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Potluck Party Guide

Updated on March 26, 2014

Everybody Loves A Potluck!

Personally, I think all parties should be potluck!

It's fun for all, guarantees variety, and best of all, it makes having more parties, more often, more affordable, for everyone!

I come from a very large family, we had over 300 people at our last family reunion. When you come from a really big family, potluck is the only way to go. We do potluck for everything from baby showers, to funerals, and every other event in between.

As a little girl I would help my Grandma make food for all the family parties. By the time I was a teen, I had a dozen of my own specialty potluck recipes. As the mother of 3 son's I've made sure my boys can cook & participate by bringing their own "dish to share" for family & work potlucks. Now I will share with you some of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years, along with some of my best potluck recipes!

The Kiddie Pool Trick

Potluck Tips & Tricks!

This very old photo is of our last family reunion, but note the small kiddie pool full of ice on the picnic table.

This is a fantastic way to keep cold foods cold during outdoor potlucks, especially on hot summer days!

You can also use long plastic containers, like the ones used to store clothing under the bed. I like those, because they are long, shallow and can run the length of a picnic table, making it easy for people to get to the food.

Keeping It Cool! - Inflatable Fiesta Cooler

Fiesta 14in x 29 1/2in Inflatable Cooler
Fiesta 14in x 29 1/2in Inflatable Cooler

I love this cooler! It's festive and just screams party fun!

 

Perfect Table Buffet Cooler!

Sterilite Ultra Storage Box, 74-Quart, White
Sterilite Ultra Storage Box, 74-Quart, White

This is the type of storage container I use for big parties. You can fit a lot of cold salads and stuff in one of these filled with ice. I love that it's long and not too wide, it takes up only one side of a picnic table, so you can put other foods on the other side.

 

Diet Warning!

The Following Recipes May be Hazardous to Your Waisteline!

I am a firm believer in, life is too short to eat flavorless food. If you are watching your weight, please do not take it out on the recipes, don't substitute low-fat ingredients. If you really want to lose weight, eat less of the good tasting food, but don't take out the fat...because...

The Flavor is in the Fat!

Salmon Pate

This recipe is great for dinner parties or fancy affairs.

Ingredients:

1 large can Salmon

8 oz. Cream cheese, softened

2 tsp. Lemon juice

1 tsp. Garlic powder

Pinch of salt & white pepper

¼ Cup chopped parsley

½ Cup chopped green onion

½ tsp. Liquid smoke (optional)

1/3 Cup slivered almonds

Instructions:

1.) Set aside Almonds and half of the parsley & green onions.

2.) Mix all other ingredients until well blended.

3.) Spoon into plastic wrap lined bowl and chill at least 1 hour.

4.) Flip onto serving plate and top with almonds & remaining parsley & green onions.

Serve with crackers & lemon slices.

Be Creative! - Baseball Glove Chips & Dip Server

Displaying your "dish to share" in a creative way, can make you the star of any potluck!

Radio Flyer Wagons - Liven Up Any Party!

Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon
Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon

Put small wagons right on the table filled with chips or cookies, fill the large wagons with ice for a fun party cooler!

 

Parmesan Chicken Wings

We make these every year for the Christmas potluck

Ingredients:

2 lbs. Chicken wings

¾ Cup grated Parmesan

2 Tbsp. Flour

½ tsp. Paprika

¼ tsp. Salt

¼ Cup milk

Squeeze margarine

Instructions:

1.) Cut wings at joints & discard tips.

2.) Combine cheese, flour & seasonings in plastic bag.

3.) Dip wings in milk and add several wings at a time to bag and shake to coat.

4.) Place coated wings on a jellyroll pan and drizzle margarine over chicken.

5.) Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes.

3 Tray Buffet Server - Great For Any Size Party!

Elite Platinum EWM-6171 Maxi-Matic 2.5 Quart 3 Tray Buffet Server, Stainless Steel
Elite Platinum EWM-6171 Maxi-Matic 2.5 Quart 3 Tray Buffet Server, Stainless Steel

This warming tray is smaller and excellent for family events, birthays, holidays and sport parties.

 

Best Taco Dip

This one will get you a lot of party invitations!

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef (turkey or chicken can be substituted)

1 pkg. Taco seasoning

1 onion, chopped

16 oz. Sour cream

1 pkg. Ranch dip mix

½ Cup Western dressing

½ cup Salsa

1 Cup shredded lettuce

¾ Cup shredded cheddar

¼ Cup chopped tomato

¼ cup finely chopped, olives, red onion, cucumbers & jalapenos

Instructions:

1.) Brown ground beef with chopped onion & taco seasoning, drain off fat. Spread meat evenly on foil pizza pan.

