Monday, January 31, 2011


The Theme is: Potluck Ideas for Super Bowl Sunday

The kids at the Summer BBQ Kick-Off
in our beautiful backyard!
We are the get-together house and pot-lucks are very common around here. Super Bowl, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July and so many other holidays. Our house is always a gathering of family and friends who come over to BBQ, swim, watch a football game, play a little poker and just have fun being together. It's even my kids favorite time, they love when other people come over. Last year my 11 year old son, came to me to and said "mom we need to have a BBQ to kick off the summer", we did and it was a blast!

This year on Super Bowl we are going to a friends house to watch the game and to celebrate a birthday. It will be a pot luck and the list of food that should be arriving already sounds wonderful: Macaroni Salad, Chips & Salsa, Homemade Cookies (from me: White Chocolate Lemon Cake Cookies), Pineapple French Bread and Candy Apple Salad. It all sounds delicious!

What are you doing for Super Bowl this year? What is your favorite Potluck food? We'd love to hear from you. I am hoping to get some great ideas from all the link-ups from this week's linky party! And did you get a chance to see last week's amazing SOUP link-ups, there is over 61 soups to choose from (and you can still get in on it.. TODAY is the last day to link-up).
I have so many recipes that I would bring to a potluck and many of them have already been shared here on my blog, so I thought I would highlight my favorites, plus share a family recipe that my husband loves, his moms Chocolate Camping Cake.

This is the ONE and ONLY thing my mom brings & it's the most requetsed too! Mom's Potatoes
A new dip we tried Caramelized Onion Dip (hot dip)
Check out these Crock-Pot Recipes from THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS great for a Pot Luck !
Looking for something healthy: Healthy Cobb Salad
We NEVER throw a party with out this: Pan Fried Onion Dip
And lasty if you are looking to bring a dessert, how about a PIE from THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS!

Camping Cake
recipe is from my mother-in-law, she's been making this since before my husband was born over 50 years ago and it is still a family favorite for many.... and now my 11 year old has taken this over as "his favorite cake too"... this is always my husbands birthday cake I bake every year, besides making it 10 or 12 times throughout the year for pot lucks and "just because"

1 box Deviled Food Chocolate Cake Mix
1 box of Jello COOK & SERVE Pudding (can NOT be instant; either size box is fine, I use big box)
Chocolate Chips
Walnuts (or favorite nuts)

Not alot of directions to this cake and you'll be amazed at how easy it is! Make the pudding according to the directions on the box (the cook & serve, add the milk and cook on the stove; yea, that's the one!). Then add the dry cake mix to the cooked pudding and mix well (you do NOT add anything else, no eggs, no oil, no nothin'). Pour into a greased 9x13 pan, sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts (about 1/2 a bag, more if you'd like). Bake. (approx. 30-35 minutes; I usually follow the cooking directions on the back of the cake box) Cut & Serve! The cake is extemley moist and everyone loves it!

This is a BLOG HOP PARTY so please hop
around and read all the POTLUCK/SUPERBOWL ideas!

Here is a complete list of the past weeks and a list of what's coming up on This Week's Cravings!

Everyone is invited, if you don’t have a blog, then please post your recipe HERE in the comments for others to see.

Please only link recipes with this theme!
This week's theme is: POTLUCK/SUPERBOWL

This is your chance to share your FAVORITE POTLUCK RECIPE!

The SIMPLE Rules: (Click for complete list of guidelines for This Week's Cravings)

1. Please stick to the THEME and only link up recipes that go with our theme for the week. 

2. Add our button and/or a DIRECT link back to this post, inside of your post (not just on a wall of linky parties, this is rude and doesn't allow YOUR readers to come back to the linky party and see all the fun recipes! Which this is the intent of a linky party in the first place).

3. Also we'd love for you to hop around and visit the other link-ups! After all it's a BLOG PARTY and it's not fun for everyone linking up if you don't hop around and say Hello!!!

PLEASE follow the simple rules, so everyone can enjoy the linky party! If you forget to link back or add a button IN YOUR post you will receive a gentle reminder to add it, before we delete your post! THANKS A MILLION!

This Week's Cravings Past & Future Recipe Links
This is a BLOG HOP PARTY so please hop around
and read some GREAT recipes!


  1. That cake sounds really good - I'm going to have to give it a try!

  2. Hi Tina!
    This week I am sharing a really great tasting and healthy recipe- Artichoke Heart and Olive Dip.
    Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  3. Thanks for hosting! My pasta dish could feed a crowd.


  4. I am going to try this next time we go camping. I think it will do great for dutch oven cooking.

  5. Do you use the small or large box of jello?

  6. Thanks for hosting this! You have a great site!

  7. **Stunned Silence** freaking brilliantly delish!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday.

  8. Just found your Camping Cake. Does it call for the small of large box of pudding? Want to try it and I don't want to use wrong size. Thank you


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