Perfect Potluck

A potluck is one of the easiest and most relaxed ways to entertain. Everyone—including the host—will enjoy great company and wonderful food. And when it comes to guests, the more the merrier. Potluck dishes are intended to feed a crowd, so it's no problem if someone wants to bring a friend or two at the last minute.

Organizing a potluck is a breeze. The host typically provides a hearty main dish, like our smoky beef chili, and asks guests to bring complementary appetizers, side dishes and desserts. Arrange the food buffet-style on a table or sideboard. If you have room, set dining tables beforehand, or simply invite guests to fill their plates and sit wherever they're comfortable. Any way you serve it up, a potluck is a foolproof formula for good times.