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Old 05-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hello i am new to this website and i am looking for a recipe or suggestion on something quick and easy to take to a pot luck for Mothers day? Can anyone please help me?

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Mayo based potato salad. Mac-n- cheese. Ham-n-potato casserole. Apple crisp. Blueberry pie.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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Ham and potato casserole. Good call.
I'd go with that, too.

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Old 05-08-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Devilled eggs. Little Smokies in BBQ sauce; cocktail meatballs (you can buy them frozen) in grape jelly mixture; a dip mix of Hormel Chili and refried beans with cream cheese or Velveeta, all can be made and kept warm in the crockpot. Sloppy Joes. Fruit salad. Fruit skewers with cream cheese or caramel dip.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:36 PM   #5
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Buffalo Chicken Legs, Believe me they go quick. And they are easy, fryed or baked.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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Hello i am new to this website and i am looking for a recipe or suggestion on something quick and easy to take to a pot luck for Mothers day? Can anyone please help me?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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Quick and easy always makes me think of maybe a salad. I expect a lot of people will bring heavier food, might be nice to have something lighter.

Personally I would sugest a mixture of your usual salad bits and bobs lettuce, cucumber maybe some bell peppers or shavings of carrot ect and then add nuts (walnuts usually good), feta cheese, grapes/raisins. It's cheap, easy, can't really get it wrong and if you grab two different dressing normally get two for a quid at the supermarket and just put the bottles by the side people can choose what they want. I would suggest maybe get a vinegar based on and an oil based on to cover your bases and everyone's happy. :)

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Old 05-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #8
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Greetings and welcome, txmom and amazondebs.

Tx, how about a batch of brownies? It doesn't seem to matter how many brownies show up, they're nearly always welcome to the pot luck. Maybe a batch with nuts and one without nuts. Don't really even have to frost them, but that's a plus.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #9
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How about a 6 cup salad!

1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup mandarin orange segments, drained
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup green seedless grapes
1 cup sour cream
1 cup white miniature marshmallows

Dump, stir, refrigerate!

Mix it up 3 or 4 hours before serving time so the marshmallows dissolve into the salad.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
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This is a little different: Paula Deen's Orange Brownies. They're really delicious.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #11
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my most often requested dishes for pot luck are crock pot pulled pork, meatballs and sausages in tomato sauce, manhattan clam chowder, or turkey or chicken sausages and peppers.

i can give a recipe for any of these, or point to their oosting if you're interested.

the easiest is the crock pot pulled pork, and there's never any left.
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Oh gosh these are such good recipes .
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:20 PM   #13
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This time of year, I'd take a big platter of washed fresh strawberries ready to be dipped into a bowl of whipped cream cheese mixed with an equal amount of marshmallow cream, that can be found in a jar at the grocery. The combo is perfect and not too sweet. The platter looks impressive and couldn't be easier.
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mmm, that sounds great, k-l. the cheese must cut the sweetness if the marshmallow and give it body.

i'm going to try that soon. strawberry season will be upon us here in the mid-atlantic shortly, due to a cool but dry spring.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #15
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The dish I'm always asked to bring is my hamburger BBQ.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #16
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My favs are Loaded potatoes casserole and my jello salad
Loaded Potatoes casserole (make double cause they go fast !)
2 (16oz) containers sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits (not bacos )
2 packages Ranch Dip mix
1 large (28 - 30oz) bag frozen hash brown potatoes - shredded kind
Combine first 4 ingredients, mix in hash browns.
Spread into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes.

Jello Salad

1 large container of small curd cottage cheese (even people that don't love this salad)
1 large container of cool whip
1 lg pkg jello ( I mostly use strawberry or orange)
mix them together then add
1 lg can of chunk pineapple drained well
1 -2 lag cans of mandarin oranges well drained.
refrigerate several hours to set.
I like more fruit so I add 2 of each but you decide.
I put pineapple rings with a cherry in the middle and mandarin slices on top to garnish.

a hint on salads taking to keep cool
before making your salad take a bowl that the bowl your are going to make your salad in will fit in. put water in the bottom one place the salad bowl in it and freeze it. after frozen take the salad bowl out make your salad and when ready to go to your function take your bowl of ice with you and then set your salad bowl in it and it will still stay cold.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:38 AM   #17
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That's a great idea, letscook.
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mmm, that sounds great, k-l. the cheese must cut the sweetness if the marshmallow and give it body.

i'm going to try that soon. strawberry season will be upon us here in the mid-atlantic shortly, due to a cool but dry spring.
Give this one a try, too.

2c heavy cream
1/2c sugar
3TBS balsamic vinegar

Whip on medium speed 4-5 minutes
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:22 AM   #19
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for strawberries? i can't quite "picture" how that would taste.
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Decadent.
The sugar really balances out the balsamic vinegar.
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