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Jun 25, 2018I'm bad at potlucks. I never remember to think of stuff to make ahead of time, so I thought maybe this would be a helpful book, but man, this stuff is...weird. I mean some of it looks good, but a lot of these recipes don't really seem like easy things to take for large groups of people and many seem way too fussy or fancy for the vast majority of potlucks normal people are likely to encounter at work or church or family reunions or whatever. So yeah, not super helpful.
Apr 11, 2018Nice little 200 page cookbook with recipes for potlucks or casual dining. She tells you how to prepare each dish, how long it takes to make, how far in advance you can make it, and whether it can go from fridge to table or will need to be reheated. Very comprehensive, I flagged 11 recipes right off the bat to try.
May 01, 2018Pot luck! Great selection of recipes which I hope will make me a starâ€”ha!
Mar 30, 2019I read this for a cookbook club at my local library. Overall I was impressed. This book takes the guess work out of potluck events with specific instructions of what to serve hot or cold & the best ways to transport it. We made a variety of the dishes with the big winners being salmon cucumbers, spicy Brussels salad tart, & the S'mores Bars.
Jan 09, 2019I enjoyed this little cookbook because of the way it was set up. The recipes aren't overly complicated, and each one has a note about "How to Bring It," for make-ahead, reheating, and transport instructions. The author is also good about saying, I used this, but that or the other thing would work just as well. I've marked several pages on my bookmark for recipes that I'd like to try.
Jul 16, 2018I needed this book! I never can think of what to bring to a potluck. The book had lots of good recipes and good directions. And it also has suggestions on how to bring it. Perfect!
Jul 08, 2018It was okay. I liked the different ideas for quick things to make instead of just buying a bag of chips, but some of the recipes are overly complicated, or at least felt that way.
Nov 09, 2019Interesting premise for a cookbook, the "how to bring it" section was useful, some things just work better than others for a potluck dish.
Apr 21, 2018I thought I would like this, but these foods are kind of "out there" for my experience of family or church potlucks. Salmon? Salmon roe? Wine noodles with pine nuts? Kind of puzzling. Maybe potlucks in Iowa are very different. LOL.
Aug 06, 2018This is a gorgeous book with eye-appealing yet straight forward recipes. I most recently made the Tarte Tatin and it was delicious, beautiful, economical and very easy to make. Looking forward to trying the unique flavor combinations in Ali Rosenâ€™s salads next.
Jul 22, 2019Perhaps I am just not fancy enough for this pot luck book, but recipes that include salmon eggs or eggplant towers just don't do it for me. I have 2 or 3 recipes from the main section and the dessert section was intriguing, but the rest is a pass from me.
Apr 10, 2019This has so many wonderful recipes both for taking to a potluck or serving at home whether with company or not. I'd love to buy this but don't really need another cookbook at $25. I just keep renewing it. Tomorrow I'm fixing one of the. Deviled egg recipes. Maybe the one topped with fish roe.
Mar 29, 2018The book is a convenient size and nicely arranged for use in the kitchen. It has a wide range of recipes and additional information at the bottom of most recipes with freezing, thawing, and warming instructions. A lot of times I find myself guessing about if something can be frozen before or after cooking, so it was nice to find that information on each recipe.
Jul 12, 2018I xeroxed a couple of things, but most things were too complex for my abilities.
Jan 01, 2019A unique premise: a cookbook focusing on recipes you bring to gatherings or potlucks. The first part of the book goes into depth about how to best transport food (must report I survived having a large pot of soup spill in my car), None the less, the recipes stand on their own, whether you transport or not.
Jan 09, 2019A great collection of things you can make ahead and take with you. I'm intrigued with some of the interesting combinations of ingredients along with some regular stand-byes that have been created with portability in mind. I think there are a lot of good ideas and I've copied several recipes to try soon.
Mar 19, 2019An easy-to-follow and easily accessible cookbook with recipes for just about everyone. Some folks with tighter dietary restrictions may need to make more substitutions, but there's plenty of fish and vegetable options included for pescatarians and vegetarians. I've made the goat cheese pumpkin pie and a slight variation on the bacon mushroom quiche for family events, and both were a hit!
May 20, 2018This neat little cookbook features potluck recipes, though many of the dishes could be made for families or eaten at home. Most of the recipes can be made ahead, made in less than 30 minutes, or can go from fridge to table. She uses some shortcuts, like frozen vegetables, but mostly these are simple, fresh recipes that are easy to share.
Jan 04, 2019The theme of this book is useful and appealing, and I appreciated the "how to bring it" section of each recipe, which covered storage, temp, reheating, and transport. In that regard, it succeeded at its mission.
Jun 15, 2018Usually recipes for potlucks are very good, but I did not find anything I wanted to add to my recipe collection.
Aug 12, 2018Beautiful cookbook, nothing overly complex (which I was assuming because of the subject matter, but it's nice that you don't need to set aside a whole bunch of time to make anything in this book), and easy-to-find ingredients. I appreciated that it's not the same dishes you always see at potlucks while still keeping things pretty simple (I think - haven't tried anything yet, but copied 18 to try). Not every dish has a photo, but the ones that do are very nice.
Jul 27, 2019I picked this up from our library because I'm always trying to think of yummy items to bring to potlucks. I guess our potlucks are much simpler in this part of the country than where the author is from. Most of the recipes in this book are fairly costly to make with hard to find ingredients, and only serve a handful of people. There were a few recipes that I bookmarked - mainly in the desserts section. I also would appreciate pictures for each recipe, as there were a few that sounded good to I picked this up from our library because I'm always trying to think of yummy items to bring to potlucks. I guess our potlucks are much simpler in this part of the country than where the author is from. Most of the recipes in this book are fairly costly to make with hard to find ingredients, and only serve a handful of people. There were a few recipes that I bookmarked - mainly in the desserts section. I also would appreciate pictures for each recipe, as there were a few that sounded good to try, but as a very visual person I need to see what the end result should look like before attempting; so those recipes, unfortunately, just got skipped over. ...more
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