If you're bringing food to a potluck or to a picnic, you need to think about how well the dishes you make can travel. You want dishes that can last the hour plus car-ride and hold up - dishes that can reheat easily, that won't go bad - or better yet, foods that are actually better eaten cool or at room temperature.  These dishes are the perfect picks if you want your food to cross the finish line looking as good as the moment they left your kitchen.

Creamy Gazpacho from Just Eat It

Creamy GazpachoPasta Salad with Avocados & Black Beans in a Goat Cheese Lime Vinaigrette

Restaurant Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Delicious as it Looks

Restaurant Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Harvest Muffins from Chelsea's Culinary Indulgence

Cranberry Harvest Muffins

Perfect Barbecue Chicken from The Naked Zebra

Perfect Barbecue Chicken

Three Bean Salad from Gluten Free Zen

Three Bean Salad

Ginger Beer & Tangerine Glazed Ham from Jono & Jules Do Food and Wine

Ginger Beer & Tangerine Glazed Ham

Tangy Roasted Potato Salad from The Girl with the Wooden Spoon

Tangy Roasted Potato Salad

Tabouli from Elephant Eats

TabouliCaramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars