Hibachi grills and ramen are so passe. Hop on the next Asian food craze to hit America: hot pot. The Woks Of Life gets it right with a spicy broth base made with ginger, garlic cloves, and peppers. As soon as it simmers, pop in thinly sliced beef, shiitake mushrooms, noodles, bok choy, and the works. Guests will be all over this steamy do-it-yourself dinner.
Switzerland knows how to fondue -- especially cheese. Lauren Caris Cooks re-creates the addictive favorite using Gruyere, Swiss, Appenzeller, and some white wine. Jump right in with pears, crusty bread cubes, and even pickles.
We're not one to condone sweets before supper, but when it comes to this Candy Bar Fondue from The Magical Slow Cooker, it's dessert first. Just toss in the goods (Milky Ways, anyone?) and watch them melt away. Pretzel sticks and graham crackers make the ultimate dippers.
Let's be honest: we didn't pick this One-Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese just for the kids. The Girl On Bloor curbs your nostalgic cravings with a four-cheese mac made for topping. Go Tex-Mex or full-on veggie -- either way, this mac and cheese bar will be the talk of the party.
You won't have an excuse for buying the bagged stuff after seeing this easy-peasy Chex Mix recipe from Gimme Some Oven. Look to your BFF (aka your slow cooker) and pantry staples like pretzels and cheerios to make the mix. Ten minutes of prep and a whole lot of deliciousness beats a trip to the store any day!
Nothing says 1960s like fondue. Naive Cook Cooks gets things bubbling with her 3 Cheese Truffle Oil recipe -- and trust us, it's every bit as good as it sounds. Keep it fresh by using apples, grapes, and celery as dippers.