Potluck Favorites

Posted by on May 10, 2011

I’m one of those people who likes the idea of cooking more than I like the actual execution of it, which is to say…I do it somewhat begrudgingly. My husband, who I suspect is just happy to have something to eat, insists that I’m actually not a bad cook and everything I cook is awesome. God bless him for his ability to embellish…

The fact is I’m not a fancy foodie type AT ALL—I enjoy occasionally straying over to Thai or Indian but primarily, I like comfort foods, casseroles, sandwiches and things that are not terribly time consuming to prepare.

Enter Potluck Favorites, a recipe bookazine that recently appeared in the grocery line. I’d looked at it and was intrigued by the variety of yummy comfort foods so when I was offered a review copy of the same, I of course said “Yes, please” because I already knew it had some recipes in which I was interested.

I kept my copy laying around for weeks, flipping lazily through the 126 recipes and finding my interest peaked mostly by what I was in the mood for RIGHT THEN. I finally handed it over to my husband and said “Circle what you want and I’ll make it for you.”

He circled about half the recipes and I’ve been slowly working my way through them but let me tell you…ALL of them have been good so far. I suppose that’s why they’re potluck “favorites”…heh.

Our faves, meaning things that the adults liked, have been classic mac and cheese, Indian cauliflower curry stew, spicy corn on the cob, caramelized onion and goat cheese panini, east coast muffuletta, inside out burgers with avocado and the three ingredient side dishes—I didn’t include my kids’ preferences because their tastes change radically from month to month.

My official take on Potluck Favorites? Thumbs up, especially if you have a need for foods with broad-based appeal or find yourself frequently invited to potluck dinners.

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