2.) Mix salsa & salad dressing together, spread over meat.

3.) Mix sour cream & ranch dip mix, spread over salsa mixture.

4.) Top with lettuce, cheese & veggies. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

*** Don't forget to bring along a bag of tortilla chips

Potluck Fun!

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My Potluck Wedding Reception
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Potluck Snow-tubing Party
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Potluck Graduation Party Picnic
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Pretty Potluck Display
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Even Fancy Dinner Parties Can Be Potluck
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Everybody Loves A Potluck
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Potluck Gives a better variety of fun food.

Christmas Crab Dip

A Yummy Treat All Year Long

Ingredients:

8 oz. Cream cheese, softened

1 small onion, grated

1 tsp. Lemon juice

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 can crabmeat, drained

1 bottle chili sauce

Dash of garlic powder

salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

1.) Mix together cream cheese, onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire, garlic, salt & pepper until well blended. Then spread mixture in the bottom of a pie pan.

2.) Spread chili sauce over cream cheese mixture.

3) Sprinkle crabmeat over chili sauce and chill overnight.

Serve with Ritz crackers.

Use Disposable Trays & Pans - Potluck Tips & Tricks

I use disposable cake pans and serving trays whenever I'm going to a potluck where I may not stay until the end of the party. This way I can just leave it there and not worry about having to get my container back. When I use disposables, I try to find decorative ones, or add decorative touches to make the food stand out from the crowd.

Festive Disposable Party Trays

Disposable Party Picks with Ready to Serve Tray-30 Picks, Gem Light
Disposable Party Picks with Ready to Serve Tray-30 Picks, Gem Light

These trays are so much fun! With all the pretty picks, it makes your disposable tray look extra special!

 

Easy Egg-Rolls

You can also make mini egg rolls with won ton wraps

Ingredients:

1 pkg. Cole slaw cabbage

1 minced onion

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. ground ginger

Pinch of pepper

1 Cup minced meat of choice

1 pkg. Egg roll wraps

1.) On large breadboard re-chop cabbage mix to make tiny pieces.

2.) In a large bowl mix together all ingredients except wraps.

3.) In a large Pot bring ¼-1/2 cup of water to a boil, Dump cabbage mixture in pot, cover, turn off heat and let stand 5 minutes.

4.) Drain any excess liquid off cabbage mixture and then fill & roll egg roll wraps. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Serve with rice & a variety of Asian sauces.

Theme Parties!

Doing a Potluck Theme Party can be a really fun and easy way to throw a party. Themes work great for things like beach, Italian, Luau, Mexican or Asian theme parties. Just put on the invitation for everyone to bring a dish to share that fits into the theme.

Sunshine Grill

Honorable Mention winner of Better Homes & Gardens Time tested Recipes Contest.

Ingredients:

1 large can frozen pineapple-orange juice

1 tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. soy sauce, divided

1 tsp. cayenne

1 Cup brown sugar

6-8 Pork shoulder steaks or 8-12 chicken pieces

water

1.) Combine ¼ of juice concentrate, garlic, 1 tsp. soy sauce, ½ tsp. cayenne and about 2 Tbsp. water in a large zip-lock bag and mix well. Add pork and shake, refrigerate 6 hours to overnight.

2.) Combine remaining juice concentrate, 1 tsp. soy sauce, ½ tsp. cayenne, brown sugar and just enough water to moisten in a small bowl. Cook pork on hot grill basting with sauce during last half an hour of cooking time.

Grilling On The Go!

A small tapletop grill can be easy to transport to picnics and outdoor parties.

Dispoable Grills

Disposable grills can be great for fun foods like kabobs!

Easy Enchiladas

These are easy & yummy for any fiesta!

Ingredients:

1 lb. hamburger

1 pkg. Taco seasoning

1 large can Hormel chili with beans

1 Cup chopped onions

1 pkg. Corn tortillas

1 lb. shredded mozzarella

1 lb. shredded cheddar

Instructions:

1.) Brown hamburger with ½ of onions and taco seasoning, drain fat.

2.) Add chili, remaining onions, ½ of the cheese & ½ a chili can of water & mix well.

3.) Fill tortillas with scoops of meat mixture & roll, placing side by side in a cake pan. Pour remaining chili mixture over enchiladas and sprinkle top with remaining cheese & bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.

Party Trays

Potluck Tips & Tricks

Easy Potluck Ideas

Party trays are an easy way to contribute to a potluck party. Most grocery stores sell pre-made party trays.

