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: 4.7 stars
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

Rating: 4.61 stars
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.
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Spicy Baked Potato Casserole

Rating: 4 stars
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: 4.78 stars
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: 4.79 stars
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: 4.52 stars
A sweet, tart, crunchy side dish that is especially nice in the fall.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: 4.64 stars
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: 4.81 stars
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: 4.29 stars
Absolutely delicious. I know it doesn't sound appetizing, but it's unbelievable how tasty it is, and so easy too!

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 4.62 stars
No more dry corned beef! Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you're guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Rating: 4.47 stars
After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.53 stars
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

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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Southern Pimento Cheese

Rating: 4.77 stars

This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes.