Carefree picnic party

The secret of this cook-friendly menu? You do most of the work the day before and then pack it up for fun the next

Arugula Salad with White Nectarines and Mango Chutney Dressing

Thomas J. Story

Arugula Salad with White Nectarines and Mango Chutney Dressing

The slightly tart and spicy dressing bridges the flavors of the sweet white nectarines and peppery greens. Feel free to use yellow nectarines or even peaches if you can’t find white nectarines.

Recipe:  Arugula Salad with White Nectarines and Mango Chutney Dressing

Lemon-garlic shrimp skewers

Michael Weschler

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Skewers

One of our all-time favorite grilled shrimp recipes, this main dish is sure to please a crowd. Lemon and garlic bring out shrimp's fresh sweetness.

Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Orzo with Peppers and Asparagus

Orzo with Peppers and Asparagus

Move over, boring pasta salad! This delicious alternative can be served chilled or at room temperature.

Recipe: Orzo with Peppers and Asparagus

Almond Plum Galette

Photo by Iain Bagwell

Almond Plum Galette

Even though it’s very easy to make, this French-style tart has layers of flavor and texture that are anything but simple.

Recipe: Whirl ¼ cup almond paste, 2 tbsp. packed light brown sugar, and ¼ cup sour cream in a food processor. Roll pie pastry for a single crust into a 13-in. round and lay on a baking sheet. Evenly spread almond mixture on dough, leaving a 2-in. border. Arrange sliced red-skinned plums on top and fold dough edge over plums. Brush edge with milk and sprinkle brown sugar on top of galette. Bake at 375° until crust is golden, about 35 minutes.

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