There’s a school bake sale next week, and a potluck at church. You need to take a little something to your new neighbor and dinner for your best friend that just had a baby. Oh, and don’t forget your sister expects a homemade birthday cake! It’s going to be a busy cooking week.
Need ideas for the best potluck recipes, bake sale bestsellers or make ahead casseroles? The Budget Diet girl has favorite recipes for every occasion, and they’re almost all frugalicious and fast. In this age of convenience and fast food, homemade meals and desserts are always welcome.
If you want the perfect dish for any occasion, print this list! By the way, when you click on the name of the recipe, you’ll get a nice and handy printable version.
Happy Cooking & Baking!
Dinner for a New Mom or a Sick Friend
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole – make ahead and freeze!
Bake Sale Bestsellers
Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cookies – THE BEST PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie – who doesn’t love chocolate chip anything?
Cookies & Cream Cookies – easy, peasy because they start with a brownie mix!
Fudge Pie – this pie is made with pantry staples!
Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling – a must for a fall bake sale!
Happy Birthday – Bake It, Don’t Buy It
Carrot Cake – My husband makes this for my birthday every year…it’s a bit time consuming, but impressive! Ideal for a grown-up birthday.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – teens love this, and it’s way cheaper than the store bought one!
Texas Sheet Cake – this cake is big, yummy and faster than a box mix!
Homemade Granola – think beyond the bottle of wine and think about breakfast for your hosts the next morning.
Key Lime Pie – it just tastes like spring!
Football Watching Party
BBQ Chicken Pizza – instead of ordering pizza, make your own!
The Cheese Dip That Will Make You Famous – enough said.
Chicken Chili – use a crock pot to keep it warm throughout the game.
Crock Pot Carnitas Tacos – let everyone make their own taco.
Pepperoni Rolls – a great alternative to pizza.
Queso – the real deal!
Ultimate Nachos – what’s a party without Nachos?
White Chocolate Crunch Snack Mix – use the football m&m’s!
Pumpkin Cheesecake – as good as The Cheesecake Factory’s, for a fraction of the cost!
Do you have any signature recipes that friends and family have come to expect for certain occasions?