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No Refrig - Potluck dish help

Last post Sep 12, 2010 11:09 AM by cooknchic . 5 replies.

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  • No Refrig - Potluck dish help

    Any ideas for a potluck dish taht kids like and does not need refrigeration?


  • Re: No Refrig - Potluck dish help

    Mary,pizza comes to mind.Will think more on it.




  • Re: No Refrig - Potluck dish help

    When I was in Costco today, one of the samples was a simple foccaccia bread round, topped with spinach dip, and then heated until the topping browned slightly, cut into pieces.  For something so easy, it was delicious!  I am so going to make that myself the next time I need a quick appetizer!

    These recipes are also ones that I have made.  They are certainly adaptable to your liking. In fact, I like making French Bread Margherita Pizza that gets raves, but you'd have to decide whether the kids in your group would like that or not.

    French Bread Margherita Pizza

     1 Loaf of French Bread, cut in half lengthwise
    1/2 cup fresh basil chiffonade, lightly packed (chiffonade = cut into thin strips)
    2 large roma tomatoes, sliced
    16 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced
    salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

    Preheat, the oven to 475 degrees F.
    Lightly toast the bread for about 5 minutes. (I butter the bread and sprinkle with garlic for a "garlic bread" base.)

    Top with the tomatoes, basil and cheese.  Bake approx 12 minutes,  Broil a minute or two, if desired, to brown the cheese.

    Serves 6


     For something kids would love:

    Mini Pizzas


    refrigerated biscuits

    tomato or pizza sauce

    grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, etc.)

    pepperoni, or other meat topping (optional)


    Flatten biscuits (a glass bottom works well and makes a rim)

    Spread sauce on biscuits;  add toppings

     Bake at 350 approximately 10 minutes. 



     French Bread Pizza

    Serves/Makes: 6 
    1 loaf french bread
    3 cups Spaghetti Sauce
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
    1 cup mozzarella cheese -- grated
    3 ounces pepperoni slices

    Slice loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Layer sauce. Parmesan cheese, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese on each half. Set oven to broil and/or 550 degrees F. Place bread on baking sheet, and put in the oven. Broil until mozzarella is melted. Cut into serving size pieces. 

    (You can bake at a lower oven temp, if you prefer, which works fine also)





  • Re: No Refrig - Potluck dish help

    Maybe ?



  • Re: No Refrig - Potluck dish help

    Could you do a variety of quick breads? 


    I'll try to find some recipes for you.


  • Re: No Refrig - Potluck dish help

    This is very good!  It's from Pampered Chef:


    Peanutty Chocolate Banana Bread:

    2 C. all purpose flour
    1 C. sugar
    1 T. baking powder
    1/2 t. Salt
    1 C. mashed ripe bananas (about 2 med)
    1/3 C. milk
    1/3 C. peanut butter
    3 T. vegetable oil
    1 egg
    1 C. milk chocolate morsels, divided
    1/3 C. peanuts, chopped

    Preheat oven to 350°. Spray bottom only of full size loaf pan.

    Combine dry ing. together in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients through egg; stir just until dry ingredients moistened.

    Stir in 3/4 C. of milk chocolate chips. Spoon batter into pan.

    Sprinkle peanuts and remaining chips over batter evenly.

    Bake 60 minutes or until cake tester insterted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Loosen sides and remove to cooling rack. Cool completely before cutting.



    Star posted this earlier this week. I made it a couple nights ago. I did use chopped, drained maraschino cherries, added some almond extract, and used chopped almonds instead of walnuts. I think it's very good! I would add a thin glaze with some cherry juice and almond extract next time; just ran out of time this time!

    Subject: Chocolate Chip, Cherry, Banana Bread
    Posted by: starshineeliz Replies: 16 Posted on: 2/6/2005 7:03:27 PM
    From the "Recipes from Friends" board:

    Chocolate Chip and Cherry-Banana Bread

    Chocolate chips and cherries go bananas in a bread that puts a new twist on a classic.

    Prep: 15 min Start To Finish: 2 hr 25 min Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)

    3/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
    1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
    1/2 cup sour cream
    2 eggs
    2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup halved red and green candied cherries
    1/2 cup chopped nuts

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 1 loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches, or 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, with shortening; lightly flour. 2. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well mixed. Beat in bananas, sour cream and eggs. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips, cherries and nuts. Pour into pan(s). 3. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (if bread becomes too brown, cover loosely with aluminum foil about 10 minutes before end of bake time). Cool 15 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan(s); remove from pan(s) to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Use 1/2 cup sugar and 1/3 cup butter. Heat oven to 375°F. Bake 9-inch loaf 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. Bake 8-inch loaves 45 to 55 minutes.

    Vanilla Raisin Bread

    2/3 cup raisins soaked in 3 tbsp vanilla extract for at least 1 hour
    1 1/8 cup milk
    1 egg
    3 cups flour
    3 tbsp sugar
    1 tsp salt
    5 tbsp butter or margarine
    1 pkg yeast

    Put all ingreadients including the vanilla in machine and turn on white bread cycle.

    You can add cinnamon if you like.


    Hi Cittie - thank you for a wonderful recipe - it is very moist and yummy - my son would have loved more sugar- lol but i think it is just perfect!


    Chocolate Tea Bread

    1/4 cup butter, softened
    2/3 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1-1/2 cups flour
    1/3 cup cocoa
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup buttermilk
    3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
    Cream butter, sugar and egg in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed just until blended; stir in chocolate chips. Pour into greased 8-1/2x4-1/2x2-1/2 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Thinly slice and serve on platter with tea.