As the saying goes, sharing is caring, and nothing spreads a little love like a potluck gathering among family and friends. Whether you're celebrating the holidays or at a watch party for your favorite team, bring a simple make-and-take recipe for a tasty good time.
Not only does a potluck menu take some pressure off the host, it gives each guest the chance to share beloved recipes and introduce new dishes featuring favorite ingredients. One sure bet for a crowd pleaser is the rich flavor of Musselman's Apple Butter, a classic Pennsylvania Dutch spread made with apples and cinnamon that can add a special touch to your favorite sweet or savory recipes.
Be sure your dish arrives looking as good as it tastes with these tips for smart food transport:
* Keep plastic wrap or foil from touching food on a serving platter by inserting toothpicks to create a tent.
* For hot dishes, such as these Sweet Bacon Smokies, prevent the condensation that accumulates in the lid from dripping on food by wrapping the lid with a small cloth or paper towels.
* Use an insulated cooler to maintain the temperature of a dish for longer journeys, but for a short distance, place the serving dish in a larger pan lined with towels for a hot dish or with ice-filled plastic bags to keep a cool dish chilled.
Find more recipes just right for sharing at musselmans.com.