just have to say it; the design team is on fire with today’s release! Also, I’d love to see your wet paint cuts get a lot more outings. They’re a brilliant take on a current trend.

  • 220
    Lee Cockrum says:

    Is there a recipe that your husband uses?! That sounds so marvelous!! leeATcockrumDOTnet if you are willing to share! Ad then I can make your roll ups for me, love cream cheese with veggies and such!

  • 221
    Donelle U says:

    I love to make fresh guacamole – and if you’re in a bit of a hurry here’s a tip: most grocery stores have a homemade or local fresh pico de gallo in their deli section. Look for one with tomatoes, onion, jalapeรฑos and cilantro. Then mash 4 avocados, squeeze the juice of one lime and stir, add pico to your liking, and some salt and garlic salt to taste. Perfect, easy guacamole!!!

  • 222
    Annette Snyder says:

    I love to bring dessert, especially strawberry brownie trifle.

  • 223
    Marlena M says:

    I have a three meat chili that is my “go to” picnic contribution. Thank you for such eye pleasing releases~I’m so excited!

  • 224
    Pat Whitley says:

    Either Chinese Broccoli Salad or Layered Pudding Dessert. Both are equally yummy.

  • 225
    Martha Barnes says:

    My crowd pleaser is a lovely salad called “Summer Salad”. It is the first to go and leaves them wanting more. I believe it is all in the dressing , that makes this salad so delicious .

  • 226
    Julie Tooley says:

    Pasta salad made with fresh crunchy vegetables, black olives, marinated artichokes, freshly cooked shrimp (never pecooked frozen!) and your favorite Italian dressing. Beautiful release!

  • 227
    Amy O says:

    A fresh fruit salad is always a delicious and healthy option. I also like to bring a dip/salsa that has fresh corn and tomatoes, beans, and cilantro.

  • 228
    Annie Rose says:

    Fantastic release! To me, there’s nothing tastier than hot, grilled, corn on the cob and cool, juicy watermelon. Yum!

  • 229
    Jeni says:

    I normally make grape salad. It’s normally a favorite with the young & old.

  • 230
    Emily says:

    What a great release!! I usually bring a fruit salad … find them so refreshing during the summer!

  • 231

    I love to bring curried mango quinoa salad – it is always a hit and a great healthy source of protein!

  • 232

    I usually bring cupcakes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 233
    Cindy O says:

    Just a simple fruit salad – summer fruits mixed together. A great combination is orange slices, blueberries, and fresh mint leaves with a bit of brown sugar. I crush the mint into the brown sugar to release the minty flavor. Yumm.

  • 234
    Leanne S says:

    I love a cold chicken salad.

  • 235
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    My favorite thing to bring to summer gatherings is Paula Deen’s Texas Country Potato Salad (I tried to link the recipe but it won’t paste into the comment). It’s easy and delicious!

  • 236
    Karen B. says:

    I like to bring a tangy Asian salad made with cabbage, ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, and rice vinegar. It’s light, it’s different, and it’s CRUNCHY! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 237
    Maureen P says:

    I have 2…the Barefoot Contessa’s potato salad (the one with the all the dill) and Ice cream sandwich cake ๐Ÿ™‚ There are never any leftovers with these ones! Congrats on another fabulous release!

  • 238
    Vicki Sopcak says:

    I like to bring a dessert called “Brownie Slop”. It is very easy to make and people Love, Love, Love It.

    You make a batch or two of brownies, once they have cooled you crumble them up. In a bowl you can start with whatever you want, but you layer the dessert in a bowl.

    Banana slices
    Cool Whip

    Just layer everything until you run out of ingredients. Of course you may use whatever combination of fruit you want, but I like this one and so do my guests.

  • 239
    Kristie H says:

    When I have time, my favorite dish to bring is 7 layer bars. Love them and it’s the only time I let myself actually eat them. They are so addictive that if I have them in the house, I swear I’ll eat all of them. So they only get made when I can share the joy of eating them.

  • 240
    Kristii says:

    My favorite recipe to share in the summer is my grandma’s rhubarb cake. It’s very easy and always a crowd pleaser!

  • 241
    MaryB says:

    For a summer gathering, I love to make a strawberry pretzel salad, which actually tastes more like a dessert! It has a crust layer of pretzels, butter and sugar, a cream cheese layer, topped by a strawberry gelatin mixture. There’s never any left to bring home. Thanks for another great release, and for the chance to win a gift certificate!

  • 242
    Viki says:

    Love this release. We usually bring cookies.

  • 243

    I like to bring cheesy potatoes and mini strawberry cheesecakes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 244
    Connie R says:

    I like to bring a layered dessert that has a shortbread crust, a cream cheese mixed with powdered sugar and whip cream layer, a lemon pudding layer and lastly another layer of whip cream. It is always a hit!

  • 245
    Michelle Early says:

    I like to bring an angle food cake, strawberries and whipped cream. It’s such an easy, light and tasty dessert for the Texas heat. It’s easy too!

  • 246
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    I am a pastry chef, so it’s usually expected that I will bring along a dessert! My favorite is red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, always a crowd pleaser!

  • 247
    Elizabeth S. says:

    I usually bring a macaroni or potato salad.

  • 248
    Alanna says:

    I love to bring fruit along with a dip that I make. Cool whip and raspberry yogurt mixed together. So yummy.

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    Janice Badger says:

    roasted corn salsa – fabulous as a chip dip and over fish or chicken.

  • 251
    Heather says:

    Fruit Salad or ambrosia

  • 252
    Olga V says:

    What an amazing release this month!!! My favourite dish to bring to summer gatherings is grilled vegetables. Pretty simple – grill sliced zucchini, eggplant, and sweet pepper, then dress them separately with a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Easy and delicious! It’s always a hit and I never saw a piece of these veggies left :-)))

  • 253
    Elise says:

    I love bringing potato salad. Its my mother’s recipe and everyone raves about it.

  • 254
    Kailash says:

    I love making a traditional pie native to my country of birth, it’s a dessert made to be eaten cold so just perfect for a hot summers day:-)

  • 255
    bev says:

    I like to bring a salad of some kind – pasta or greens. but my real favorite to bring is dessert of some kind.

  • 256
    Maryse N says:

    I like to bring salad. My favourite is adding strawberries, avocado and almonds to it. Great release and loved everyones cards, so creative!

  • 257
    Sonia says:

    Summer means my mom’s famous potato salad – a recipe she shared with me a few years ago. It is always a huge hit!

  • 258
    Joyce M. says:

    I always bring Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars. They are a real crowd pleaser and so easy to make. I pretty much get told (begged) to bring these to everything, so haven’t had a chance to bring much else. Here is the link: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/chocolate-chip-salted-caramel-cookie-bars/

  • 259
    Diane says:

    I like to bring BBQ bacon-wrapped shrimp. It disappears very quickly!

  • 260
    maeghan d.m. says:

    Blondies are my most favorite thing to bring to any summer celebration- they’re sweet little treats that everyone loves! Tfs!!!

  • 261
    Veronica Z says:

    This release is one of my all time favorites! Hmm, my favorite Summertime dish to share is probably a feta cheese pasta salad. It is always a big hit at family gatherings.

  • 262
    connie fisher says:

    Stuffed jalapenos…..yum! Or flatbread appetizer with spinach, artichoke and mozzarella cheese.

  • 263
    Anika F says:

    I love bringing potato and bacon salad, it has no mayo so I don’t have to worry about keeping it chilled so it’s perfect for picnics too!

  • 264
    Teresa beg says:

    I always bring broccoli salad. Everyone loves this salad.

  • 265
    Denisse Cherry says:

    I love making potato salad! Everyone I know loves and raves about it! It’s always highly requested ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 266
    Jean R-T says:

    I bring homemade potato salad and deviled eggs – fattening but delicious!

  • 267
    Penny J. says:

    Homemade Walnut Hummus with an assortment of veggies…yummm!

  • 268
    Emily W. says:

    I usually make a taco salad pasta with a recipe I got from my mother. The prep work is the hardest part, but the salad tastes great!

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    laura mm says:

    Awesome release, as always, ladies! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fave dish to pass: Applesauce Jell-O, super quick & easy, but delish! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 270
    Carol b says:

    I like to bring a dessert since I have a sweet tooth and I find that many people don’t bake from scratch. There are so many great desserts that I try to do something different each time.
    Carol b

  • 271
    Angela NJ says:

    I really love to bring deviled eggs; I use my mom’s recipe that includes worchestire sauce for a little kick. Thanks for so many awesome products this month – it will make for a fun summer of crafting!

  • 272
    Cindi Loizeaux says:

    I almost always bring Fresh Berry Salad. Usually It’s strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. No sugar added and there is never any left!

  • 273
    Jamie Greene says:

    I like to bring deviled eggs!

  • 274
    DonnaC says:

    Chocolate dipped strawberries or good brownies – you go home with an empty plate!

  • 275
    Karen Ramsey says:

    I always get asked to bring potato salad. I use my mother’s recipe and it’s always a hit.

  • 276
    CassieT says:

    Pasta salad is always a win!

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    Susan says:

    Saddly, I only go to one annual get together- The Eischied Family picnic. And just as sad, I bring KFC chicken every year because we drive about 2 hrs to get to the gathering and get up really early to be there so I stop at the local KFC and get chicken. And it goes fast!!!!

  • 278
    Amanda K says:

    Angel food lemon bars…they are light and summery. You can frost them with lemon frosting or go without;either way they are a hit.

  • 279
    Barbara says:

    I have a favorite layered salad that looks beautiful in a glass bowl. So fresh and so many gorgeous colors!

  • 280
    Andrene says:

    I have a recipe called Top Gun Banana Pudding and it is to die for. There are never any leftovers!

  • 281
    Julie Pike says:

    Summer is the best time for all kinds of salads. I love making a fresh fruit salad when local fruit is in season or a grape and broccoli salad.

  • 282
    Deborah H. says:

    I like to bring pasta salad.

  • 283

    Great release! My favorite food to bring to a picnic is a pasta salad: corkscrew pasta with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing, with fresh-from-the-garden cherry tomatoes, peppers, salami and provolone, fresh basil and parsley. YUMM!

  • 284
    Holly Havnaer says:

    LOVE the new goodies!
    I love to bring my rendition of an “everything but the kitchen sink” pasta salad to summer parties. I use whole wheat pasta, and toss in diced roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, green onions, huge double stuffed green olives (stuffed with jalapenos and garlic–I get them at Costco), some canned corn and the best part–smoked mozzarella. I toss it all together with garlic salt and olive oil, and voila! It’s always been a huge hit wherever I’ve taken it.

  • 285
    Rosemary D says:

    if i were to attend a summer gather and needed to bring something i would probably bring a yummy dessert of some kind.

  • 286

    My favorite summer recipe is fresh strawberry pie! My mom taught me how to make it (with a homemade crust as well) and I never bring home any leftovers when we take it to parties. I only make one for us at home each summer because *I* would be the one to eat it all ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 287
    Lynn Hardy says:

    What a great release! I “need” the topiary trio and the ombre builders sets!
    I like to make trifle in the summer – either with raspberries or fresh strawberries. Another favourite is a zesty lemon cheesecake made with ginger biscuits for the base and 6 large lemons in the creamy topping – yum!

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    Ohhh Snap says:

    I bring my “famous” red skin potato salad. The secret ingredient is two hard boiled eggs (diced) for a large batch. Also depending on the pantry when I make it, dill to taste (dry or fresh)and a couple of green onions (sliced thin).

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    Kiesa salazar says:

    My favorite dish to bring to summer gatherings is a quinoa, dried fruit, and veggie dish. It makes my tastebuds happy!!! Love the new release!

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    becky p. says:

    I bring a salad of mixed greens, green apples, blue cheese and walnuts. I then mix it with a dry mustard vinaigrette and it is divine. GreAt release as always.

  • 291
    Dolly says:

    I myself LOVE a good potato salad and I’m picky about my potato salad so I like to bring that and know I am going to enjoy it!;D

  • 292
    Betty Wright says:

    I like to bring Cowboy Caviar which is a mixture of black beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapenos, spring onion, and spices served with tortilla chips. Many variations of this dish can be found on Pinterest.

  • 293

    I like to make a huge salad with a special, homemade vinaigrette.


  • 294
    Sandy in Epping says:

    Fresh fruit pies!
    Lately, it has been Strawberry/Rhubarb or fresh Key Lime. Yum.
    My baking bowl is never idle ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    cassi says:

    My summer time favorites are always fresh fruits. Watermelon slices are easy and a crowd pleaser. But our garden gave us a boatload of strawberries and cherries to share this year.

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    QP says:

    I bring baked beans…the recipe is a secret! My family is all that way with their recipes.

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    Marty says:

    I don’t do much cooking anymore so easy is always my goal. Festive & refreshing, fruit salad with loads of color, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, watermelon, kiwi, apples, any other fruit you’d like to throw in . You can whip up a yogurt, cream cheese dressing to put on the side. My other favorite that I just discovered last year, corn on the cob, spread with a little mayo, butter & sprinkle with Tajin Clasico seasoning….that hint of lime with the mix of all the other ingredients is so yummy, makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

  • 298
    Dana says:

    Such a fabulous release! My favorite summer dish is corn chip salad. I have never made it myself but found several recipes by Googling it. Guess making one should be a summer goal!

  • 299
    Mariana says:

    I like to bring a strawberry pie

  • 300
    Mimi R says:

    I love to bring a watermelon feta salad! So refreshing! Thanks for another great release!

  • 301
    Laurie Laikam says:

    Summer is definitely a great time for potluck gatherings and my very favorite dish to share is Cherry Coke Jell-O. It’s a blast from the past and everyone seems to truly enjoy it. Course .. if it’s HOT weather, I will substitute a refreshing chopped veggie salad with dressing on the side.

  • 302
    Nancy Penir says:

    Well, I’m the overachiever who always brings a full spread, but here’s a favorite, Quinoa Salad:
    Boil the Quinoa
    Chopped tomatoes, green onions, peppers of all colors, cubes of gorgonzola, chopped med. black olives, parsley and seasoning.
    Toss with EVOO, lemon juice and red wine vinegar.
    Very fresh, very gone at the end of the day!
    Speaking of fresh, wonderful release this month!

  • 303
    Lori Rider says:

    I have an old recipe for an ice cream pie that tastes just like those orange dreamsicles. Great for summer parties! I love this release – so much wonderful stuff!

  • 304
    Natasha Kara says:

    Thai pasta salad is a definite winner in my house. You can prepare it in advance ( it tastes better if you do ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and it can be served hot or cold. My recipient has changed over the years, because some of the ingredients gave been discontinued so I’ve had to improvise and reinvent it. But always still a great dish to take along.

  • 305
    Tanya Phillips says:

    usually deviled eggs, sometimes a fruit salad in a watermelon bowl ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 306
    Shannon Baker says:

    I typically get asked to bring my pasta salad. Spiral pasta and all your favorite veggies cut into bite sized chunks. The dressing I use…Good Season’s Italian dressing. Simple, quick and people love it!

  • 307
    Linda says:

    I am usually asked to bring my turtle brownies but otherwise I bring a bowl of fresh fruit because I love fresh fruit and that way I know it will be there.

  • 308
    nina says:

    Wow, can’t believe it’s almost summer! I love bringing mango avocado salsa – yummy enough to eat by the spoonful.

  • 309
    Nancy Hall says:

    I like to bring watermelon salads. Nothing taste more like summer than melons! Love, love, love this months releases.

  • 310
    JulieY says:

    A strawberry/cream cheese cake! I won an award for this way back in the 80’s. It’s yellow cake mix made using the pound cake recipe on the box in 2 8″ or 9″ circle pans. The two layers are sliced horizontally in half. Then the fun begins. Thaw a box or two of frozen strawberries that have sweetener added-can be pulsed in blender for smoother consistency. Layer the bottom cake first with a thin layer of cream cheese icing, then a layer of fresh strawberries, drizzle lightly with thawed berries and juice, repeat for next two layers. Then use your favorite cream cheese icing recipe to frost the entire cake (I sometimes used store bought icing which still is great). Lastly put your prettiest strawberry slices in a nice pattern on top and drizzle remaining juice. Delish! Keep refrigerated. (the frozen strawberries are for added moisture but this step can be completely left out as well)

  • 311
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    I absolutely love summer salads and so I always make sure to have all the ingredients on hand for a corn and black bean salad!

  • 312
    Susan says:

    I love to bring quinoa salad, so simple, but so good!

    Quinoa, feta cheese (crumbled), any finely chopped vegetables (red onions, carrots, broccoli etc.), cranberries, nuts…anything goes really. Simply dress with lemon juice and you’re done.

  • 313
    karen h says:

    Awesome release! My favorite dish in the summer is a cold pasta salad cock-full of fresh veggies.

  • 314
    Donna Gourley says:

    It usually depends, but bite sized watermelon pieces, deviled eggs, baked beans, or chicken salad are probably my favorites.

  • 315
    Karen Rose says:

    Hello. My favorite thing to bring to a picnic is Japanese coleslaw. It makes such a big batch and it seems to be very popular.

    I just love this release I want everything from it. Thanks for the contest.

  • 316
    Anne-laure says:

    What I usually bring too gatherings ou potluck diners is French madeleines ( buttercakes). We have lived in various countries ( the States, Japan and India ) and everywhere it has been a success. try them on… It’s delicious ! here is a link

  • 317
    Bert says:

    I usually take something different each time, but family and friends ask me to bring “my” baked beans, baked with lots of hot dog slices in them or potato salad, made with mayo (not salad dressing).

  • 318
    Karen says:

    I love to bake so often bring something baked, but in the summer, nothing beats a big bowl of strawberries or other fresh fruit!

  • 319
    Colleen F says:

    I like to bring a strawberry pretzel salad…so yummy and it is always gone…nothing to bring home. It is always requested # 1!

  • 320
    Barb W says:

    I take my Orzo Pasta Salad with Spinach, dried cherries, lemon, almonds, Feta Cheese, Basil and other goodies. It is always a hit, always an empty bowl to take home, and recipe requests. For 4 years, our daughter would come home from college and I had to make an entire recipe for her to take back with her – home cooking for a week away from home!!! Since it’s good served room temp or cold, it’s so easy to transport!

  • 321
    jamie says:

    I love bringing cookie salad….crushed oreos layered with chocolate pudding, cream cheese and whipped cream – my son and dad’s favorite. Happy Fathers Day!

  • 322
    Vicki Smith says:

    I would bring my mother’s recipe for apple crumb pie. It’s fairly simple but it is so delicious.

    This new release is beyond words. I applaud the designers and the sample cards are so inviting.

    Thank you so much for a great website and for taking card making to a whole NEW level!

  • 323
    StephH says:

    Depends on what fruit I have available. Right now we have ripe berries and rhubarb, so this is my recipe using what we have: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/print-this/raspberry-rhubarb-crumb-bars-recipe-ghk0514?page=all

  • 324
    Mitzi Mink says:

    I like bringing deviled eggs or fresh fruit salad. Perfect summer dishes!

  • 325
    Steph says:

    I like to bring a pasta salad made with rotini pasta and cut up carrots, mushrooms and fresh peppers. I add Italian dressing and toss. It is so colorful. Always a big hit!

  • 326
    Cathy Cook says:

    I love to bring Barbecue Baked Beans. It’s a fun twisted on an old favorite. I use diced Canadian bacon, 3 kinds of beans (usually butter beans, black beans, and kidney beans), onion, and a whole lot of KC style barbecue sauce. Baked until bubbly. Guys love it!

  • 327
    Keren Baker says:

    I would bring raspberry pavlova. You can’t best lovely summer fruits on top of whipped cream and pillowy soft meringue!

  • 328
    Karen says:

    Fresh cut fruit kebabs. Kids & Adults love them.

  • 329
    Kathy McEntyre says:

    My favorite dish is a hash brown potatos, sour cream, and corn flakes recipe. It goes great with burgers, steaks, just about anything, and tastes GREAT!!!

  • 330
    Wendy says:

    A big crockpot full of beans with bacon, ground beef onions and lots of yummy spices. It’s a big hit every time!

  • 331
    Janet W says:

    Deviled eggs used to be my go-to for gatherings; but in recent years, a fresh fruit or veggie tray seems to be a more popular item!

  • 332
    Shirley-bee says:

    Mine’s traffic light dip:
    Mash avocado, chopped chilli, lime, garlic and spread over platter.
    Mix half a pack of chilli mix into crรจme fraiche, spread over avocado.
    Dice red, green, yellow pepper and spring onion, scatter over top.
    Serve with tortilla chips and scoop it up – colourful and yummy!

  • 333
    DANIELLE Taebel says:

    I usually bring brownies. I make mine Cadbury caramello candy bars in the middle, and they are always a hit!

  • 334
    Valerie Ward says:

    I love bringing my amazing deviled eggs!
    AMAZING release, everyone! I love it ALL!!!

  • 335
    merryf says:

    I love to bring Lime Butter Cookies that I got from a Better Homes & Gardens Christmas cookie magazine in 2001. The fresh squeezed lime juice and lime zest gives them a really fresh and unusual taste. The best thing about them is that the dough doesn’t need to chill or rest — you can do the whole thing in about an hour. And with their unusual taste, they are always a favorite!

  • 336
    Emily h says:

    This is such a beautiful release! I love bringing fruit!

  • 337
    Jan Marcham says:

    I usually bring my mother’s potato salad. My daughter loves it! Love all the leftovers too!

  • 338
    Debbie P says:

    I like to bring what we call Chinese Cabbage Salad. I don’t have the recipe handy but it’s got Top Ramen, cabbage and slivered almonds. I’m sure you already know about it. It makes lots and everyone loves it!

  • 339
    Lynda says:

    My favorite is Ramen Coleslaw. It’s addicting!

  • 340
    RedGem says:

    Hopefully this isn’t my second entry, but I always bring a melon that has been scooped out then cutup fruit added back in.

  • 341

    What a great release. I love to bring seafood salad.

