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chickencookie June 30th, 2013 5:30pm

I am planning a party in a few weeks. Do you have any tried and true foods/apps that you know are always a hit? Or what foods have you had at parties that you loved?

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twss trump is a garbage human
07/01/13 8:13 pm

Individual pineapple upside down cakes (check Betty Crocker website) and pumpkin fluff dip (Google).

comppete Las Vegas
07/01/13 3:59 pm

Pulled Pork Sliders! I just made some for a Canada Day party, and it was a big hit. Slow cooked pork shoulder, hand pulled, home made BBQ sauce, Dinner Rolls and Cole Slaw. I received 100% likes.

BeNotAfraid missing my sunrise
07/01/13 5:14 am

Haven't tried it yet, but I read about a twist on traditional Rotel cheese dip. In addition to the block of Velveeta and the can of Rotel tomatoes & green chiles, you also add a block of cream cheese and a can of cream of mushroom soup. Sounds legit.

larkspur one race. human.
06/30/13 7:35 pm

People love when I being my jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and glazed with BBQ sauce, or my homemade Mac n cheese, both which are so fattening I only make them when there are plenty of people to eat them ;)

smithers13228 Sin City
06/30/13 6:57 pm

Epicurious and BigOven are the only two recipe apps I have actually used to make anything.

xmeggiex Maryland
06/30/13 5:24 pm

Get a big bowl with a flat bottom and flat sides. First put in a can of turkey chili. Then layer on some cream cheese (you can use low fat if you're looking for something healthier). Then sprinkle on some shredded cheese.

xmeggiex Maryland
06/30/13 5:26 pm

2-5 mins in microwave, depending on how strong it is. Eat with chips. Soooo good!

xmeggiex Maryland
06/30/13 5:29 pm

It's always a hit with my aunt, who is on a never-ending diet. She says she loves it, and it's a healthy option with the low-fat cream cheese and turkey chili.

xmeggiex Maryland
06/30/13 5:30 pm

And I meant tortilla chips. Can't really imagine eating it with potato chips...

mim formerly 97123
06/30/13 3:51 pm

I have one of those three pot crock pots and one of the best things I did was a chicken dish, a savory bread pudding, and a spice cake in each pot using recipes found on

mim formerly 97123
06/30/13 3:42 pm

Eight ounces cream cheese with pepper jelly on top served spread on crackers is always a hit.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
06/30/13 3:14 pm

Meatballs or little smokies in a crockpot with a jar of chili sauce (found near the ketchup) & a jar of grape jelly - cook until the sauce& jelly are melted together.

mim formerly 97123
06/30/13 3:36 pm

Good with prepared meatballs instead of little smokies.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
06/30/13 3:40 pm

You can also cut up smoked sausage & put it in a crockpot with brown sugar & just enough water to cover the bottom.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
06/30/13 3:10 pm

After reading through through this, I gather you want easy ideas. This is easy. Townhouse crackers with a piece of bacon wrapped around it & baked. I can't tell you how good they are!!!

bMyComrade Beantown
06/30/13 1:44 pm

Tostitos salsa con queso with brown hamburger and dived sweet peppers. A crowd hit.
Watermelon basil margaritas, with frozen watermelon cubes for ice.

ncbuc Get Over It
06/30/13 1:06 pm

My wife makes a cucumber salad that everyone loves. I don't. Lol

I make my moms pico de gallo that is also loved. That I love as well.

leary Dulag Luft
06/30/13 11:48 am

Rocky Mountain oysters are always a conversation starter. With a good hot Pico they can be pretty tasty. Just watch out for the little ones, "because sometimes Señor, the bull, he does not lose. "

1txteacher Dickinson Gator Swamp
06/30/13 1:42 pm

I bet those steers would have preferred the chemical method. ;-)

WanderLost over the rainbow
06/30/13 11:38 am

A good chicken enchilada dip is always yummy with tortilla chips.

1txteacher Dickinson Gator Swamp
06/30/13 11:12 am

Easy sweet that goes a long way because its so rich...

Also great new twist on upscale banana pudding, used 3 pans at my sons graduation party two weeks ago.

1txteacher Dickinson Gator Swamp
06/30/13 1:39 pm

It is my niece helped me make it. i just found the banana pudding link, it has pepperidge farm cookies!

Keldeo Laverre City
06/30/13 11:04 am

Some roast beef, some chicken, a pizza...

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/30/13 10:36 am

Search for a recipe for artichoke and cheese dip - find a hot one - it is delish and people love it

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/30/13 10:34 am

Cream cheese with salsa over the top - people love this. You can use crackers or tortilla chips. And it is so easy - set your block of cream cheese out to soften a bit

chickencookie Biden Crime Syndicate
06/30/13 10:53 am

Just a jar of salsa? Use the whole jar?

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/30/13 11:02 am

Yes - just put the block of cream cheese in a shallow dish and pour a whole jar (or whatever will fit - but you want a lot) of salsa over top

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
06/30/13 3:08 pm

Pepper jelly (store bought) over cream cheese is always a hit, too.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/30/13 3:10 pm

That's true bamagirl

06/30/13 10:32 am

I always make meringues! And what I recently learned is that if you out vertical stripes of food coloring in the piping bag you can get colorful swirled meringues :$

chickencookie Biden Crime Syndicate
06/30/13 10:55 am

Rlands - respectfully and in the most good natured way i decline. You want me to get out pastry bags and pipe meringue. Are you confusing me with Martha Stewart. .

06/30/13 11:21 am

Hahaha that's actually where I got the recipe :) it's really easy. Whip 1/4c sugar for each egg white, add a dash of vanilla, throw it into a plastic bag with a corner cut off and there you go!

chickencookie Biden Crime Syndicate
06/30/13 12:10 pm

This from someone who buys 10 bags of flour at once and thinks thats normal :)

06/30/13 12:12 pm

Hahaha I'm surprised you remembered! I'm about halfway done with it :)

chickencookie Biden Crime Syndicate
06/30/13 4:09 pm

Yikes. What do you spend your life in the kitchen?

06/30/13 4:21 pm

Haha a lot of it, yes! It's probably my favorite hobby. :)