Potluck

Coffee for a Crowd

If you get the job of making coffee at a church social or family reunion, save some time and frustration by inverting the stack of coffee filters. They're much easier to separate that way.…

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Cookies for a Crowd

When you need to make batches of pretty decorated cookies for a church bazaar or holiday get-together, try this technique: Put the icing in clean, empty red and yellow squeeze bottles like…

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Cooking Corned Beef for a Crowd

Fixing St. Patrick’s Day dinner for a crowd, I cook the corned beef in two large pots. When it’s time to start the potatoes and vegetables, I transfer the meat to one pot and still have the…

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Cool Gelatin Salad

During the hot humid days of summer, I love to serve cool gelatin salads, but they seem to sag and wilt in the heat. I discovered if I add one envelope of unflavored gelatin (but no extra liquid),…

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Corn on the Cob, Ready to Go

For a church cookout, I volunteered to bring corn on the cob, hot and ready to eat. We boiled the corn just before leaving for the party, then wrapped each ear in heavy-duty aluminum foil and…

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Cranberry Bars

“I made chewy Cranberry Bog Bars for my students when I was a teacher’s assistant,” recalls Sally Wakefield of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. “The students really liked them. I’ve also made them…

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Crated Cooker

I use a clean milk crate to transport my slow cooker to a potluck. I line the crate with a towel, take the cover off the slow cooker and put foil over it. I set the cooker in the crate with my…

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Crispy Rice Cereal Treats

Coat a flat potato masher with cooking spray, and you can press crispy rice cereal treats into a pan with no mess. Spray the pan, too! —Barbara Jadczak, Horsham, Pennsylvania

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Cupcake Cones

Making batches of cupcakes for a birthday party? Pour the batter into ice cream cones until they’re half full, bake and frost. No messy paper liners to dispose of…and the kids can eat the cones!…

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Cutting a Cheesecake

I always like to precut cheesecake by dipping the knife into hot water and wiping it on a paper towel before making another cut. —Rick Peters, Manson, Iowa

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