* Party trays are perfect to people who don't have the time or the ability to cook something up.

* Veggies, sliced meats, cheese or fruit trays are always welcome at any party.

* Sandwich trays are easy to make and can be a fun way to get kids involved in helping make food for the party.

* You can make a quick easy dessert tray by visiting the local bakery and getting a variety of cookies, cupcakes and bars.

* Condiment trays are easy and always welcome. Make tray with a selection of pickles & olives, nuts & candy or even a variety of dips.

* Get creative and make combo trays, meats & cheese, cheese & fruit, or veggies and olives all go nicely together.

* Shrimp trays are always easy and impressive as a dish to share.

Best Baked Bean Casserole

This is my most requested recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb. bacon

1 lb. Hamburger

1 roll Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage

2-3 large cans Bush's Baked beans

1 chopped onion

1 Tbsp. ketchup

2 Tbsp. BBQ sauce

2 tsp. yellow mustard

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. liquid smoke

¼ tsp. cayenne

Dash of ground cloves

1 tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. oregano

1 whole 2 pound bag of brown sugar (really, trust me on this, I know it sounds like a lot, but this really is what makes or breaks this recipe)

Instructions:

1.) Cut bacon in 1-inch squares and fry crispy and set aside. Brown hamburger & sausage in bacon grease, drain fat and put into a large pot with all ingredients except bacon.

2.) Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 30-45 minutes, add bacon and simmer 5 more minutes.

Can be put in a crock-pot for parties.

Invest In A Good Slow Cooker

Focus Electrics West Bend 84905 Oblong Slow Cooker, 5-Quart
Focus Electrics West Bend 84905 Oblong Slow Cooker, 5-Quart

This slow cooker is so cool! It's a slow cooker that can be used as a crock pot, but the cooking pot can be removed from the base and used separately in the oven as a roaster or on the stove-top as a big pot.

Also the base of this cooker can be used as a griddle, That really works, how cool is that. Also it comes with the nifty carrying case for potlucks!

 

Peanut Butter Spice Cookies

Crispy and spicy...makes peanut butter cookies even better!

Ingredients:

1 Cup butter or margarine

1 Cup peanut butter

1 Cup brown sugar

1 Cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

2½ Cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

Instructions:

1.) Cream together all wet ingredients then dump all dry ingredients on top of wet and then mix together by hand until dough no longer sticks to fingers.

2.) Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in cinnamon, ginger & sugar mixture. Set balls on a cookie sheet and press down with fork. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.

Makes 5-dozen cookies.

Premade Treats

Gift Baskets filled with goodies are perfect for those of us who just don't have time to bake!

Everyone Loves Cookies!

Aunt Mary's Famous Chicken Salad

This salad is amazing!

Ingredients:

1 box of large pasta rings

1 whole chicken

1 Cup green grapes

1 Cup red grapes

20 oz. Can of pineapple tidbits

1 short cup of thinly sliced celery

1 Cup slivered almonds

1 Cup Miracle Whip

2 Tbsp. Sugar

½ tsp. mustard

½ tsp. salt

Onion salt to taste

Instructions:

1.) Boil whole chicken with some onion, whole peppercorns, parsley, salt, celery tops and chicken base. This also leaves you with a nice broth to freeze for gravies and such.

2.) Cool chicken and then cut into bite size pieces.

3.) Sauté almonds in butter until browned, set aside.

4.) Cut grapes in half, grapes must be sweet or salad will be ruined. If needed sweeten grapes in sugar.

5.) Drain pineapple well.

6.) Combine Miracle Whip, sugar, mustard, salt & onion salt in large bowl.

7.) Add all other ingredients and chill 3-4 hours before serving.

Make & Take Food Carriers. - Insulated Food Carrier

These are a great investment & make bring hot or cold food to parties a breeze.

Double Decker Food Carrier - Keeps food hot or cold!

Potluck Tuna Salad

The green olives are what makes this salad so good!

Ingredients:

2 Large cans tuna in oil, drained

2 boxes tiny ring noodles, cooked & cooled

1 onion, minced

1 carrot, grated

1 jar, stuffed green olives, sliced

1 jar dill relish

5 celery stalks, diced

1 cup frozen peas

½ tsp. garlic powder

10 radishes, halved & sliced

2 tsp. black pepper

1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped or flakes

2 Cups Miracle Whip

1 tsp. horseradish

1 tsp. dill weed

1 tsp. celery seed

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix

Instructions:

1.) Slice & dice veggies while noodles cook; mix all ingredients together in a large container. Cover & refrigerate overnight. Peas will thaw by serving time.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am enjoying this .

