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Guy's French Onion Dip

Guy's creamy French Onion Dip will blow the store-bought version out of the water. He caramelizes onions, shallots and garlic, then mixes them with sour cream and mayo.

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Parmesan Puff Pastry Twists

Paula's crispy cheese twists are a snap to make: Start with frozen puff pastry, then jazz it up with Parmesan cheese, basil and garlic salt.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is perfect picnic fare: It comes with a built-in handle, and is delicious hot or at room temperature. The key to moist fried chicken and crispy skin? Marinate the chicken in buttermilk before frying.

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Shrimp and Deviled Egg Salad Rolls

These mini-sandwiches are a Low Country take on the classic New England lobster roll. Serve the creamy salad rolls as a refreshing substitute for chicken or tuna salad.

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Spring Garden Potato Salad

Late spring veggies co-star with tender new potatoes in this crunchy, fresh spring salad. If you have a mandoline, use it to make slicing the vegetables for this salad a breeze.

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Cherry Cooler

This easy twist on iced tea is sweet, tart and festive enough for a spring celebration. Use fresh or frozen fruit for the puree, but garnish with a whole fresh cherry.

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