Category: Potluck Parties

Potluck Parties

Big Game Pulled Pork Quesadillas

CHECK OUT OUR 10 Best Super Bowl Snacks AND Vegetarian Super Bowl Buffet! The Super Bowl is coming up, and it’s bound to be a good game. We hear people are excited. What do we have to contribute? Cool old Giants sweatshirts, lots of team spirit, some luck to the office pool, and food. Together with Food Network […]

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Potluck Parties: Cheesy White Bean Dip

OTHER WARM DIPS: Panko-Crusted Spinach Dip; Ali’s Southwestern Artichoke Dip; Gooey Mexican Dip Back on the hottest weekend this summer, that week in July when the wind stopped and the temperature never once dropped below 100°F during daylight hours, Alex and I journeyed even further south than our overheated New York to Philadelphia, to meet […]

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Oscar Night True Grits

EVENT: Oscar Night! VENUE: The Couch, In Front of the TV PARTY SIZE: 10 TYPE: Best Picture-Themed Potluck Party MENU: True Grits with Southwestern Shrimp; Fighter Black Eyed Peas; Blackened Swan; King’s Cake I love watching the Oscars. And perhaps it is this love that has dissuaded me from ever hosting an Oscar party. You […]

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Potluck Parties: Meatless Monday Roasted Eggplant Sandwiches

EVENT: A Stormy Philharmonic in Central Park/Indoor Picnic VENUE: Jackie’s Apartment, Gramercy PARTY SIZE: 10 TYPE: Cultural Parkside Picnic, Turned Coffee Table Buffet MENU: Roasted Eggplant Sandwiches with White Bean Spread and Chive Pesto; Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches; Pomodoro Fresco Pasta Salad; Wine & Cheese One of my favorite summer evenings since moving back to […]

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Potluck Parties: Naptime Cocktail Cruise

EVENT: Naptime Cocktail Cruise VENUE: Kelsey Banfield’s Boat, Martha’s Vineyard PARTY-SIZE: 6 TYPE: Casual Summer Sail MENU: Ina’s Guacamole (Kelsey); Gorgonzola & Pear Toasts (Kelsey); Pesto Shrimp “Lollipops” Last summer, I tweeted about making one of these rainy day salads on Martha’s Vineyard. Or, perhaps it was a tweet about how Obama’s security helicopter circling […]

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Potluck Parties: Perfect Veggie Picnic Fare

Act natural, colorful, warm! EVENT: Cara and Phoebe’s Quarter-Life Kitchen Photoshoot #2 VENUE: Central Park PARTY SIZE: 4 TYPE: Saturday Picnic MENU: String Beans with Mustard Dressing and Cured Shallots; Pomodoro Fresco Pasta Salad; Hard Boiled Egg Sandwiches; Carrot Raisin Cookies Recently, we staged a picnic photoshoot for our book. Though the food, the friends, […]

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Potluck Parties: Passover

EVENT: Passover Seder VENUE: BGSK’s Extended Households PARTY SIZE: 9; 37 (plus Elijah, obviously) TYPE: Long, Drawn-Out Culturally Significant Dinner MENU: Matzoh Ball Soup; Brisket; Potato Kugel with Sauteed Shallots; Nutty Passover Puffs My Aunt Jennifer is responsible for most of my formative memories of brisket, and most of my positive experiences with passover. The […]