Party Food and Drink

Staff Picks

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 27
This Southern gem boasts three incredibly moist layers flavored with canned pineapple and bananas.

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
Our Million Dollar Pound Cake is just that good (really).

Mamie Eisenhower's Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 4
This used to be the go-to recipe for fudge in the 1950s and 60s. Because it took advantage of packaged products from the grocery store, such as chocolate chips, evaporated milk, and a jar of marshmallow cream, this new-fangled fudge was considerably less persnickety than traditional cooked fudge that seems to look for any opportunity to turn grainy.We're told that this fudge was a family favorite of the President and Mrs. Eisenhower, which might or might not be true. It hails from an era when the wives of politicians were often asked to share recipes for family favorites. Sometimes these requests were fulfilled by the wife and other times from a staff assistant. Newspapers across the land printed the fudge attributed to Mrs. Eisenhower shortly after she became First Lady in 1953. The recipe had appeared previously under the name Million Dollar Fudge, but from that point on, this type of fudge was more often called Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge or simply Mamie's Fudge. It became so strongly associated with her that a copy of the recipe appears in the archives of the Eisenhower Presidential Center.By any name, it remains a benchmark for chocolate fudge. It's delicious, creamy, and fool-proof.

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe

Rating: 4 stars 3
This classic recipe works as a dip, spread, or all by itself.

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4 stars 22
With 9 ingredients and 4 steps, this cobbler is our easiest ever.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Rating: 5 stars 5
When you're looking for a delicious layer cake that is easy to make, look no further than this Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

Crispy Cheese Wafers Recipe

Rating: 4 stars 4
Everyone simply loves these wafers because they are extra crunchy.

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 6
A savvy Southern hostess knows this one-dish wonder can save the day.

Reunion Pea Casserole Recipe

This welcoming, over-the-top casserole was designed to satisfy and delight a crowd.

Croissant Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 2
Our Test Kitchen has made dozens and dozens of breakfast casseroles over the years, but this one is our latest favorite.

Chocolate-Zucchini Cake

Rating: 5 stars 1
Throw some zucchini in your chocolate cake!

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
In the South, mac 'n cheese is like everyone's favorite aunt—and this best-ever recipe beats out the rest.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Angel Biscuits Recipe
Rating: 4.5 stars 6

These biscuits taste like they were sent right from heaven to our plate.