    I don’t measure anything
    Imitation crab meat
    cooked shrimp
    Miracle Whip
    Salt and Pepper

  • 342
    Monika/buzsy says:

    I am not a great cook, or very creative… so cut up veggies with dip is the perfect and quick dish to take. Hubby likes to make this Mexican meat dip (hamburger meat, taco seasoning, salsa cooked up) and chips.

  • 343
    Chitra says:

    I love to bring fresh fruits especially watermelon or nice homemade lemonade….

  • 344

    Someone already posted the Broccoli salad I like to bring. I leave out the Sunflower seeds and raisins and add Bacon Bits.
    I also bring the Hash-brown Potato casserole. EVERYONE loves that. I usually make a triple batch and put it in disposable foil pans and freeze it for when I need a quick side! Works great!

  • 345
    sano says:

    I always bring a fresh fruit salad because I cannot resist the delicious watermelon, cantaloupe and berries that are available during the summer!!! Yummy!

  • 346

    My FAVORITE dish to bring is an Apple Snicker Dessert Salad!! You chop 4-6 Apples I like to use Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Yellow Apples for a Nice Variety of Tastes!! Then you add Grapes, and Two Snicker’s Bars Chopped!! One Carton of Cool Whip and 1/2 cup of Sour Cream with 1/4 cup of Powdered Sugar!! I LOVE this Salad!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  • 347
    Nita K. says:

    I like to bring fruit or my Granny’s potato salad. It is the best thing ever to eat in summer.

  • 348
    PJ says:

    Sangria!!! Makes any party fun!

  • 349
    Aimee Grey says:

    Goldrush brownies – my mom always made these for family events when I was growing up and now I like to carry on the tradition. They’re simple, yummy, and freeze beautifully so they are easy to make ahead.
    2 sleeves graham crackers, crushed
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    6 oz. (1/2 bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
    Mix all together, press into a greased 9×13″ pan and bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes (just to melt chocolate). Cool, cut into squares and roll in powdered sugar.

  • 350
    Danielle Elder says:

    I love this quinoa recipe. Can be served hot or cold. Nice intro to people trying quinoa for the first time and the spices they use give it a really great flavor.


  • 351
    Kathy A says:

    I usually bring a cucumber and onion salad, such a great summer dish. Use narrow cucumbers peeled and sliced and thinly sliced sweet onions ( I use Vidalia) in a sour cream and vinegar dressing. I just add vinegar to the sour cream until I like the taste and it’s usually a little thicker than milk and I like it a little tart. So refreshing.

  • 352
    Suzanne Webb says:

    I love to bring a big green salad, filled with goodies from our garden, radishes, cucumbers, onions, carrots and some freshly canned pickled beets, topped with a homemade vinegairette!

  • 353
    Tammie J. says:

    I like to take an orzo salad that has fresh spinach and sun dried tomatoes stirred in. It’s always a hit!

  • 354
    Trell says:

    My corn and black bean salad! It’s really quick to make and packs quite a punch!

  • 355
    Deborah Rikard says:

    I usually bring potato salad or a cut fruit tray.

  • 356
    Cathy Weber says:

    I love to bring fresh fruit cobbler. Peach cobbler with raspberries is my very favorite and I am wishing it was peach season right now! This has been a great release…loved all the Making Memories products!

  • 357
    Kim Heggins says:

    Watermelon rice krispie treats, I took them to a paper crafting event yesterday and they were a huge hit!

  • 358
    Cecilie says:

    I love to bring a grilled pepper salad with roasted almonds, fresh cilantro, feta and a vinaigrette. Will be bringing it to a lunch on Wednesday.

  • 359
    Marty Robinson says:

    Easy pasta salad. Colored spiral noodles, sliced olives, cubed turkey kielbasa, shredded cheddar cheese, mushrooms, raw broccoli, and Bernstiens cheese and garlic salad dressing. Mix together, pour dressing over and refrigerate over night. Flip bowl used down for a few hours in fridge. Take outand enjoy!

  • 360
    Natalie Chilson says:

    Snickers salad!

  • 361
    Cynthia Rose says:

    I tend to bring deviled eggs since I have chickens and always plenty of eggs. My other favorites are fresh fruit salad, apple crisp (to use up the apples I canned last fall and make room for new), and sliced fresh tomatoes with mozzarella, fresh basil and olive oil.

  • 362
    Kathryn A says:

    I love to bring a green salad, with some baby spinach in the mix, as well as some fresh pear slices and strawberries.

  • 363
    jeannine j. says:

    i either bring cheese potatoes: bag of frozen tater tots or hash browns, 1 stick of butter, 1# velveeta, and 1 pint 1/2 & 1/2. melt together butter, velveeta & 1/2 & 1/2, pour on potatoes in 9×13 pan & bake @ 350 uncovered for 1 hr. or sometimes i will bring macaroni salad. thanks.

  • 364
    SJ says:

    I bring salad loaded with veggies.

  • 365
    Becky M. says:

    I love to bring either broccoli or pasta salad!

  • 366
    Melissa Maxwell-Doherty says:

    I like to bring a pasta salad with grilled veggies and pesto. Grilling the corn for the salad provides a great smell over our neighborhood.

  • 367
    Susan Shrader says:

    My favorite recipe is a Jello dessert. Simply make three or four small size flavors using half of the cold water and allow to set-up until firm. Cut into cubes and toss together. Add the colorful blend of Jello cubes into the following: make a small packet of lemon jello using pineapple juice for the cold liquid and when slightly thickened mix together with a large tub of Coolwhip. I always serve this delicious dessert in a clear bowl so that the colorful cubes show through the white mixture. Very festive, pretty, and most of all delicious. Change colors for holidays. Yum

  • 368
    Deborah S says:

    I always bring good, old-fashioned deviled eggs. They are gone almost before I put the platter down – yummmm!!

  • 369
    Sheri Elmont says:

    I like to bring a Broccoli Cauliflower Salad that has a mayo based dressing, bacon, cranberries and sunflower seeds. I’m planning on making this soon as I have family coming to visit.

  • 370
    K Stump says:

    My favorite item to bring to a summer get-together is a fruit salad. Its pineapple, mandarin oranges, and bananas. Super simple and wonderful. It’s a great base and you can add more items like dried cranberries and nuts.

  • 371
    Kirsten E says:

    I love to bring an orzo and grilled vegetable salad. You can find it at Fine Cooking:

  • 372
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    Potato salad or deviled eggs… or both!

  • 373
    Tere says:

    I used to bring Tree Milk Cake, a traditional Mexican cake. However, after being diagnosed with pre-diabetics, I found a new delicious dish to share, Fiesta Lime Rice. It is delicious! The recipe asks for white rice, but I use brown and even wild rice instead. I’ll share both recipes, for the cake and the rice.

    Tres Leches Cake: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pastel-de-tres-leches-three-milk-cake/

    Fiesta Lime Rice: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/04/fiesta-lime-rice.html

  • 374
    Anna says:

    I like to bring some dessert that is easy to eat. Here is my favorite recipe of Chouqettes (French Puff). http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2006/03/les-chouquettes/

  • 375
    Cherie says:

    I like to make fresh berry pavlovas. It’s light and refreshing and since the oven is set at a lower temperature to bake the meringue, it’s a good summer time baking option. I’ve enjoyed the sneak peaks full of lovely, inspirational summer projects.

  • 376
    Jo Ann D. says:

    Oh, it would have to be my potato salad. It is always the requested item from family and friends. I would love to share the recipe with you but I don’t really measure a darn thing! LOL

  • 377
    Caroline says:

    My deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser. Never anything left over. That is a good sign.

  • 378

    Deviled eggs! Or – as my kids called them when they were little – “doubled eggs” LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚ I make one awesome deviled egg, if I do say so myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 379
    Marsha Stehle says:

    I love to bring a pasta salad with veggies, dill weed and a light dressing! Easy to make and delicious!

  • 380
    Margaret C says:

    Key lime pie! In fact it’s on the list for the next BBQ!! Great release! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 381
    Deb D says:

    Cole slaw with homemade dressing… a recipe from my mother. Wonderful release and already looking forward to Betsy’s new kit!!

  • 382
    Beverly Perdue says:

    My favorite treat to bring to summer gatherings is pasta salad. I cut up cheese in cubes, zucchini, and tomatoes and toss it with wacky mac, then marinate overnight in Zesty Italian dressing. Yum!!

  • 383
    Marisa says:

    I love to bring a big spinach/strawberry (or blueberry when in season) salad. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 384
    Chera says:

    Fabulous release! The thing I like to bring to summer gathers is a couscous cold salad..small tiny chopped veggies with feta and a balsamic vinegar dressing on it! Mmmm!!

  • 385
    Tiffany R says:

    I like to bring fresh fruit.

  • 386
    Valerie says:

    I always make potato salad for our family gatherings. I just made some this morning for our Father’s Day celebration this afternoon!

  • 387
    Lynn G. says:

    Definitely a fruit salad with lots of blueberries.

  • 388
    Sarah A says:

    I bring a fresh fruit tart, made with seasonal fruit on a crust based on ground almonds and a little bit of almond extract and/or amaretto in the cream cheese filling that the fruit is arranged on. I think I got it from a Junior League cookbook years ago, but have made it so many times, I don’t even have to look it up anymore.

  • 389
    schnypsel says:

    I like to make butter Italian style. With dried tomatoes, black olives, garlic and basil. We love it with fresh baked bread.

  • 390
    Diane Jaquay says:

    Pasta salad! The secret’s in the dressing. I use a bottled Italian dressing, but also add a packet of Good Seasons dry Italian dressing mix. Makes for a very flavorful pasta salad!

  • 391
    Julie Rae says:

    We seem to favor a Tortellini Pasta Salad that is fairly ‘free-form’ in nature. This recipe http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Tortellini-Primavera/Detail.aspx?evt19=1 is close but you can substitute just about anything in it. We recommend a Sun-dried Tomato salad dressing over any other. Totally makes it! Thanks for another great month of crafting goodness!

  • 392
    Nancy M says:

    For a savory dish, my favorite summer take-along is Orzo Salad with olives, red peppers and lots of other flavorful ingredients. For a sweet dish, it’s either lemon cookies or carrot cake.

  • 393
    LR says:

    Cole slaw or spinach salad and usually a dessert. Love to make pineapple angel food cake, which everyone loves! Mix a large can of crushed pineapple with Betty Crocker 1-Step Angel food cake mix and bake. Do not grease pan! Can also make as cupcakes.

  • 394
    June C says:

    I like to bring fresh seasonal fruit. Strawberries, peaches, blueberries….whatever looks good. I rarely have leftovers.

  • 395
    Natasha Trupp says:

    Fun summertime release! I love bringing a Greek couscous salad. I include feta, grape tomato, cucumber, chick peas, and couscous and mix in a little Italian dressing.

  • 396
    jeni allen says:

    My favorite summer dish is always fruit!!! Best time to eat most of it,.so.i always go hog-wild!!

  • 397
    Victoria Nelson says:

    My favorite dish to bring to a summer picnic is Mediterranean Couscous salad. Lots of veggies, couscous, chick peas, meat of choice and a lemon vinaigrette dressing. Yum!

