6 Potluck Recipes You Haven't Tried Before (But Need To)
The trick to nonboring party food? Dips, sides, appetizers and desserts that are slightly familiar yet have a significant "wow" factor, too.
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A Brand New Way to Do Sour Cream and Onion Dip
This over-the-top accompaniment for ridged potato chips from Classic Recipes for Modern People
proves that sometimes, more is more. The dip starts with the basics—sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder—yet goes way beyond the predictable workhorses, incorporating buttermilk, fresh dill and chives, sweet Spanish paprika and crumbled blue cheese, so it delivers a perfect mash-up of sweet and salty tastes. The pièce de résistance is a garnish of fried shallots.
Get the recipe: Ultra Mega Dip