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Yummy, yummy!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      You have great recipes here, I love potlucks! .

      Thanks - great lens.

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      Awesome Potluck Party Guide. Blessings.

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      Yse, I love potlucks! I found some great ideas for my next party on this lens!

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      biggking lm 5 years ago

      good food

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Total inspiration - pinned too

      http://pinterest.com/pin/85286986663712431/

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      MamaRuth 5 years ago

      I love potlucks! In fact, I was just trying to decide what to take to a family gathering this weekend. I think I'm going with my favorite macaroni salad, but I do plan to try some of your recipes soon. I really liked the way your baked bean recipe looks!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Yes, I like potluck, we always have unexpected foods from someone.

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      Natural_Skin_Care 5 years ago

      I prefer a menu cause people tend to get creative, but I do like that Broil King you spotlighted up top.

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      Vlad 5 years ago from USA

      I don't know... after seeing that pig head I suddenly lost my appetite :)

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      katieross 5 years ago

      who doesn't love a potluck? Great information for my housewarming party next week!

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      LadyCharlie 5 years ago

      Great Lens...sounds like a big fun! Blessed

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      We always have them when we have church meetings.

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      tomazg 5 years ago

      I think Potluck is great! I'm planning it for my next party.

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      A potluck is a good idea when a lot of people are coming to a party or gathering. Thank you for sharing some recipes, I will try some of them.

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      Dana Marie 5 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      great ideas for parties...thanks for sharing I will be using some of these real soon.

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      All my parties and BBQs are pot-luck. A lot more fun, and easier on the pocketbook. Nice ideas!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great ideas for potluck foods! My wife is going to try the easy egg rolls!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      I love the energy you bring to your writing - it exudes from every sentence and photo! These recipes sound amazing and I'd love to attend (and bring something to pass) one of your potlucks! Kudos on a great lens!!

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      Great lens! Thanks for some great ideas!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens, full of ideas!

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      I love the kiddie pool idea, and your recipes look great, too!

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      dann7trdro lm 5 years ago

      yumm yumm yummy

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      I just had to Pin the roast pig. Those glasses look so cool.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Yum-Makes me want to have a party--love the recipes :>)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not seen disposable grills before. Will definitely try some of these.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      OMG!!!! This has so much great information! Loads of recipes I'm going to try! Blessed!

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      potlucks are great, wish more people would have them

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love your ideas. I was looking for potluck recipes

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great tribute to the party finger foods! enjoyed reviewing your lens this morning.

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      Formosangirl LM 5 years ago

      Hope to try some of your recipes. Thanks!

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Some great recipes here...and tips, too. Thanks!

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      That's some family you have there and I'm spoilt for choice with the graze.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Lots of great ideas here! I never would have thought about the wading pool or the underbed totes for keeping foods cool. What a terrific idea! I also found several recipes I want to try. Those peanut butter cookies sound delicious!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love this lens! Blessed!

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      LikinTrikin LM 6 years ago

      Great idea and wonderful recipes....will definitely try a few. Angel bessings for the holidays

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks good!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      We love Potluck too, and all our family gatherings are shared food:) Beautiful job on this lens!

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      When I was young, we had an active Grange (Lake Earl Grange #577 to be exact) and between that and church and impromptu family gatherings, we were feasting pot luck style quite often. We had some darned good cooks in our Grange! Sadly, at lest to me, nobody seems to really COOK for pot lucks these days. It's all heat and eat, or toss it together quickly ... but when I was young, pot luck was really a time to pull out your best tricks and show off your cooking skills. I miss those happy pot lucks from my childhood.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautifully crafted lens, yummy recipes and great ideas for potluck parties. For big families, potluck is definitely the way to go. Thanks for sharing this...very well done! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I really love the layout of this page! And this is so true "The Flavor is in the Fat!"! I had Potluck a couple of time, once I remember, it was not well planed and we ended up with mostly desserts (my father was happy)

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      Fabulous recipes and ideas, and I love the lens design too! Blessed with a lucky leprechaun!

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      editionh 6 years ago

      I never heard of potluck, but probably would like it:).!

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      dismantlerepair 6 years ago

      Good morning Mysticmama! Another great lens of yours I have stumbled upon :). Can I just ask how you managed to get that font? It looks very nice. *liked*

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      Paula Morgan 6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      wow there are some great recipes here. We don't really do potluck dinners in Sydney but I think I might just try to arrange one.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I was just visiting my building manager last evening (what a sweetheart she is), and mentioned that I missed going to pot luck dinners. Guess its only I that can change that. These is a very good lens with lots of great ideas for pot lucks. It sure has made me hungry! x

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      They love potlucks out here in the Northwest, I think every party is a potluck out here.

