Sizzling summer party food

Summer party food and recipes

Does summer have you in a picnic state of mind? Eating outside is as simple as throwing open the back door. When we circle our lawn chairs underneath a sunny sky, not only does life slow down, but we laugh more, worry less and just have more fun. The picnic state of mind is not about washing dishes or cooking perfection, but filling our plates with easy traditions and tasty memories.

Our oh-so-easy sizzling summer party menu features a fajita bar and make-your-own fruit crisps—just let your guests put together their favorite combinations for a festive outdoor feast everyone is sure to enjoy!

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Pan-grilled chicken and steak fajitas

Pan-grilled chicken and steak fajitas

This crowd-pleasing fajita recipe features chicken and steak grilled with a not-too-spicy rub, plus a vegetarian option to appeal to all of your guests.

Basic guacamole recipe


Our guacamole recipe includes several tasty twists so you can add your own flair of flavors. Whether served as an appetizer or as a fajita garnish, this quick and easy Guacamole recipe is sure to be a hit at your party.

Rosé sangría recipe

Rosé sangría

Made with rosé wine, triple sec and pink-lemonade concentrate, this sweet and simple Rosé Sangría is made for summer sipping.

Individual fruit crisps recipe

Individual fruit crisps

These easy, make-your-own fruit crisps just might be the perfect summer party dessert—for you and for your guests!