  • 398
    Lynn Mehak says:

    I love making appetizers and with a really big family, they always get eaten up. I like to try different things, but my layered taco dip always gets eaten up I have a cream cheese version and a sour cream version. So sad that we cannot get the Fritos Scoops in Canada anymore, they are the perfect chip for these appetizers! Love this release, I want it all!

  • 399
    janet wilson says:

    It depends really – but I frequently take Seasoned Couscous with Roasted Vegetables ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 400
    Lharris10 says:

    Always dessert! So much fun to play with (and safe to eat no matter how hot it gets).

    A fruit salad presented in a carved watermelon basket is nice for those July scorchers and for fancier occasions. My (in)famous chocolate cappuccino Skor crunch trifle is definitely a home run every time I break out the recipe.

  • 401
    Kris Engler says:

    I like marinated cucumbers with onions, pepper, vinegar, sugar and salt. I’ve also brought fudge sundae pie. A corn syrup rice cereal crust with vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate/peanut butter/corn syrup. Delightful!

  • 402

    Salads or appetizers! I try to make a different appetizers every time, so I am always searching Pinterest for yummy ideas!

  • 403
    Sally Gainer says:

    I bring deviled eggs and a big smile! I love picnics

  • 404
    Krystal G. says:

    Favorite recipe to bring – wet cornbread. It’s not your northern, dry cake-like cornbread, instead it’s dense and sort of creamy. My parents-in-love love it for dessert but I serve it as a side dish.

    Such a great release that I’ll have a hard time deciding which sets and dies I want to purchase most. The ribbon & twine stamps are so creative!

  • 405
    colleenk says:

    I always bring desert. Maybe a blueberry pie, chocolate mint ice cream cake or just a batch of good ole chocolate chip cookies.

  • 406
    Sue S. says:

    Great June release!! I love to bring spicy buffalo chicken dip to parties! It’s soooo good!

  • 407
    Audrey says:

    I like to bring strawberries and dip ( whipped cream, vanilla pudding, Amaretto)

  • 408
    Lou says:

    Another amazing release, thank you! I love to bring a beautiful fresh fruit salad with every color of the rainbow!

  • 409
    Laura Boyd says:

    My sugar cookies. It is an old recipe and they just melt in your mouth. I also add frosting to them as it softens the cookie more and most people like it that way. I always leave some without frosting as that is how I like them and a few people agree with me.

  • 410
    Sara P says:

    I love to bring bruschetta, specially the Pioneer Woman’s recipe. Love it!

  • 411
    see mary stamp says:

    Another beautiful release. I’m happy to share this macaroni salad recipe I found in a local Church cookbook. It’s been a hit at whatever event I’ve brought it to. Enjoy!

    Salad ingredients
    2 – 7 oz. boxes shells macaroni
    1 green pepper, diced
    2 tomatoes, diced
    1 onion, diced
    6 eggs, hard boiled and diced

    Dressing ingredients
    2 cups mayonaise
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 Tablespoon mustard
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1 Tablespoon vinegar

    Prepare macaroni according to directions. Combine in bowl with diced ingredients. Mix dressing and coat ingredients. This makes a party size serving.

    The dressing is also good for potato salad.

  • 412

    Well….most don’t consider it a food but I do! Beer, really good beer, is what I like to bring to a picnic/cook-out. Nothing better on a hot summer day than a cold beer!

  • 413
    Kathy Mc says:

    Everyone loves my three-bean salad. It’s very easy to make and very tasty. Lots of variations of recipes and they are 10 times better than the jar from Costco (and that’s not bad in a bind). Fabulous release this month, PTI!

  • 414
    kzywicki@shaw.ca says:

    I love to take a chicken pasta made with fresh basil, pines nuts and sun dried tomatoes. It is so good I could eat it every day throughout the summer!

  • 415
    Kristinkat2 says:

    I love just cutting up plain strawberries and watermelon and combining them in a simple fruit salad. The way the flavors blend is yummy!

  • 416
    Charmaine says:

    Pasta salad…with lots of artichokes, broccoli and roasted bell peppers.

  • 417
    Shannon N. says:

    A refreshing spinach-strawberry salad is my fave.

  • 418
    Helen F. says:

    I like to bring the salad to Summertime gatherings,which include something for everyone! I use a large sectioned off serving dish to make up a ‘salad bar’… chopping and dicing so many different veggies, fruits, nuts, cheeses and croutons. Also, use a Mediterranean Spring Mix of lettuce and 2-3 dressing choices.
    Thanks for a fun June release ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 419

    Love this release! I bring Texas Sheet Cake. I love that it is easy to make and transport.

  • 420
    Kathy S. says:

    I bring a tuna pasta salad…everyone likes it, but the kids LOVE it. It’s a great way to get them to each tuna/protein! P.S. LOVE this release — my wish list could really be filled with a gift certificate – heehee!

  • 421
    Ri*co says:

    I always love to bring handmade dessert, fruit punch in summer, or baked cheese cake everyone love!

  • 422

    My favorite dish is a fruit salad. There is nothing better than fresh, ripe fruit all mixed together. Delicious and refreshing on those hot summer days.

  • 423
    Judy Stiles says:

    It’s all about fresh fruit! Love to bring a fruit salad!

  • 424

    I always take bacon, avocado and feta salad – easy to make and takes just great!

  • 425
    Donna M. says:

    Chocolate Ribbon Pie- with sugar-free items. I’m insulin-dependent, so I bring something I can actually eat! It’s made with SF choc pudding, & lite cool whip. Yummy!

  • 426
    Wendy Gould says:

    It’s not my favorite, but I generally pick up something from Costco. I always say that when I am retired I will have more time to cook. Realistically, I will still shop at Costco even then because I would rather spend my extra free time crafting! Great release this month!

  • 427
    Linda Gorman says:

    This sounds silly but I love to bring homemade Rice Krispie treats. Everyone likes them and they are easy to eat!!!

  • 428
    Cathy Yamashita says:

    My new favorite thing, which I just took to a party Friday night, is “Barb’s Buffalo Chicken Dip”. Everyone loves it. Serve warm with “dipping” corn chips. (I have discovered that I also enjoy the leftovers right out of the fridge. But it microwaves very well, too.)

    Barb’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

    1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
    2 12.5 oz canned chicken
    1/2 cup Ranch dressing
    1/2 cup shredded cheese (Mexican 4 blend is good)
    1/4 cup hot sauce (Franks,Tabasco, etc.) You can use more or less, to taste.

    You can microwave this, stirring often. But I heat it on the stove in a heavy pan. I heat everything but the chicken so that you can get everything blended. Then add the chicken & make sure it’s broken up really well.


  • 429
    voegelchen says:

    I like it to bring watermelon. I cut some of it with cookie cutters (for the kids) food always tastes much better when it looks cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 430

    The one thing I bring is deviled eggs because everyone eats them… including kids!

  • 431
    Connie says:

    It kind of depends on the mood or the event, but I normally bring either potato or macaroni salad. Another summer favorite that I occasionally bring is mandarin orange cake.

  • 432
    Kris Osterbur says:

    Napa Cabbage Salad…..best ever….most often requested recipe….all year through!

  • 433
    Heather J. says:

    I love to bring chocolate chip cookies…nothing exciting, but people eat them up!

  • 434
    Emma S. says:

    I am the QUEEN of Mac and cheese and have several great recipes!

  • 435
    lisa808 says:

    Either fruit salad (so refreshing) or a blueberry cobbler (so yummy).

  • 436
    Marchelle says:

    I usually bring my mom’s Mini Cheesecakes with an Oreo cookie bottom crust. They don’t last long!

  • 437
    Janette says:

    I like to bring Rice Krispie treats along with a watermelon bowl filled with fresh fruit, blueberries,strawberries, CANTALOPE honeydew, and grapes,as well as the cut up watermelon.

  • 438
    Annamaria Miller says:

    Homemade fresh salsa, guacamole and delicious fresh Sweet Summer Lemonade.

    Sweet Summer Lemonade
    12-14 lemons
    2 cups sugar
    water (roughly 9-11 cups)

    1. In a pot, dissolve sugar in 3 cups of water over medium/low heat. Once dissolved remove from heat and cool.

    2. Juice about 12-13 lemons, reserving one to slice and drop into lemonade pitcher. Store in refrigerator until ready to make the lemonade.
    (steps 1 & 2 can be done up to a day ahead of time)

    3. Pour lemon juice and 3/4 of the sugar/water mixture into a large pitcher. Add 4 cups of water, taste test to see how tart or sweet the lemonade is. Adjust accordingly. Add more water if it’s too strong, and if it’s too tart, add more sugar/water. If you are pouring over ice, be sure not to over dilute the lemonade. The melting ice will dilute it a bit.

    So refreshing and tasty. Enjoy!!!!

  • 439
    Eva Dobilas says:

    Beautiful release!!! I found an awesome avocado chicken salad recipe on Pinterest last year and have been making that and everyone loves it!!

  • 440
    Anne G says:

    I like to bring an apple cole slaw or a strawberry cream cheese pie ( with fresh picked strawberries).

  • 441
    Ingrid S. says:

    I like to take California Corn salad. It is very refreshing with corn, avocados, almond slivers, red diced bell peppers, etc.

  • 442
    Laura Jane says:

    I Like to bring a COCONUT FRUIT SALAD to summer gatherings.

    Chopped Apples
    Chopped Celery
    Pineapple tidbits
    Chopped Walnuts
    Coconut Cream.

    Mix altogether and serve in your favorite Pyrex Bowl.

  • 443

    Love release day (great sketches and color combos)! My favorite BBQ Dish is Baked Beans which I’m actually making right now. It always gets rave reviews. The recipe can be found here: http://www.food.com/recipe/beans-and-burger-baked-beans-76409

  • 444

    i like to bring homemade Marconi salad yummy

  • 445
    Lisa R says:

    I don’t have one favorite, but a popular one I often take is Tomato Avocado Salad. You can find the recipe here at Taste of Home: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/fresh-mozzarella—tomato-salad.

  • 446
    Tonya Jastad says:

    Fruit salad is my favorite summer dish to bring and so easy to make!

  • 447
    jany b says:

    Julia Child’s gazpacho salad. Her recipe, that is.

  • 448
    Meghan says:

    We smoke salmon in the summer, so we always like to bring some to a potluck! Another fabulous release!

  • 449
    Laura K says:

    I love to bring a marinated cold pasta salad. They are so tasty, easy, inexpensive, and COLD! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 450
    Marcia Hill says:

    I love to bake, so in my family, I’m known as the dessert lady and it doesn’t matter what holiday or season it is…I bring desserts! In the summer I like to bring “lighter” ones or even fruit pies…they always go over well! :0) Another great release…lovin it all!

  • 451
    Carrie T says:

    My go to recipe for the summer is a pasta salad. You just cook up any type of pasta as you normally would. Chop up any variety of veggies that you like (I do cukes, tomatoes, & green pepper.) and some green onion (I’ve used red onion, too.) Toss everything in Italian dressing and sprinkle in some Salad Elegant from Penzey’s Spices or Pasta Perfect from McCormick’s. Yum!

