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When gorgeous summer weather arrives, it's time to pack your picnic blankets and fill your baskets with these 20 must-try picnic recipes!

Vietnamese spring rolls

These spring rolls are sure to be a hit at any festive outdoor gathering. Chop up carrots and cucumbers into matchsticks. Add halved medium-sized shrimp or chopped imitation crab meat. Mix the ingredients well, and place onto dampened rice papers layered with a lettuce leaf. Roll up, and pack away! So simple and fresh—everyone will be coming back for more. Don't forget to pack some dipping sauces to go with the rolls (peanut, soy, spicy Sriracha, etc.).

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VIDEO: Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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