You've been invited to a barbecue. Now you need to figure out what food to take to the cookout. These are some of the best recipes you can use to be the hit of any party. Easily made in advance and transportable, this collection of hot and cold items, side dishes and desserts make the perfect accompaniment to any gathering. Remember to keep hot items hot and cold items cold.
One of the best ways to get dishes to a cookout is in a cooler. Yes, packed with ice it will stay cold, but filled with hot packs it will keep dishes warm, so you don't have to tie up the oven at the host's house.
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These Carolina-style barbecue beans combine cider vinegar and ketchup to give them that Southern barbecue flavor. While this BBQ bean recipe calls for a can of pork and beans as a base you can use additional lima or kidney beans with some smoked pork to give it a delicious flavor.
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Orzo, a small, rice-shaped pasta, is tossed with a fresh spinach and roasted garlic sauce in this orzo salad recipe. Wilted spinach and artichoke hearts add texture and cheese adds savory flavor. It's a colorful, vegetarian side dish that pairs well with a wide variety of dishes.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Marshmallow treats are one of the easiest desserts to prepare and transport to a barbecue or potluck. This recipe calls for chili chocolate, but you can certainly use semi-sweet chocolate if you'd prefer. Give this unique dessert a try at your next get together.
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Growing up, hash brown casseroles always made it to every family party, cookout, or potluck. However, not all hash brown casseroles are created equally. For some reason, my great aunt always made the best I've ever tried. After years of asking, she finally relented and revealed her secret ingredient. It was nutmeg, and now I'm sharing her recipe for all of you to try. This is truly a quick and easy classic dish to take to any get-together. Enjoy!