  • 452
    Diane says:

    I like to bring a cornbread salad – cornbread with beans, tomatoes, corn, green onions, bacon, cheese, and a mayo/ranch/sour cream dressing.

  • 453
    Steph says:

    I’m a dessert kinda girl so I bring cupcakes or fruit pizza!

  • 454
    Kathy Krug says:

    My favorite dish to bring is deviled eggs. They always disappear before anything else. I use the standard ingredients(mayo, mustard, pickle relish,lemon juice, salt and pepper),but I also add a little cayenne pepper and a bit of olive juice for some added zip. I sprinkle with paprika for color and more flavor and top with a sprig of fresh dill and an olive half.

  • 455
    Carolyn Picken says:

    Orzo salad, with tomatoes. Mozzarella, basil, red onion, gsrlic and balsamic vinegarette. It is always a big hit.

  • 456
    Rhonda H says:

    I always bring Dilled Peas & Potatoes Vinaigrette. It’s a fabulous potato salad that gets requested time and again.

  • 457

    Angel food cake served with strawberries or a raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream.

  • 458
    Jenelle T says:

    I love to bring fresh fruit or macaroni salad.

  • 459
    Nonni says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! My favorite summer party dish is a desert: a pie with rhubarb and coconut! You serve it with vanilla sauce or ice cream -ice cream is usually my choice. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 460
    Megan Carroll says:

    Hmm so many favourites!! I love taco dip or taco salad!

  • 461
    Elle says:

    I’m not allowed to show up to a summer family get together without my signature tomato pie! It is delish!!!!

  • 462
    Andrea r. says:

    I love to bring a pasta salad. It’s a yummy, cool dish that doesn’t require turning on the oven!!

  • 463
    Sara S says:

    Any pitch-in they always ask for my baked beans so that’s what I bring, every time.

  • 464
    Tonya Dirk says:

    Caramel brownies!!! They are always a huge hit and SO decadent!!!! YUMMY! Of course after this release it may have to be graham crackers because there won’t be any money left in the bank to purchase brownie ingredients! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s okay, a little sacrifice for my PTI addiction is all good!

  • 465
    betty lou says:

    I always take a big salad with some fruit! Enjoyed the great release!

  • 466
  • 467
    Pat Q says:

    When we go to our family reunion every year, I like to bring a taco salad. Since it will be out of the refrigerator for a few hours, I like that it uses Catalina salad dressing instead of a mayonaise-based dressing. It’s also delicious!

  • 468
    Patricia F. says:

    All of our family & friends really enjoy a light sugar free & very refreshing punch I bring to all summer gatherings. It is so easy & quick to make too! In a large container mix the following ingredients: 2 pkgs of generic crystal light raspberry ice (Wal Mart brand is what I use ), I large can of unsweetened pineapple juice, 1 2 liter bottle of Diet Sprite, 6 oz of orange juice, 3/4 C of Splenda or generic equivalent, & 2 qts of water. Stir well. That’s it! I keep the empty 2 liter bottles to store the punch. Easy to transport that way.

  • 469
    Gail says:

    I love to bring fresh fruit salad. I love when all the great fruits are in season.

  • 470
    Connie G says:

    I like to bring a fruit salad in a watermelon. Screams summer and so healthy!

  • 471
    Cele Schaffer says:

    I love to bring a special macaroni and cheese casserole from my families recipes. Summer also calls for anything lemony such as Lemon sticky bars!

  • 472
    Steffi says:

    My favorite dish is cheesecake with strawberry jam marble on top. Everybody loves it.

  • 473
    Bette manning says:

    I like to bring a cold spaghetti salad…always a hit in the summer.

  • 474
    miriam says:

    ill ask the host/ess & bring whatever is needed- fruit, smoothie, anything with chocolate :). but truth is, i usually enjoy helping set up & esp laying out the platters

  • 475
    Janet Mack says:

    Everybody asks for my potato salad and I usually bring a dessert too. Chocolate of course.

  • 476
    cindy c says:

    I love bringing lots of fruits, especially watermelon. Nothing says summer like a juicy watermelon!

  • 477
    Carol Draeger says:

    I love to bring potatoe salade and deserts.

  • 478
    Diana F says:

    I like to bring potato salad. It is always a hit. I use my Grandma’s recipe and then add a few touches of my own.

  • 479
    Vicki A. says:

    I usually make my mom’s recipe for potato salad. There are no measurements on the ingredients, it is made based on taste.
    Great release of new products. Thank you!

  • 480
    Lorraine says:

    Cold fruit salad – delish in the hot hot weather!

  • 481
    Carol D says:

    I like to bring my “Hawaiian” Baked Beans – they have pineapple tidbits baked in them – yum.

  • 482
    Jeanne H says:

    Love the “happy die”! I don’t cook anymore, so I bring the plastic coated paper plates, flatware and cups for the drinks.

  • 483
    PJ Olander says:

    I love to bring fruit pie. Just use a frozen pie crust (made my own crusts for years, but frozen is easy and tastes great). Key: cook the filled pie on a rack at the bottom of the oven for the first 10 minutes, then finish cooking in the middle of the oven….no more soggy bottom crust!

  • 484
    Linda E says:

    I am known fort homemade Mac ‘n Cheese. I use the recipe on the Muellers elbows box but substitute Velveeta for cheddar to get a creamier consistency!

  • 485
    Cathy Max says:

    Another great release!
    I usually bring lunch lady brownies…big hit ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 486
    Ranjini Malhotra says:

    I love to bring Old World Raspberry Bars. Here’s the recipe: http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/1876/old-world-raspberry-bars

  • 487
    Vivian C. says:

    Fruit salad. There’s nothing like the taste of wonderful ripe summer fruits.

  • 488
    Rebecca says:

    Strawberry Spinach Salad with pecans, blue cheese, bacon bits, peas, cranberries, and vinaigrette – served in mason jars!

  • 489
    Colleen says:

    Spicy baked beans are always a favorite. Add diced jalapeรฑos, ketchup, a little mustard, and chopped sweet onion to canned baked beans and lay bacon strips on top. Bake at 325 for an hour.

  • 490
    irene says:

    I love all kinds of Spanisch Tapas, it is always fun to have all kinds of different little mini dishes to choose from. Bye Irene S

  • 491
    Lynne G says:

    Fresh fruit salad always goes over well. I usually start with watermelon and cantaloupe, then add lots of blueberries, strawberries and anything else that looks yummy! Both kids and adults love it!

  • 492
    Carolanne says:

    I love to bring a romaine spinach salad filled with strawberries and blueberries and topped with a white shredded cheddar cheese. I combine it with a balsamic or sweet vinaigrette dressing. Easy and refreshing!

  • 493

    Fabulous release-can’t wait for tonight! I am always asked to bring my potato salad (making for today’s BBQ). It is my grandmothers recipe and it’s one of those that you add a little of this and that and a secret ingredient to give it a little sweet kick!

  • 494
    Leslie S. says:

    I always bring my chocolate chip cake! It’s always a hit!

  • 495
    Kimberly O. says:

    I love to bring fresh cut fruit. I think EVERYONE loves that!!

  • 496
    Sandi R says:

    I love to bring my jello cake it’s very light and doesn’t way you down. It’s really a crowd pleaser. Love all the new things

  • 497
    Nikkia says:

    Awesome Release!!!

    My favorite dish to bring to a cookout is baked beans. my recipe is simple
    Bush’s original baked beans, 3-4 tablespoons of yellow mustard, 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar, 3 teaspoons white sugar 1/4 cup of bacon and 1/2 cup crushed pineapple with juices mix together salt and pepper to taste and heat not the stove for about 10 minutes or until all ingredients have married. Move beans to a casserole dish and bake on 375 until the beans are cooked through & sauce thickened. Super yummy for the summer.
    I’ll actually making this as we speak for out father’s day cook out lol

  • 498
    Cindy Keller says:

    My favorite summer dish to bring to a gathering is a cold pasta salad. I don’t follow a specific recipe, just start with pasta, then add whatever chopped up raw veggies I have on hand, usually adding some dried cranberries, and sunflower meats or nuts. I like to make a colorful salad! Miracle Whip makes the tasty dressing.

  • 499
    Teresa B says:

    A few of my go to dishes are pasta salad, broccoli salad, or a big fruit tray.

  • 500
    Linda w says:

    Everyone always enjoys my red potato salad. No onions but lots of hard boiled eggs.

  • 501
    Parker says:

    My family calls it Summer Salad: Raw broccoli, red onion, and cauliflower with seasoned mayonnaise “sauce” and bits of bacon stirred in. MMMmmmmm.

  • 502

    My new favorite summer dish is grilled vegetables. I found the recipe on Food Network. It’s by Giada De Laurentis. I made it yesterday and it was a big hit. I also like to bring a watermelon. A summer party just isn’t one without some watermelon.

  • 503
    Priscilla from CA says:

    My go-to dish is Tomatoes Vinaigrette. Very simple to make but packs a flavorful punch…I always get asked for the recipe.

  • 504
    Jacquie says:

    I love mixing just picked greens (arugula, spinach, lettuce) with berries & nuts to make a fresh summer salad – always a hit!

  • 505
    Jill says:

    I bring this creamy black bean and corn salsa to gatherings and always get asked for the recipe. I substitute cilantro for parsley.

  • 506
    Roula says:

    Guacamole dip is definitely my favorite!!! Everybody loves it and it is never enough!!!!

  • 507
    Laura says:

    I like to bring fresh fruit salad or some kind of dessert!

  • 508
    Sofia says:

    Potato salad with cappers and mayo is a must at every gathering!!!!

  • 509
    Karen B says:

    Banana pudding.

  • 510
    Clare says:

    A super yummy trail mix, with m&m’s and cheerios!

  • 511
    April Z. says:

    I usually bring a fruit pizza or homemade salsa with tortilla chips.

  • 512
    Robin Funge says:

    For desert, pavlova is always a hit here in Ireland! A handy one too, if you always have eggs and sugar in the house! Then you just need to whip some cream and put fruit of your choice on top!!

  • 513
    marcy says:

    I bring chips. They go so well with everything.

  • 514
    Mary K says:

    My friends and family all love my grandma’s recipe for a Mexican Build-Up dip served with Fritos! Iuse layers of Frito Lay bean dip, sour cream ( mixed with taco seasoning), chopped tomatoes ( drained on paper towels), shredded cheddar, chopped black olives, and Ortega chopped green chiles. Very ’70s old-school!

  • 515
    Alison says:

    Love potato salad, my mom’s, not mine….always a favorite!

  • 516
    Mollycat says:

    Watermelon wedges. I cut them about 1″ thick triangular wedges, then cut out rind leaving a small section in the middle. The wedges look like Christmas trees!

  • 517
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I love to bring a fresh fruit salad with yogurt on the side.

  • 518
    Birgit says:

    I like to bring a big, fresh fruit salad to summer gatherings. Love the fruits of summer!
    Thanks for a great release!

