Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Best, Easy, Delicious Desserts for Potluck Parties

I didn't like potluck parties. I didn't like how my home-cook dishes look like. They're just not appealing.

One day, I decided I had to fix this --- to learn to make one thing that I could bring. Something that's delicious, easy to make, *and* unlikely that other people would bring.

So I found this 5-star Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe.
It needs very few ingredients, and you basically just mix them together, and it tastes fantastic. Brownie bottom layer, plus cream cheese top layer filled with chocolate chips. Yummy. None of my friends could resist. (Mr. V, you should try it, but don't eat so much. Watch your tummy.)

And I'm using this springform pan. Sturdy and doesn't leak. Hasn't failed me for 1.5 years!

This Christmas, I learned another recipe: Rice Krispies Treat. It needs only 3 ingredients, and 10 min to make (really 10 min, unlike other recipes that lie). Delicious. A good dessert to make when I don't have much time. There's Kellogg's version, but I like my friend's ingredient proportion better:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups marshmallows
  • 5 cups Rice Kripies cereal

I use one of these nicely-built pyrex containers (3 QT) to hold the rice kris pies.