The Picnic Day Game!

I’m going to a picnic, and I’m bringing…

Apricot cobbler, Banana cream pie, Cherry bars in a jar, Diva doggie bites, Emeril’s Strawberry Lemonade, Fingerling potato salad with honey-thyme vinaigrette, Gugelhopf twister, Honey graham roll-ups, Incredible “Rabbit” Pineapple Tarts/Rolls, Jam jewels, Kirschmichel, Lime cranberry fizz, Mint sundae brownie, Nice mini biscuit sandwiches, Orange nut ring, Pan-bagnat provencal, Quick lemon bread, and…


Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations is hosting a Picnic Day Game in honor of International Picnic Day and National Picnic Month in July. All the letters above represent dishes that bloggers are “bringing” to Louise’s online picnic game! I chose “R” for rhubarb “ruguh-love”, which is what the creators called their own version of rugelach when customers kept asking for “that dessert I love!” True to their name, I made these last week for a get-together, and my friends couldn’t stop saying how much they loved the “ruguh-love”!

I only made two substitutions to the filling. Instead of the raspberry preserves and chopped walnuts, I used roasted rhubarb and chopped pistachios.

When I saw this being made on The Martha Stewart show, Martha herself used apricot preserves. This dessert was really tasty and fun to make, and I like how the recipe is open to interpretation with the jam and nuts. Happy International Picnic Day and National Picnic Month!

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sutapa
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 01:28:18

    Happy picnic day! I wish I could be in your friend list and fall in love with “ruguh-love”! Looks great!

  2. Maureen
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 01:45:51

    What a picnic treasure! I’d eat just these probably but I wouldn’t go home hungry. I love the photos.

  3. Joyti
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 02:01:27

    Hmmm, that looks delicious.
    And a picnic day sounds wonderful!

  4. Three-Cookies
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 02:38:26

    That rhubarb “ruguh-love” with the crunchy sweet exterior looks really creative and appealing

  5. Purabi Naha
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 02:52:54

    This is just right for a picnic. These rhubarb ruguh-love look delicious. I would take a bagful!

  6. Maris(In Good Taste)
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 03:16:32

    I wish I was going on that picnic with you!

  7. Liz
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 06:27:49

    Oh, that’s some of the most delicious looking rugelach EVER! I love that you used rhubarb….mmmmmm.

  8. Cakelaw
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 06:36:26

    These look amazing YC! So delicious – I would love to come to a picnic with these.

  9. marla {family fresh cooking}
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 07:18:37

    With rhubarb? These little treats are killing me- look fabulous! Great for picnics or any time at all 🙂

  10. spicegirlfla
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 07:21:05

    Mmmm… these truly look amazing! The dough seems to be sprinkled with ALOT of yummy spices and sugary sweetness. I have a batch of rugulach in my freezer that you now reminded me to take out and bake this weekend!!

  11. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 07:33:10

    Wow that is such an impressive roundup. I love your rugelach, never made those.

  12. saffronandhoney
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 07:38:30

    I love rugelach! And with rhubarb to boot! Looks flaky and delicious.

  13. Cher
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 08:05:17

    What a fun variation on rugelach.

  14. kitchenbelleicious
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 08:25:41

    No way! The coolest game ever! Oh I wish I would have known about this so I could have done something- so many ideas running around in my head now! Your rhubarb dish is OUT OF THIS WORLD! Who can resist fried dough with sweet rhubarb inside! amazing! I am speechless

  15. Mary
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 08:26:17

    Ok, PLEASE can I come! these looks such scrumptious rugelach – and what a line up on that picnic! Great post!
    Mary x

  16. forgottenbeast
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 08:55:12

    Oh man those look good! Love the alphabet picnic idea, too.

  17. Parsley Sage
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 08:56:13

    Oh man! I’m loving me some ruguh-love. These look amazing 🙂 Yay for picnics!

  18. Mary
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 10:48:20

    What a lovely cookie. I never wold have thought to fill them with rhubarb. What a great idea. I hope you have a good evening. Blessings…Mary

  19. Simply Life
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:27:32

    wow, these look great!

  20. High Heels and Good Meals
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 13:08:12

    Ummmmmmm looks tasty! Ive never had rhubarb before. Something I think I wanna try soon!

  21. Nancy
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 15:18:28

    Rhubarb is a new favorite in our household thanks to FFwD, but I’m still having trouble finding it. I am definitely going to try these if I do. They look delicious.

  22. chunklet's mom
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 17:03:33

    these look super fun!

  23. Peggy
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 17:12:50

    We’re actually having a picnic in the park this weekend! Good to know that July is picnic month =)

    These look super tasty too!

  24. rebecca
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 21:52:27

    awesome use of rhubarb and seasonal

  25. Angela
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 21:58:21

    Yummy+pretty=two thumbs up.

  26. peachkins
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 22:54:24

    wow! this looks just amazing!

  27. Christy
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 00:20:49

    These are for PICNIC??? Looks more like a heavenly gourmet piece to me:)

  28. foodfashionandflow
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 00:43:34

    This looks really good. I have never had rhubarb before

  29. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 08:35:38

    Oh yum! I’m definitely making these while we still have rhubarb. I think they will go quickly at my house. 🙂

  30. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 10:13:26

    That’s a clever word play on rugelach, and your version looks scrumptious too! I wouldn’t make these for a mere picnic though, they look more for a posh high tea served somewhere indoors :-).

  31. Ronda
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:10:33

    Those look fabu!

  32. Meri
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:10:46

    I am beyond excited to go on some picnics this summer! Your rhubarb cookies look so good! I love a sugary, jammy treat 🙂 Nice contribution!

  33. Betty @ scrambled henfruit
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:25:58

    What a fun game! Your ruguh-love looks like a great variation- I’d love them in my picnic basket! 🙂

  34. Miriam
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 16:12:06

    These looks delicious, I will take a dozen to go.

  35. Lisa (Smart Food and Fit)
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 17:41:28

    Happy Picnic Day to you too! Omg, can you come and help me out at my picnic! I’ve never tried rhubarb cookes before but girl these look amazing the sugar crystals and all!

  36. Kathy
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 18:21:23

    These look fabulous! What a great way to use the Roasted Rhubarb! I want to go to this picnic.

  37. Anu
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 00:27:31

  38. Barbara
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 06:50:23

    A brilliant take on one of my favorite cookies. I’m getting bored with the walnut raisin version….can’t wait to try these!

  39. Quay Po
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 09:39:48

    I love that you use rhubarb for the filling. I am so gonna make this because I still have some rhubarb in my freezer. But for now I am going to grab a few pieces at the picnic before it is all gone! GOOD JOB!

  40. Andi Winslow
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 22:08:35

    Hi your pictures are nice. I made her recipe in Dec 10 but never took any pictures so can’t post it. Should try again. I remember the cookie being very rich. Rolled in butter etc. but good. Have a great holiday andi thewednesdaybaker

  41. Inger Wilkerson
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 16:22:37

    These look delicious and the switch to rhubarb is inspiried. I am so going to have to plant rhubarb now!

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