A Tisket, A Tasket, 5 Recipes Fit For Your Labor Day Picnic Basket

By: KC Cibran

Hosts Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's dish, Macaroni Icebox Salad with Creamy Red Wine Vinaigrette, for their Spring Picnic, as seen on Cooking Channel’s Tori & Dean Specials, Tori & Dean’s Spring Picnic.

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Eddy Chen, 2015, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Prepare for a lazy Labor Day picnic with a basket full of easy, portable snacks. Before you lay out your blanket at the park, make Instagram-ready Macaroni Icebox Salad — 16-ounce mason jars filled with refreshing ingredients — and the four more basket-worthy recipes below!

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Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Swap out boring ham and cheese for this creamy, crunchy sandwich: red pepper spread on fresh ciabatta with prosciutto, salami and goat cheese.

Photo by: Emmer Schmidt

Emmer Schmidt

Kelsey Nixon’s jarred pies are perfect for toting to the park or giving away as party favors at your next backyard bash.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

These fried chicken drumsticks prepared with buttermilk, hot sauce and flour are delicious straight out of the fryer or chilled the next day.

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2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Taking its cue from the legendary salad created from leftovers in a late-night Hollywood kitchen, our potato-studded version is a star in its own right. Enjoy as a tangy side or mix in chicken for a hearty main.

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