  • 519
    Nadia Kendall says:

    I’d love to make my own macaronin salad to share at gatherings, but I don’t cook so well, so I bring store bought ones instead.

  • 520
    Meredith K. says:

    Kinda embarrassed to admit it, but I usually just make a batch of pasta salad, it’s cheap (more money for stamps) & easy and everyone likes it, can’t beat that! Super excited for this release!!

  • 521

    I love to bring fresh fruit kabobs…I think everyone enjoys them and they are pretty healthy for you, so that makes it a plus in my book…Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration this month!!!

  • 522
    Sandy C. says:

    I bring Deviled Eggs. I have a recipe that folks seem to really love. If I don’t bring them, I get asked why I didn’t bring them!

  • 523
    Kathy V says:

    I always take potato salad. We have a “special recipe” we use. We make MANY, MANY pounds of this potato salad as a fund raised for our school. It takes a lot of women to help out to make this work. It’s super good stuff.

  • 524
    Donna says:

    I love seeing others’ recipes and ideas. I love to bring a zucchini pie made with bisquick. It’s almost like a piece of savory moist zucchini bread.


  • 525
    Chris L. says:

    My favorite thing to bring is fruit–especially yummy strawberries with a container of vanilla ice cream!

    Such a fun release for June!

    Chris L.

  • 526
    Amy R says:

    I like to bring Sangria. I mix a bottle of red wine, a sweet Riesling, and some white grape juice. Sometimes I add pear vodka. I cut up a bunch of apples and oranges, throw them in and let them meld. It is very yummy.

  • 527
    Tina RJ says:

    We love to take frozen fruit salad to any gathering, but it’s especially refreshing in the summer. 8oz of cream cheese mixed with 3/4 c sugar and frozen strawberries. Fold in 8oz cool whip, 2-3 bananas, and a can of pineapple. You can add any fruit you want or nuts. Freeze for at least 3 hours and then thaw for a couple mins before serving. It’s almost a dessert, but since it’s “fruit salad,” we always call it a side. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 528
    Sandy Kay says:

    I like to bring Texas Panhandle Salad – the kind you use the ramen noodles, cabbage, oil, sunflower seeds, etc.

  • 529
    Linda S. says:

    I usually bring a macaroni salad or some type of dessert, because I have such a sweet tooth.

  • 530
    Dasa B says:

    home made ice cream!!! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 531
    Tami B says:

    I have a “loaded” pasta salad (ham, cheese, fresh veggies) that is fantastic and will feed a small army.

  • 532
    Luanne Ford says:

    Couple favorites, but the dish that is always gone when I come home is cheesy potatoes. I make ithem with frozen hash browns, so super easy and can be made ahead of time!

  • 533
    sarah T. says:

    Watermelon, feta and mint salad is a sure fire winner for a summer get-together

  • 534

    My favorite food to bring to summer picnics is homemade mini apple tarts. I use homegrown apples but cheat and use Trader Joe’s pastry crust. It’s very close to homemade pie crust but way easier!

  • 535
    Karen says:

    Love the Monthly Moments in particular this month, but of course, the list for tonight is much longer than that! My favorite dish to take is an orzo, spinach, and feta salad.

  • 536
    Andrea McCulley says:

    I love fresh melon fruit salad with watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, peaches, and cherries!

  • 537
    Susan says:

    My go to dish is strawberry cups. Simply make tart cups out of a rice krispie treat recipe. Mix strawberry jello only substitute the cold water with the juice from a container of thawed froze strawberries. Let the jello set up partially in the bowl till it is loosely set and then mix in the strawberries from the container and spoon into the cups. Let set fully and top with whipped cream. They won’t last long!

    Great reveal month!

  • 538
    Debi says:

    Tapioca with fruits and haupia (coconut jello) is such a refreshing dessert on a hot summer day!

  • 539
    Bonnie W. says:

    My favorite recipe to bring would be cold tortellini salad.

  • 540
    Liliana Phillips says:

    I love to bring some fresh fruit or fresh veggies, perfect for any warm day. What a fabulous release! Great job!

  • 541
    Sarah O. says:

    I love to bring watermelon cut into pieces mixed with other colorful fruits in a nice big bowl. It’s always finished too quickly ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 542
    Tabitha A. says:

    I enjoy bringing a refreshing cool beverage. My favorite is homemade strawberry lemonade!

  • 543
    Luana says:

    My favorite dish to bring is either a pasta or fruit salad…always refreshing!

  • 544
    Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Deviled eggs! Everyone loves them.

  • 545
    Richard says:

    I like to bring my favorite potato salad. That way, I know I’ll eat what I know I’ll like!

  • 546
    Arleen Voigt says:

    A fruit basket. I make the basket out of a watermelon, and fill it with fresh summer fruits and the watermelon that I scrape out to make the basket.
    My son asks for this every year for part of his birthday dinner.

  • 547
    Cassandra says:

    I think the biggest hit has been my Lemon Yoghurt cake, made with homemade lemon curd.

    Great release, the ladies have done a spectacular job!

  • 548
    Anne B says:

    For me summer means BBQs and my favourite dessert to bring is Pavlova.

  • 549
    GinaE. says:

    So many things are calling my name in this release! I love to bring Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad. It is cool and refreshing and delicious! I got it from Southern Living about 15 years ago. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fresh-pesto-pasta-salad-10000000258269/

    It has small pasta shells, fresh basic, pine nuts and shredded fresh Parmesan with a Dijon vinaigrette. We love this salad!!

  • 550
    Gina Ramirez says:

    Ice Cream Sandwhich Cake! Perfect for a summer party.

  • 551
    Greta H says:

    I always have my fingers crossed, but this release is one of my favorites! So many products I’d love to have! My favorite thing to bring to a gathering is cottage cheese/pistachio salad. It’s quick & easy & hubby loves it. Cottage cheese, dry pistachio pudding mix, pinapple tidbits, cool whip–that’s it!

  • 552
    Alexandra says:

    I love taking my mums famous guacamole.. It’s a family secret recipe!

  • 553
    Malyssa M. says:

    Whenever I think of summer picnics I think of either strawberry shortcake or a bucket of KFC chicken! Those were always the must haves of a summer picnic. Oh and Mom’s potato salad!

  • 554
    Linda Lander says:

    Hands down…Oriental Salad…made with Ramen noodles, shredded cabbage and almost anything else you want. It is always my most requested recipe…

  • 555
    Maye M.L. says:

    Summer fun to be shared with loved ones. Love to share tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil salad, especially if the tomatoes and basil are grown in our own garden. Looking forward to enjoying this release with a nice cup of iced tea. Cheers!

  • 556
    Beatrice W. says:

    I link to bring gambas on bbq, served with salad

  • 557
    Cindy Coutts says:

    I can’t stand potato salad because of all of the celery that’s put in sometimes and it’s so heavy to eat on a hot summer day. I played around in the kitchen one day and came up with this bacon potato salad with a bit of olive oil and red vinegar.

    I don’t like macaroni salad either because of all of the celery – I don’t like celery I suppose – and it sounds gross but it’s really good. Boil your macaroni, drain it when ready, add some mayo and some ketchup then throw in some shrimp.

  • 558
    marion says:

    When/if we get a summer in the UK then everyone has a barbecue. So I usually take something for cooking like sausages or burgers. And a bottle of wine of course.

  • 559
    Cheryl F. says:

    Five Layer Dip with tortilla chips~

  • 560
    Holly Allison says:

    Fruit Dip
    Strawberry cream cheese and 1 jar of marshmallow creme. Mix together and serve with cantaloupe and strawberries. Always a hit and so easy.

  • 561
    Denise Bryant says:

    I love to bring a Spinach and Strawberry Salad! The recipe was one I found years ago in a Sunset magazine.

  • 562
    Linda Carson says:

    Fruit salad or home grown tomatoes!!

  • 563
    Cathy r says:

    I always like to bring deviled eggs, made with miracle whip instead of mustard. This is our family favorite.

  • 564
    Kristina says:

    We usually bring something called Frogeye Salad. People request that we bring whenever we are invited over. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds gross, but it is a favorite.

  • 565
    Becs Attwood says:

    I love to bring dessert to summer gatherings – my go-to choice is Raspberry Trifle. I make a pretty great baby potato salad too, if I do say so myself!
    Thanks for all the inspiration, it’s been a great release countdown.

  • 566
    Sandra says:

    I love to take a watermelon mojito fruit salad…..yum!

  • 567
    Janet Swofford says:

    Wonderful release! I don’t know how you do it month after month! I like to bring a big fruit salad full of melons and berries! So refreshing!

  • 568
    Maria C F says:

    A classic potato salad is my go to picnic food.

  • 569
    Holly Saveur says:

    Love to bring a salad and home bakes pies

  • 570

    I like to bring bruschetta. Thast’s a roasted italien bread with garlic, fresh tomatoes and basil. Love it!!!

  • 571
    Lynne in NI says:

    I usually bring something nice for afters, like a pavlova with strawberries and kiwi and lots of fresh cream. yummmmm

  • 572

    I love to take a simple fruit salad : watermelon, honeydew, blueberries, pineapple & strawberries. It always tastes so good on a hot day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 573
    Pamela Burke says:

    Lemon Frozen Pie–light and cool! Perfect for summer.

  • 574
    Tracy L. says:

    I like to bring fruit salad as a summer dish!

  • 575
    Miriam Prantner says:

    My favorite thing to bring is a fruit salad. Summer fruits are my favorite, and it’s quick and easy and refreshing.

  • 576
    Beverly Soo Hoo says:

    My go to item to bring to family gatherings is custard pie. My family loves custard!

  • 577
    Karen B says:

    I often take a pasta salad that uses oil and vinegar in the dressing so that I don’t worry about spoilage. I also have a great lemon cupcake recipe that I found on Pinterest that is refreshing on a hot summer day.

  • 578
    Pai says:

    i love simple summer salads: chickpeas or beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, EVOO, salt and pepper. yum!

  • 579
    LindS. says:

    i love to bring a big romaine lettuce tossed salad and mainly so that i know that there will be a salad i can eat at a potluck
    i love to eat the desserts offered, but i want my salad too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 580
    Victoria in OHio says:

    i make really good from scratch brownies! hershey’s best brownies off the hershey cocoa tin

  • 581
    christinem says:

    A great release! I love to bring taco salad to our summer gatherings.

  • 582
    sharri reeves says:

    My mom’s recipe for potato salad. Lots of hardboiled eggs and sweet pickles. And, the secret ingredient: heavy cream in the dressing.

  • 583
    Jan says:

    My favorite thing is either my Moms potato salad or her beans. Always reminds me of summer

  • 584
    Saby says:

    i always bring french salad. everybody loves it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 585
    Bobby says:

    We don’t do a lot of summer get togethers but I do like a good caramel apple salad. I also like this new release.

  • 586
    jan metcalf says:

    Olive Garden Salad! Goes with everything!

  • 587
    Catherine Milne says:

    I like to make a tomato tart with thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes and onions, mozzarella cheese, and phyllo dough. There’s a little bit of summer in every bite!

