Entertaining and Dinner Parties

Get all the recipes you need to throw a fantastic party, including appetizers, cocktails, and what to cook for a crowd.

Staff Picks

Baked Ziti I

Rating: Unrated
A lady I worked with brought this in one day, and it was a hit. Now it is the favorite of all my dinner guests. It's great for a covered dish dinner too. I have made this also without the meat, and it is well received.

Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

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A bright contrast in flavors makes this salad a favorite among friends and family. The yams have a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with the caramelized onions and kale.

Spicy Baked Potato Casserole

Rating: Unrated
I love the idea of stuffed baked potatoes but can't be bothered with the long cooking time or making things look nice and neat. This is my lazy man's version of stuffed baked potatoes... with added zip!

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Rating: Unrated
I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots.

Eaton's Easy Pulled Pork

Rating: Unrated
This is one of the easiest pulled pork recipes I've made. Since my husband was from 'south of the Mason-Dixon line' and raved about pulled pork in Virginia/South Carolina, I had a tough job ahead of me, but he loved it (!) so I guess I passed the test.

Autumn Apple Salad II

Rating: Unrated
A sweet, tart, crunchy side dish that is especially nice in the fall.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated
Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

Rating: Unrated
These small, delicious sandwiches are perfect for any party. They are so good that even the pickiest of eaters will eat these.

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Rating: Unrated
Absolutely delicious. I know it doesn't sound appetizing, but it's unbelievable how tasty it is, and so easy too!

Inspiration and Ideas

Mini Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tarts

Rating: Unrated
Make an impressive appetizer that's easy to share with puff pastry. 

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Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Rating: 5 stars

Mouthwatering grilled chicken fajitas with a little zing. Serve on a bed of mixed lettuces with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream, if desired.