Summer may be ending, but there are still so many reasons to celebrate. Get ready to chill out this weekend at a Labor Day potluck or any fall weekend for a Game Day Tailgate. Of course, you never really need an excuse to party, just make sure there are good friends, lots of laughter, and plenty of yummy eats.
Check out the easy and delicious recipes from our members below - they are perfect to bring to any get-together. Plus, enter to win this travel food carrier with bonus containers (valued at approximately $50) to keep your food the perfect temp, wherever you take it.
Add spice to this party staple with your favorite buffalo or hot sauce, plus ranch dressing. This recipe, from SheSpeaks member Freesocial2011, is a great appetizer or party side. Serve them with your buffalo wings, or dress them to taste more like them, by sprinkling celery chunks, carrot bits, and blue cheese on top.
Get the taste of a classic hoagie without having to order the 6-foot sandwich. Thanks to this recipe from 6grands, this spread is a fun way to make your guests happy. Just dice the meat and cheese, and then mix it with mayo and seasonings. Voila! Delicious!
This is the ultimate party food. Kids will think they are made for them, but adults will love them just as much. Try this recipe from trecib that turns mac & cheese into a finger food.
This next dish can be served many different ways. Put it out on its own as a bean salad, with chips as a dip, or on top of burgers as a salsa. We love that you can add or remove ingredients, based on your own taste. Plus, it can be left at room temperature and it won't spoil in the heat. Get the recipe from baseballgal here.
This perfect potluck salad is made from orzo, fresh veggies and feta. If you want, add a protein to make it a more hardier side, or even serve it as a main dish option. Thanks go to shaktimom for this versatile recipe. It's simple to make, and you can vary the ingredients to your liking.
If you want something simple that looks special, try these roasted chickpeas. They'll be hard to resist. The recipe by Jwyatt2328 uses smoked paprika, but feel free to add or mix different spices like cinnamon, cumin or curry. Even better - bring a few different versions, and see which one the crowd likes best.
*One lucky commenter, Tweeter, Recipe-writer, Recipe-commenter or Instagrammer will be chosen at random to receive a Thermal Insulated Hot and Cold Food Carrier (approx value $50). Giveaway is open through September 16th, 2018 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
Update: Thanks to everyone for entering! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member jehousel.
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My favorite dish to bring is veggie tray with hummus and mini mac and cheese for the kid, got to have soemthing for everyone
My favorite tailgate recipe is buffalo chicken dip. Yummy! 😁
I usually just bring a veggie tray with meat cheese and crackers to the potluck. It's something for everyone that way and less hassle for me but when I bake something everyone loves my apple crisp or french toast casserole
I do a mean Spicy Thai Chicken Thigh.
I love buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips!
I love to make pasta salad. It's easy to make and a crowd pleaser!
I love to make kelbasa and sauerkraut.
I like simple potato salad or cheese quasidillas
BBQ Meatballs in a crock pot with grape jelly. Sounds weird but it's good.
Pigs in a blanket or vegetable pizza
Oh those Mac & Cheese bites look yummy! I usually bring a dip with either veggies or chips & salsa!
I just use chips. I don't know any recipes... :/
I love a pot of chili
My favorite dish to bring to a potluck is a salad! I spice it up with feta, mandarin oranges, and crasins, and use a citrus balsamic dressing. I always get great reviews!