  • 588
    Kathie B says:

    For a special summer occasion, I like to make individual Schaum Torte Shells (There’s a recipe at Cooks.com) and serve them with fresh seasons fruit (e.g., sliced peaches, strawberries, or mixed berries) and whipped cream. Not a diet food but tres elegant and delish!

  • 589
    Lori Weinberg says:

    I’m a salad girl, so I typically like bringing one (or two!). I have a current obsession with fresh fennel slivered and tosses with orange zest, parmesan and toasted pecans then piled on top of greens. Summer fruit usually makes it’s way into my dishes too.

  • 590
    Shelley J says:

    In the summer its a watermelon or fruit salad and in the fall and winter time I like to try new desserts.

  • 591
    Rachael Burdick says:

    I love to bring spinach salad. I’m in love with this release, which isn’t great for my wallet, but is so great for my creativity! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 592
    BA Vella says:

    I love to bring a Mandarin Saladโ€ฆromaine lettuce or red leaf lettuce, red onion rings, mandarin oranges and candied almonds. All tossed together in a homemade dressing. Light and the citrus just adds a freshness.

  • 593
    Penny Thomas says:

    For summer barbecues, this dish is always a hit! Even if you don’t like broccoli, you will like this dish!

    Broccoli Salad

    1/2 cup raisins
    2 pounds broccoli, cut into flowerets
    1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
    3 green onions, thinly sliced
    2/3 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
    1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
    8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

    Soak raisins in hot water for five minutes; drain. Combine raisins, broccoli, grapes, and sliced green onions in a large bowl. Combine mayonnaise and vinegar, stir into broccoli mixture. Cover and chill. Stir in almonds and bacon just before serving. 6 to 8 servings

  • 594
    KariLynn L says:

    I like to bring chocolate eclair dessert.

  • 595
    Michelle says:

    I don’t. usually make a dish. I do love to bring fruits though like a fruit platter or watermelon cut up

  • 596
    Karolina says:

    I like to bring italian tomato salad. You cut tomatos in small pieces, then red onion also in small pieces, you add fresh basil, oregano, olive oil, and salt. Then mix everything together. It’s great and fresh! I love it.

  • 597
    Giovana says:

    This kale salad is refreshing and delicious! Since my daughter is allergic to lettuce, kale is a great substitute.

  • 598
    diana says:

    I love to bring a big Greek salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers, red onion and feta cheese. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 599
    Vanessa Cadman says:

    Pavlova with fresh fruit or a broccoli and feta salad. Love them both and very easy!!

  • 600
    Aimee B. says:

    Fruit salad. There are so many amazing fruits this time of year and its easy to throw together and difficult to go wrong. love this month’s release!

  • 601
    Michelle Corlett says:

    I’mm always in charge of the fruit platter. I love creating a fruit masterpiece thats colourful with lots of shapes.

  • 602
    Erin says:

    Right now it is avocado salsa !! Love it!!

  • 603
    Annie says:

    I bring either a fruit salad or a pasta salad made with fresh vegetables that are in season. Great projects!

  • 604
    Sharon H. says:

    Our favorite “take along” is fresh salsa and chips made with a host of peppers, fresh tomatoes a few sprigs of cilantro, squeeze of lime, and a small onion. We’ve even been known to make this a meal with some good wine!
    Thanks for the inspirations!

  • 605
    Suzi Metcalfe says:

    We have an abundance of olallieberries growing in our backyard. Fresh cobblers are always a hit!

  • 606
    Sharon D says:

    I like to bring lemon bars–summery and delicious!

  • 607
    Jill G. says:

    I am always asked to bring my guacamole! Well, it’s not mine, I got the recipe from a friend about 20 years ago, but she lives on the other side of the country, so on the west coast, it’s MY guacamole, LOL!

  • 608
    Ivette says:

    I like to bring fruit. Fresh strawberries are like a sweet desert and you don’t even have to prepare anything.

  • 609
    Becky Thomson says:

    My husband cooks the best potato salad, if we don’t bring that then fresh fruit.

  • 610
    Jenny R. says:

    Bacon wrapped chicken! It is good any time of the year!

  • 611
    dbarrick says:

    Corn salad and some cookies or bars.

  • 612
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I like to bring cole slaw that has a slightly sweet vinegar & oil dressing. It keeps well & is a nice compliment to grilled meats.

  • 613
    Ruth G says:

    I love cucumber salad! Nothing better than something cool and refreshing and light to enjoy when the weather is hot!

  • 614
    Janell says:

    I love to take pasta salad or fresh fruit. During the middle of summer something light and cool is my favorite.

  • 615
    Margaret R says:

    I usually bring a potato salad, made the German style. What a release this month!

  • 616
    Helen Lebrett says:

    I love to bring potato salad: such a perfect summer dish!! Now I’m wanting some!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Great stamps and dies this release!!!

  • 617
    melissae says:

    I love bringing a fruit salad with watermelon, cantaloupe, and summer berries to any summer gathering.

  • 618
    Jessica Hicks says:

    Like many others have said fresh fruit is always good and refreshing in the summer heat. Not to mention…easy!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 619
    Kari D says:

    I like to bring the unexpected…a bowl of tabbouleh, tzatziki with fresh veggies. Lately I have toting along a bowl of Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad. What says summer better than Watermelon! Here is my favorite version: http://withstyleandgraceblog.com/2012/08/20/watermelon-mint-feta-salad/

  • 620
    anne watson says:

    I like to bring mediterranean layer dip & pita chips. Full of flavor & pretty healthy.
    Can’t wait for the release!

  • 621
    Sharon W. says:

    A new favorite…tomato, cucumber, avacado and shrimp salad…onion or jalapeรฑo if you want…a simple dressing or just a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime and let the creaminess of the avacado dress it for you!

  • 622
    Mary Beth S says:

    My favorite dish to bring to summer gatherings is Lime Jello Parfait. I have to make it with real gelatin and fruit juice, though, so I have to experiment with the recipe. I’m sure it will be even better.

  • 623
    Melanie P says:

    Fruit salad is always a crowd favorite and well received by all ages.

  • 624
    Cindy Otto says:

    I like to make pasta salad for a summer dish. I use fresh broccoli, grape tomatoes, yellow peppers and anything else that suits my fancy. I use Italian dressing for the marinade and fresh parmesan cheese. YUM! Everyone is my family loves it.

  • 625
    Lori B says:

    I love summer’s fresh fruits, so I always take fruit salad, fruit pizza or fresh fruit with a dip. Yummy and even my picky Grandson will eat fruit.

  • 626
    Kelly Flaherty says:

    I love a cool crisp pasta and veggie salad for picnics and sides for cookouts. Of course, watermelon is always a great choice!

  • 627
    Cynthia Clark says:

    I like to bring the ice cream maker. Who doesn’t like homemade ice cream?

  • 628
    annheidel says:

    I don’t really have a favorite dish. We tend to change it up. I like to make lemon bars when dessert is requested. Yum!

  • 629
    NancyW says:

    homemade baked beans in an antique bean pot.

  • 630
    Karen says:

    If cocktails are involved, I make spritzers with sparkling white wine and mango sherbet (or blueberry sherbet for 4th of July!)

    And a simple tomato, basil and mozzarella salad can’t be beat!

  • 631
    Nancy says:

    My specialty is pistachio dessert. Crust is made from ritz crackers and butter. Filling is vanilla ice cream mixed with pistachio pudding. Topped with cool whip and garnish with a crushed toffee candy bar. If I ever showed up without this dessert, no one would speak to me!

  • 632
    Sheila W says:

    I love to bring Crunchy Almond-Bacon Salad. It’s become a favorite! The recipe is in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook titled Made From Scratch.

  • 633
    Karin ร…kesdotter says:

    Smรถrgรฅstรฅrta! (Sandwich cake) A Swedish speciality. Here’s an image; http://alltommat.se/recept/smorgastarta-skagentarta/

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!


  • 634
    Patty J says:

    Dessert, any kind that is not healthy!

  • 635
    josie dee dee says:

    I happen to be the bread baker in my family so I will bring freshly baked rolls from scratch…or calico beans is a summer request. I am also the birthday cake maker…so if a cake is needed I am the one to do it!!!

  • 636
    Geri G says:

    Sliced watermelon! I know this might sound like the ‘easy way out’ but it is always a hit with young & old alike! I always bring a salad as well – usually the 7 Layer Salad!

  • 637
    Laurie says:

    Hmmmmm, what I take depends on the group and occasion. Often I take a mixed fresh veggie salad with sweet peppers, corn, green onions, black beans, pinto beans, celery. Dressed with the usual mix of oil, sugar, vinegar. It’s great with corn chip scoops. Yum.

  • 638
    Becky Green says:

    My favorite dishes to take to summer outings are a Noodle Salad & Homemade Brownies with a family recipe! YUM!!!:P GORGEOUS WORK LADIES!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 639
    Rema Timm says:

    I always make my famous potato salad. It’s a hit every time. There’s an ingredient I add that most people would never think of using…apples!

  • 640
    Cassi says:

    I bring peanut butter pie (which is more like peanut butter cheesecake topped with whipped cream and chopped Reese peanut butter cups)!

  • 641
    Jayne K says:

    I like to bring make-your-own yogurt parfaits to gatherings. It includes a big bowl of vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit, granola, coconut, and various other toppings surrounding the yogurt. It’s healthier and it’s also pretty.

  • 642
    Karen K says:

    I like to bring good old pound cake. Its always a winner. This release is fantastic.

  • 643
    Teresa Blue says:

    Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake! Yum!!

  • 644
    sandy knight says:

    A corn salad that has corn kernels and chopped onion and red pepper and grated cheddar cheese mixed with a little mayo and chilled. So good!

  • 645

    I like to bring a pasta salad. Something everyone seems to enjoy.

  • 646
    Susan P says:

    Wow! I have alot of favorite dishes to bring to events. I bring deviled eggs, baked beans in a crockpot, an Oreo cake, and pasta salad. I love sampling everyone’s goodies at a family reunion!

  • 647
    Cynthia says:

    I am always asked to bring carrot salad

  • 648
    TeresaRP says:

    I’m often asked to bring brownies (any time of the year) or kale salad. Kale just makes you feel healthier as you eat it!

  • 649
    Barb Ghig says:

    My favorite recipe is Potato Salad, which I learned from my grandmother. I would be happy to share it with anyone who asks for it!

    Thanks so much for another FABULOUS release, Nichole! I can’t wait for the store to open tonight!!!

  • 650
    Meagan says:

    I love to bring a bean salad/dip. I love to eat it just as is but my husband loves to eat it with tortilla chips. And no mayonnaise so no worries about it sitting out in the summer heat! http://ourlifeinfood.com/2012/07/01/bean-salad/

  • 651

    Sandy’s Potato salad for sure, everyone loves it, here’s the link – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandys-potato-salad-recipe.html

  • 652
    Di Ayers says:

    What I take along depends rather on the occasion, if it is a more sophisticated event I might make salmon rillettes and Melba toast, a blackcurrant trifle…for a more simple occasion it might be a potato salad and a mixed fruit platter. Whatever the event, I always incorporate whatever food is fresh, seasonal and local. We are so lucky to live in a location that abounds with delicious foods all year round and I thank my lucky stars for my good fortune.

