The Pioneer Woman’s Top Summer Party Picks

From family barbecues to large outdoor gatherings, here are Ree Drummond’s versatile recipes for when the weather gets warm. 

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Restaurant-Style Salsa

Use this adaptable salsa as a dip for chips, as a topping on burritos or even as a baking marinade.

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Deviled Eggs

White vinegar and hot sauce give these eggs a fiery kick, leaving them perfectly seasoned and creamy.

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Chicken Taco Salad 

This light variation of a traditional chicken taco works perfectly as a healthy summer lunch or a quick party appetizer. 

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Sliders

Ree adds a bacon and Gorgonzola topping to these bite-size burgers for a decadent summer treat.

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Summer Chicken Salad

Ree uses blueberries and corn in this cheesy chicken salad recipe for an unexpected twist on a traditional sandwich staple. 

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Chicken and Beef Fajitas

There’s no need to choose between chicken and beef when you can have them both in a fajita. Ree uses a distinctive lime marinade to make the meat extra juicy and tender.

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Kid-Friendly Pasta Salad

Little ones will ask for seconds of this salad, which makes use of bacon to give it a salty kick.

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Skip the bottled dressings and adjust the seasonings according to your taste with Ree’s special recipe.

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Grilled Burgers

Be the star of your barbecue with this recipe, which features exciting toppings like Caramelized Onions, Sauteed Mushrooms and Pico de Gallo.

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Colorful Coleslaw

Sweet peppers, cabbage and carrots are topped with white vinegar, hot sauce and cilantro to create a rainbow of flavor in this coleslaw recipe.

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Perfect  Potato Salad

This potato salad has a unique combination of salty and sour flavors, thanks to yellow mustard, mayonnaise and Ree’s secret ingredient: pickle juice.

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Ice Cream Freezer Pops

Beat the heat with this delicious ice-cold pop recipe featuring crunchy candy-coated chocolate, peanut butter cups and crispy sandwich cookies. 

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Blackberry Cobbler

Make use of fresh summer produce by replacing the peaches in a traditional Southern peach Cobbler with blackberries. Top with vanilla ice-cream for the ultimate sweet treat.

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Cherry Limeade

The sweet combination of cherries and lime make for a refreshing warm-weather beverage, which is as easy to make as it is delicious

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