Graduation Recipes

Earn top honors with our graduation recipes and party ideas. Fill your buffet with potluck favorites like finger food, pasta and potato salads and A+ graduation desserts.

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Slow Cooker Recipes for Your Graduation Potluck

Look no further for graduation celebration ideas. These slow cooker dips, sandwiches, sides and desserts are sure to get top honors at your graduation party. Let that handy appliance do all the work so you can have all the fun.

20 Personalized Graduation Gifts for Recent Grads

Let's celebrate our newly minted grads! We've rounded up the best personalized graduation gifts you can buy—from custom M&M's to a stamped...


23 College Graduation Gifts for Every Student

Celebrate a huge milestone with these thoughtful college graduation gifts. We have ideas for every person and at every price...


40 Last Minute Potluck Ideas Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

If there's a potluck that you totally forgot about until the last minute, don't worry—we've been there. Here are easy...


Dreamy Fruit Dip

11 reviews

Everyone will love this thick cream cheese fruit dip. Serve it alongside apple wedges, pineapple chunks, strawberries and grapes. —Anna...

Quick Tater Tot Bake

46 reviews

I like to make this dish when time before supper is short. If we have unexpected company, I just double...


64 Make-Ahead Graduation Party Food Ideas

Take the last-minute hassle out of your menu planning with these graduation party food ideas. We have easy recipes...

Blueberry Iced Tea

1 review

I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take...


24 High School Graduation Gifts They’ll Love

Celebrate their achievement—and look forward to the future—with these high school graduation gifts. We found presents at every price point!


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40 of Our Favorite Graduation Cake Ideas

Congrats, grad! We've pulled together some of our best graduation cake ideas for your celebration.


Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...

45 Fresh Mocktail Recipes to Pour Tonight

Just because you're going alcohol-free doesn't mean you should settle for blah beverages. These mocktail recipes are refreshing, sophisticated and...


How to Make Pasta Salad

It's so easy to learn how to make pasta salad. All you need is your favorite pasta shape, a tasty...


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42 Small-Batch Graduation Party Recipes

Celebrate the graduate in the family with these small-batch recipes. From mains to sides to desserts, we've got your menu...


31 Thoughtful Graduation Gifts for Every Student

Skip the pomp and circumstance—these are the graduation gifts they really want.


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The 100 Best Barbecue Recipes You’ll Ever Have

Make the most of warm, summer nights with the most amazing barbecue possible! With everything from ribs to beans, our...

50 Party Recipes So Good You Won’t Have Leftovers

Awesome, you've been invited to a super-fun shindig! Now, what knock-their-socks-off dish can you bring? Any of these incredible party...


38 Favorite Dip Recipes for a Crowd

From spicy taco dip to creamy spinach dip, these potluck dip recipes are ready to party. Each recipe serves 12...


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21 Snacks Made in a Wonton Wrapper

Wonton wrappers: What can't they do? From egg rolls to crab rangoon to crispy cups filled with cheesy, meaty goodness,...


33 Potluck Recipes for Your 13×9 Pan

It's easy to feed a crowd with these 13x9 potluck appetizers, side dishes, breakfast casseroles and desserts. Take one along...


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24 Pasta Salads Like Grandma Used to Make

Looking for pasta salad ideas for a BBQ or picnic? Look no further than Grandma's recipe box.


32 Cool Potluck Salads For Your Summer Cookout

While no backyard barbecue is complete without burgers and dogs on the grill, these delicious potluck salads will be the...


11 Insanely Smart Ideas for Your Backyard Party

From the food you serve to the songs you play, we're sharing the best ideas for making sure your backyard...


46 Recipes That Will Make You Potluck Famous

Need potluck recipes that stand out from the rest? This collection is just what the home-cook ordered. Whip up one...


19 Coleslaw Recipe Ideas That Get Cabbage Right

Think coleslaw is pale, bland and boring? Prepare to be amazed! These mouth-watering slaw recipes from around the world are...

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Apricot-Glazed Ham

5 reviews

Glaze a bone-in ham with apricot jam for a entree that's beautiful and delicious. Any leftovers will make meal planning...


Homemade Brownie Sundaes

I serve this super dessert often at baseball barbecues or whenever I have a large group in. Homemade brownies and...


Shortcake for 50

Folks are always impressed to see these individual shortcakes on the buffet table. They're surprisingly easy to make.—Clara Honeyager, Mukwonago,...


Yellow Layer Cake

17 reviews

Instead of turning to a boxed cake mix, why not try your hand at this easy recipe for a basic...


Corn Puff Caramel Corn

6 reviews

Because you don't need to pop the corn or use a candy thermometer, this is faster and easier than more...


Block Party Beans

5 reviews

—LaDonna Daley, Elyria, Ohio