I’ve been tasked with bringing a dish to a pot luck gathering on Saturday, and I’m guessing I am not alone this time of year. December could almost be dubbed the “Month of Pot Luck Parties” so I’m here to share some ideas of what you can bring to all your holiday gatherings in the coming weeks.
Oh and I was asked to bring a dessert, but I can’t decide between the Whole-Wheat Madeleines and No-Bake Peanut Butter Dessert Bars … both are just too good! Maybe you guys can help be the tie breaker, what do you think? :)
Appetizers and Sides
- Chopped Salad
This one is at the top of the list for a reason. I’ve made it for multiple group gatherings, and it’s always a HUGE hit! To the point where people will ask you for the recipe … so, go for it!
- Crab and Corn Cakes
This is one of those fabulous dishes that tastes great warm or at room temp … the perfect kind of appetizer when you know it will be sitting out for a couple hours!
- Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cream Biscuits
These are not only my favorite biscuits, but they are the easiest to make. You could even have your elementary-aged children whip these up for you if you don’t have the time.
- Creamy Kale Caesar Salad
Kale is all the rage for health reasons these days, and this recipe is the perfect combo to prove it actually tastes good, too! Add something light to the buffet table with this one.
- Deviled Eggs
If you’re looking for a budget friendly appetizer, this is it! It’s been my go-to for years when it comes to pot luck gatherings because I always have eggs on hand, and they are almost always a crowd-pleaser (especially for those with special dietary needs).
- Whole-Wheat Madeleines
I’ve honestly been looking for an excuse to make these again … so simple, yet fancy and tasty. The lemon flavor gives these “cookies” a lighter flavor than other more-typical desserts this time of year.
- Chocolate Chip Blondies
A twist to your standard chocolate chip cookie … I never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like, and these are no exception!
- 5-Minute Brownies
I’m not sure homemade brownies need an explanation? You’ll definitely come home with an empty dish if you decide to bring these!
- Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake
Nothing speaks “special” like a bundt cake, so this one will stand out on the dessert table or be a perfect addition to a sit-down holiday dinner gathering with friends.
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Dessert Bars
I promise you can never go wrong with these. They’re dangerous to have around my house for too long, so I only make them when I know I’ll get to share with lots of willing people!
So what’s your vote for me to take Saturday night? Whole-Wheat Madeleines or No-Bake Peanut Butter Dessert Bars?