Why Lasagna Is the Worst Dish to Bring to a Potluck
We love a bubbling casserole of pasta and cheese as much as you do, but there's a case to be made for shaking things up at your next party. Here are five amazing alternative ideas.
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A Salad That's Not "Just a Salad"
The stacked salad is another potluck stalwart; also known as the seven-layer salad, it can be the most interesting-looking and widely appealing dish on the table. Somehow, when everyday ingredients—in Thielen's version, beets, potatoes, carrots, eggs, peas and canned tuna—are spread in layers in a glass bowl, they become a whole much greater than the sum of its parts.
Get the recipe: Seven-Layer Russian Salad