Let’s Talk Potluck! #bookrelease #recipes

My book, The Power of Love, has officially released!! *insert happy dance*

In the book, we attend a holiday celebration where the townspeople bring along their favorite homemade dishes, and who doesn’t love a good potluck?! So in honor of the release, I’m going to share some of my own potluck recipes & tips. I’d love to hear your favorite go-to recipes! Share in the comments!

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BBQ Smokies

  • 1 package cocktail smokies
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard

Combine all ingredients & pour into slow cooker. Cook on low 4 hours.


Pepperoni Roll-Ups

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4-6 flour tortillas
  • 1 bag pepperoni

Combine cream cheese and seasonings. Mix well. Gradually add cheese. Spread about 1/2 cup of mixture evenly onto each tortilla. Place pepperoni evenly across center of each tortilla. Roll up tightly, jelly roll style. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours. Before serving, cut each tortilla into 12 slices.


Sausage Balls

  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350º and lightly grease baking sheet. Combine baking mix and sausage. Gradually add cheese. Mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, flipping after 6 minutes.


Cornflake Candy

  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 7 cups cornflakes

Bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter. Gradually stir in cornflakes. Spread into greased 9×13 pan and let cool. Cut into squares or bite-size pieces.


Here are a few tips to remember:

  1. Be kind in judging others’ dishes. You never know someone’s situation or their abilities.
  2. Never show up empty-handed. Show off your skills! If nothing else, purchase a treat from your favorite bakery.
  3. Not everyone has the best cooking or baking skills, and that’s okay! If you would like to bring a dish that’s semi-homemade, check out your local grocery store and purchase a baking mix! There’s quite a variety of options from cookies to brownies to cupcakes. All you have to do is add a couple ingredients, like eggs and oil, and bake!
  4. If you’re unsure of what to expect, it’s always wise to take something that you know you’re family will eat. This is especially true when you have little ones! For my bonus daughter, I always take chicken fingers and/or macaroni.
  5. Please be on time. I’m a fan of the saying–if you’re not early, you’re late!
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6 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Potluck! #bookrelease #recipes

  1. I love this!

    I’ve got a few go-to recipes that I make for almost every party. It would be hard to list them here, but you can find links to some on my site: https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/recipes/ (Party favorites are cheese balls, spinach cheese squares, touchdown tortillas, pasta salad, and deviled eggs.)

    I always intend to add more, but it tends to happen in spurts. Maybe this weekend I’ll get to more. I haven’t even put my award-winner on there yet. Where do people find time for everything?

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  2. Thank you so much, Staci! I’m going to rush over to your link now! You can never have too many recipes! ❤
    And yes, there is never enough time to do all that we wish we could do.

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