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      All recipes sound yummy, I love food that can make you fat adn not leave you hungry after you ate all of it!:) Besides, the lens looks great, in design!

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      Mythbuster2009 6 years ago

      Totally hungry after reading this lens, these recipes and tips, and after looking at the gorgeous pictures of potluck dishes.

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      CofCJenny LM 6 years ago

      These look like awesome foods to try.

      And I can't believe you had that many people at your last family reunion! I thought our family was big..that's just crazy!!

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      I love a good potluck! So much variety to choose from...LOL your baseball dip dish has me puzzled...I was like "huh?, what does baseball have to do with potluck?" until I read it was a dish...so realistic looking! :o) ...thanks for sharing and thank you also for visiting my Unique Kitchen Gadgets lens...I appreciate your visit and comments.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Nice lens. I can't wait for summer.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Nice lens. You have a slight typo: Dispoable Grills

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens! I completely agree, don't try to fight the fat and lose the flavor, just keep your portions small and really enjoy the full flavored taste.

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      jgall34 lm 6 years ago

      I enjoy having a potluck because you get a variety of a lot of great food. thanks for the ideas

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      jolou 7 years ago

      I like the baseball glove chip and dip set. Yes I love a potluck too. You get to sample other people's cooking, and it's not too much work for one person. Great lens.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens. Blessed.

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Fantastic! I am so glad I have just eaten or I might have had to go raid the kitchen! Fabulous ideas!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      What a great lens. This is something new as we have what's called a buffet style of do and people bring plates of food to parties to share. On family occasions the cooking is usually just left up to the host. Love the recipes and will certainly be trying them out. The Parmesan chicken wings look really great, might make those to take over to my sons on Christmas Day. Well done, love the pics, 5*, fave and lens rolled.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Thank you for your friendship, Bambi! Your lens has been featured on:

      A RocketMoms Thanksgiving Day Feast :)

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I love to eat at a potluck but I hate participating in it. I want to be the bring the booze girl. Potlucks are a challenge for me. It would be so simple if they had a bottleluck option. Great lens. Maybe this will help my potluck issues.

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      What a fantastic lens! I too come from a big family and we do potlucks for just about every function. It works out great and I see that you use some of the same kinds of recipes that we do. I loved the hazardous to your waistline warning - very clever. 5*!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      yumm....i'm getting hungry !

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Very colorful lens! I love it! Great ideas too!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Good tips, thank you

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Wow... you put a lot of work into this! Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Welcome to the Culinary Favorites From A to Z group. Don’t forget to come back and add your lens to the link list so that it will appear on the group page! I think featuring all of those ideas on keeping your food cold was a great idea!

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      Davidfstillwagon 8 years ago

      terrific lens! I love how you changed the text colors and the graphics were really good. the recipes looked pretty good too.

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      Davidfstillwagon 8 years ago

      terrific lens! I love how you changed the text colors and the graphics were really good. the recipes looked pretty good too.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Great party ideas and super yummy looking recipes! Lensrolling to Southern Crock Pot Recipes! Blessed by an angel, too!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me! This is fantastic. I love all the colors, pictures and neat party ideas and recipes. It is wonderful. We used to use my canoe to ice down drinks, etc. at big gatherings.

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      drifter0658 lm 8 years ago

      Dang.....This is awesome. Reminds me of my parties, which will begin shortly.

      I like the wheelbarrow trick for a drink cooler. Roll that sucker out of the sun, but keep it close to the party.

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      Simeyc1 8 years ago

      I'm coming to your house for my next party!!! Great Lens! 5* I Lensrolled it to my Guinness Lens!

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      Excellent lens, makes me wish I had a large family, there just aren't enough of us to have this sort of party 5*

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      Excellent lens and great recipes! :) Blessed by an Angel!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a fantastic lens! Everything looks so good! Potlucks are the best!

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      RTAnderson 8 years ago

      Om nom nom nom! Beautiful lens, beautiful recipes. I am one of those people who expresses love with food and potlucks are a great opportunity to share the love.

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      MikeMoore LM 8 years ago

      Very nice lens. The pictures and colours rock!

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      great ideaS!

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Great lens... food looks delicious!

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      really nice job on this lens!

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      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      Yes, our family does potlucks, too...it's more fun! Your lens makes me hungry!

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      Wir55 8 years ago

      Everything looks so yummy!

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      What a fabulous party lens! I love it! Great ideas that I will will using at my next get together! Wonderful job!