Party from Your Slow Cooker

Too busy to prep for every party this holiday season? Your slow cooker will save the day! From weekend brunches and game days with friends to Mexican fiestas and cocktail parties -- we've got big-batch recipes for entertaining any crowd.

Game Day Party

Party Playbook 5 hours before party time: Make the Cheddar-Beer Weenies Mix up the Plum Meatballs and Sauage

3 hours before party time: Make the Spinach-Parmesan Dip Make the Hot Wing Dip

30 minutes before kickoff: Whip up the Spicy Beer Marys

Brunch Party

Morning-Ready Routine The afternoon before: Make the yogurt and refrigerate overnight

4 hours before brunch: Get the Caramel Banana Bread Casserole going Make the Crustless Spinach-and-Mushroom Quiche

3 hours before brunch: Start the Sausage and Sweet Pepper Hash

15 minutes before brunch:  Brew the coffee and make Orange-Spiced Coffee cocktails

Cocktail Party

Cocktail Party Plan  The night before: Make the Sweet and Hot Nuts

3 hours before the party: Make the Supreme Pizza Fondue Whip up the Reuben Spread

1-1/2 hours before the party: Start the Slow Cooker Party Mix. Remember to stir! 

30 minutes before party time: Prepare the White Wine Spritzers and garnishes

South-of-the-Border Fiesta

Fiesta 101 7 hours to fiesta: Start the Chili Verde

4 hours to fiesta: Make the Chipotle, Chorizo, Bean Dip Stir together the Cheesy Mexican Fondue

2 hours to fiesta: Make the Strawberry Mojito Cakes 

30 minutes to fiesta: Whip up a batch of Classic Margaritas

Dinner Party

Dinner Party Details The night before: Make and chill the Ginger Orange Cheesecake Stir up and chill the Apple Cinnamon Sangria

6 hours before the dinner party: Start the Honey-Rosemary Roast Lamb

3 hours before the dinner party: Make the Mushroom and Pea Risotto Start the Cherry-Pistachio Brie



Chili Potluck

Chili Potluck Plan The night before: Make the base of The Porcupine (add beer and wine before serving)

8 hours before the potluck: Whip up the Chocolate Chili with Three Beans

4 hours before the potluck: Start the Slow Cooker S'more Cake

2 hours before the potluck: Make the Firehouse Chili Make the Jalapeno Corn Bread


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