  • 653
    Mitzi says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Fresh fruit is always great Vanilla ice cream and root beer is always fun for floats. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful ideas. Can’t wait to order.

  • 654
    Laura says:

    I love to bring Snickers salad. It is snickers bars cut up into little pieces with apples and cool whip! The snickers are unexpected but YUMMY!

  • 655
    KathleenA says:

    Summer gatherings are usually at my house and we make grilled fish tacos and homemade ice cream.

  • 656
  • 657
    Janine says:

    I love to bring fruit pizza to events. It’s easy and delicious!

  • 658
    Diana says:

    So many goodies this time on the release menu! I like to bring anything in the salad categories, especially fruit salads. They are refreshing and yummy.

  • 659
    Judy Workman says:

    Fruit salad. It is gluten free and very few people have allergies to fruit. It is cold and low calorie so everyone is happy. I always add fresh pineapple and lots of different types of berries. It is simple, and requires no recipe but is universally appreciated.

  • 660
    Kim Badelt says:

    Nothing beats a sweet, tangy (and if you add some pineapple) slighty spicy fruit salad. The juicy freshness is perfect thirst quenching for those long hot summer days!

  • 661
    Cynthia Baldwin says:

    My favorite dish to bring for summer is watermelon or fresh berries/fruit (sometimes with whipped topping!). No cooking involved and it’s fresh and yummy!

  • 662
    wendy says:

    I love taking taco salad, or my famous baked beans …what a great release!

  • 663
    Sherry says:

    Something that I usually bring that goes over real well is called Lettuce Lasagna, It is a layer salad. The bottom layer is torn lettuce, then you add 1 cup of each of the following: chopped green pepper, then chopped celery, then chopped purple onion, frozen peas, then spread a mixture of 11/2 cup salad dressing (like Miracle Whip) with about a Tb spoon of sugar over the salad. Sprinkle with loads of grated cheddar cheese and bacon bits and then dig in!!! So good!

  • 664
    Kristen V says:

    Everyone loves Jello Poke Cake, including me!

  • 665
    Doris says:

    I bring a mozzarella, tomato and basil salad–so easy! I mix grape tomatoes, bite size chunks of mozzarella and fresh basil leaves (torn) in a bowl tossed with olive oil.

  • 666
    Julie G. says:

    I love to bring a simple fruit salad! Yum!

  • 667
    Martha D. says:

    Blueberry pie. We pick 70-80 lbs of blueberries every year, so I always have plenty on hand to make pies and share.

  • 668
    Jenniesilver@msn.com says:

    I’ll bring the chips (My husband’s name is Chip. LOL)

  • 669
    Cheryl I says:

    I love to bring pasta salad filled with all kinds of fresh and crunchy veggies. Also, homemade chocolate chip cookies!

  • 670
    Sandy says:

    Sweet and cold watermelon – so refreshing on a hot summer day.

  • 671
    Teresa Igo says:

    I love to take my potato salad. Love the release this year.

  • 672
    Crisanne D. says:

    I always love to bring homemade salsa and tortilla chips. They are perfect for snacking, and not too heavy!

  • 673

    My comment didn’t work the first time. I love to bring along home made potato salad. I use mayo and a bit if pepper with spring onions and chopped hot dog in mine. Delish. I’m getting hungry thinking about it yum Lesley

  • 674
    Karen B. says:

    Usually watermelon and brownies, or root beer floats! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 675
    Tricia says:

    I either bring a spinach salad or some homemade shortcake with strawberries, blueberries, or peaches!

  • 676
    Lina Delgado says:

    Fruit salad with vainilla ice cream! Yummy!

  • 677
    Kim says:

    I make a dessert that uses angel food cake, vanilla pudding, cool whip, strawberries, bananas and kiwi. Yum yum yummy!

  • 678

    My favorite summer gathering dish is this Caribbean Rice salad: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Caribbean-Style-Black-Bean-and-Rice-Salad-2153
    It never fails to garner praise and is great for all of my gluten free friends!
    Happy June 2014 release and Happy SUMMER!

  • 679
    Lynne says:

    The dish I love to bring to summer gatherings is a yummy and refreshing watermelon salad from Bon Apetit. It is made with cubed fresh watermelon, fresh lemon juice, fresh chopped mint, a little bit of sugar and a splash of raspberry vodka. It is always a big hit and goes with all of the wonderful BBQ meals we are lucky to attend. Everyone enjoys it!

  • 680
    Irene S says:

    I usually bring cheese and crackers.

  • 681
    June K says:

    Love fruit salad in the summer. That has to be my favorite.

  • 682
    Jennifer L. says:

    Last summer’s hit was a zucchini noodle salad with garlic, tomatoes, basil and olive oil. Great release!

  • 683
    TracyK says:

    I prefer to bring dessert because that’s my favorite course! I usually bring Brownie Trifle, an Oreo-Ice Cream-Hot Fudge layered dessert or Lemon Lush.

    If I don’t bring dessert, I bring Broccoli-Pasta Salad. It includes bacon, red onions, seasoned croutons and a mayo dressing with Parmesan cheese, basil and a bit of sugar. My son loves it, and is always happy to have leftovers if there are any!

  • 684
    Angela says:

    I like to make bite size quiches, quick and easy to make and always a winner

  • 685
    Betty says:

    I’m not much of a cook so I usually bring fresh fruit or veggies and dip. : )
    Great release – thank you for the chance to win!

  • 686
    Suzanne Mooney says:

    I make a killer pineapple and mango salsa. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure

  • 687

    I bring along brown rice and vegetable salad … lots of goodness, very popular! Anita ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 688
    Michele says:

    I love to bring fruit!

  • 689
    Kathy McDonald says:

    My favorite dish is caprese skewers: grape tomatoes, small mozzarella balls, and basil leaves on skewers, then drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with a little sea salt. YUM!

  • 690
    Carrie :) says:

    Such a boring answer, but my favorite summer dish to share is fresh fruit. There’s just something about summer that makes fresh fruit taste so yummy and refreshing!

  • 691
    Susan O says:

    Usually baked beans or brownies. Fun release!

  • 692
    Erika Hyde says:

    I love to bring fruit pizza to summer parties/BBQs! It’s always a huge hit!

  • 693
    Judy says:

    I usually make cole slaw with cabbage, ramen noodles and a sugar, vinegar and oil dressing. Folks like it because it’s different from the mayo kind.

  • 694
    crewlc@mail.com says:

    I am always asked to bring dessert so I usually bring chocolate revel bars or caramel pecan brownies. Of course, i omit ALL the calories – ha ha ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 695
    Donna K says:

    I have a great recipe from my mom – Calico Beans with 3 kinds of beans, bacon, hamburger and onion. It’s always a hit.

  • 696
    Debs says:

    Love this release! My favorite food to take are: Roast beef mini sandwiches. Easy peasy…take one loaf French bread and split longways. Pull out some of the dough center on both sides and start layering: thin sliced roast beef about 1 pound, top with sprouts, then spoon on 1/2 cup cranberry sauce mixed with 1 tsp. grated orange rind, then mix 2/3 package cream cheese with horseradish sauce to taste and spread on top half of bread, lay on top, secure with toothpicks and cut into slices. Enjoy a zesty sweet n savory sandwich.

  • 697
    Sally says:

    I like to bring deviled eggs or taco salad.

  • 698
    Diana Banash says:

    I like to bring something that is not on the usual suspect list so I choose a cold salad made with quinoa or cous-cous or some other grain as the base. Tossed with fresh vegetables, sundried tomatoes, etc, with a light vinaigrette dressing. Always safer than mayo-based salads.
    This release is my favorite so far this year!

  • 699
    Nancy Baier says:

    Just a few weeks ago, I would have answered this question differently! But I finally asked my dad how he makes mayonnaise for one of his specialties – potato salad. Homemade mayonnaise is the secret and I will be bringing this classic dish to the next summer gathering!!

  • 700
    bevyb says:

    I like to bring either homemade Cinnamon ice cream using a recipe from my Kitchen Aid Ice Cream maker book or Cannoli Dip using a recipe I found on Pinterest

  • 701
    Jen Mitchell says:

    My favorite thing to bring is a three bean salad made with green beans, wax beans and red kidney beans. I add cut tomatoes and mix it all with a vinegar based dressing. Yummy and always a crowd pleaser!

  • 702
    Kristin says:

    I have a simple, yummy couscous salad that I bring … basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar … cool, refreshing, and tasty.

  • 703
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    Traditional potato salad is my favorite summer side dish. It’s so good with local Walla Walla onions.

  • 704
    Barbara Schmidt says:

    I love to bring a cherry pie – which right now I’m making for Father’s Day. It was my mother-in-law’s recipe & it is very nice to remember her whenever I make it!

  • 705
    Dawn says:

    I love to cut up a fresh pineapple. It just tastes like summertime!

  • 706
    aantoniuk@cogeco.ca says:

    I like to bring a strawberry (mandarin) orange pasta salad…recipe by Kraft. It’s really good! I also like to make desserts so it would have to be a New York-style strawberry cheesecake if I were to bring something sweet. Yum!!!

    Denise S. from Ontario

  • 707
    Christina S. says:

    I like to bring a nice batch of homemade salsa and tortilla chips. Everything tastes so fresh and is super easy to whip up.

  • 708
    Deanne Rehmer says:

    I love to bring a big bowl of hot potato salad. I took it to a picnic two weeks ago where we didn’t know a majority of the guests so as they found out who made the potato salad, they would come over and introduce themselves so I met so many people because of my potato salad. And now in two more weeks I’ll know many more people attending the wedding.

  • 709

    I usually bring “brownies s’mores” – brownies with melted mini marshmallows and fudge icing on top — yummy! And of course some fresh fruit, because we want to be healthy while eating the chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 710
    Kara says:

    It doesn’t sound very summery, but I think it’s really yummy and we’re taking it to a pot luck/dutch oven neighborhood party this weekend.

    Sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, red potatoes, green peppers, and green beans all baked with the special sauce (1/2 t ginger, 1/2 t cumin, 1 t chili powder, and 2 T olive oil) I usually at least triple the sauce, depending on the amount of veggies. Can do with chicken too, but alone is great also.

  • 711
    Liz R says:

    I like to take a strawberry sponge flan or a Pavlova, otherwise a nice lettuce salad.

  • 712
    manda yeung says:

    I love to bring Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Whipped Cream Frosting, except that I use Trader Joes Joe-Joes. They always seem to be a hit with everyone, big and small ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 713
    Peggy Nickelson says:

    I bring a,multi layer popcorn cake. It’s made of three layers of sweetened popcorn in red, whie and blue. Use an angel food pan to give it an elegant shape and paper flags to decorate the top.
    Its fun for all the patriotic holidays.

  • 714
    Tina B. says:

    I love to bring a vegetable salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers from our garden to summer outings.

  • 715
    Christine P. says:

    I am always expected to bring my “famous” (haha) chocolate chip cookies or I face a lot of unhappy peeps!

  • 716