14 entertaining recipes to make you the host with the most


Got a party, event or just a night in with friends? Pinterest is great, but so are these delicious and totally-worthy-of-your-entertainment-spread recipes.

fried pickles with dip
pan of baked beans with melted, stringy cheese on top
Apricot and Ginger-Glazed Meatballs
sundried hummus with pita and broccoli
cheeseboard with crackers, fruit and grainy mustard
pile of chicken wings with sesame seeds
skillet of chili with cilantro
potstickers on a plate with scallions
bowl of pasta salad with fresh veggies and dill
cheesecake slices with popsicle stick through it
bowl of guacamole with tortilla chips
chocolate chip cookies
muffuletta sandwich stuffed with meat, cheese and veggies

Fried Pickles

Tangy, salty, and crispy—this recipe makes enough for a small group of people, so double or triple the recipe if you really like pickles. And you do, that's why you're here. Get the recipe: Fried Pickles

Pizza Beans

Perfect for a crowd but worthy of the effort of a meal at home, these are the beans of your dreams. Delicious, tomatoey, packed with veggies (we see you, kale) and a healthy dose of melty cheese, pizza beans for life! Get the recipe: Pizza Beans

Apricot and Ginger-Glazed Meatballs

These meatballs are tangy and sweet with a little bit of heat. Spear them with a toothpick at your get-together. Get the recipe: Apricot and Ginger-Glazed Meatballs

Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

If you love the rich flavour of tomatoes, you will love this simple sun–dried tomato hummus. It's infused with oregano and fresh lemon for flavour and a kick of brightness. Bring it to parties, picnics, road trips, and everywhere in between. Get the recipe: Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

The Perfect Cheese Platter

Not just for holidays, a cheese platter or charcuterie board is a friend you want by your side year-round. Here's how to create a legendary cheese situation. Get the recipe: Perfect Cheese Platter

Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

Whether it's for dinner, an appetizer or to bring to the party, these sweet and spicy chicken wings do not disappoint. You can adjust the heat for little palates, too. Get the recipe: Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

Turkey Chili with Barley

Game Day demands chili, we don't make the rules.This one swaps beef for leaner turkey and the addition of nubby barley for nice texture. Get the recipe: Turkey Chili with Barley

Garlicky Cuban Pork

The instant pot does all of the work on this one. But you can go pick up squishy buns, because this pork is best served slider-style. Get the recipe: Garlicky Cuban Pork

Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers

One of the great things about potstickers is their versatility—you can really make the filling out of anything. Kids have fun helping out—set out a bowl of filling, a dish of water and a pile of wonton wrappers, and they'll keep busy helping you get dinner on the table. Get the recipe: Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers

Picnic Pasta Salad

Anything goes when it comes to pasta salad, so feel free to swap for ingredients you prefer or already have on hand. But don't discount this recipe, it's pretty tasty and veggie-packed. Get the recipe: Picnic Pasta Salad

Frozen Cheesecake Pops

Creamy cheesecake turns into an indulgent, ice-creamy pop. Get the recipe: Frozen Cheesecake Pops

Spicy Grapefruit Guacamole

Take your normal guacamole up a notch with the addition of bright pops of citrus. Avocado never had it so good. Get the recipe: Spicy Grapefruit Guacamole

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

The ultimate chocolate chip cookie is dense and chewy, not too cakey, with crisp edges and chocolate chunks throughout. The way it should be. Get the recipe: The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Muffuletta

This stuffed-to-the-brim Italian sandwich can stay in your fridge for several days, making it perfect for the lunchbox. The longer it sits, the better it tastes. Get the recipe: Muffuletta
Fried Pickles
Pizza Beans
Apricot and Ginger-Glazed Meatballs
Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
The Perfect Cheese Platter
Spicy Asian Chicken Wings
Turkey Chili with Barley
Garlicky Cuban Pork
Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers
Picnic Pasta Salad
Frozen Cheesecake Pops
Spicy Grapefruit Guacamole
The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie
Muffuletta

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