Bar food

Baked potato bar (Photos by Catherine Murray)

Liven up a dinner party or family gathering by setting out a variety of ingredients and letting guests fix up their meal any way they like.

Baked Potato Bar
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Baked Potato Bar
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Ingredients
Main ingredients
  • Baked potatoes
  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • sour cream
  • Pulled pork
  • broccoli
  • Cheese sauce
  • shredded cheddar
  • Chili
  • scallions
  • Bacon bits
  • butter
  • black olives
Additional ingredient suggestions
  • Chorizo
  • BBQ chicken
  • chives
  • Sauerkraut
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Roasted cauliflower
  • balsamic vinegar
  • cilantro
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Malt vinegar
  • Jalapeño slices
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Recipe Notes

Combo suggestions

  • Broccoli + cheese sauce + shredded cheddar + bacon bits
  • Chili + shredded cheddar + black olives + sour cream + scallions
  • Baked sweet potato with roasted Brussels sprouts + balsamic vinegar + Parmesan cheese
Taco Bar
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Taco Bar
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Ingredients
Main ingredients
  • Ground beef with taco seasoning
  • Black beans
  • Refried beans
  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheddar
  • Shredded pepper jack
  • Avocado
  • sour cream
  • black olives
  • Pico de gallo
  • Salsa verde
  • Pickled red onion
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Flour tortillas
  • Hard corn shells
  • Tortilla chips 
  • lime wedges
Additional ingredient suggestions
  • Shredded chicken
  • Chorizo
  • BBQ jackfruit
  • mushrooms
  • Pinto beans
  • Pulled pork
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • taco sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Guacamole
  • Queso
  • Chopped white onion
  • Jicama
  • cilantro
  • Pineapple salsa
  • Southwest corn
  • Soft corn tortillas
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Combo suggestions

  • BBQ jackfruit + pickled red onion + pepper jack cheese + avocado
  • Ground beef + refried beans + pico de gallo + southwest corn + queso
  • Chorizo + black beans + pineapple salsa + lettuce + lime
Hot Dog Bar
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Hot Dog Bar
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Ingredients
Main ingredients
  • Hot dogs
  • mustard
  • ketchup
  • relish
  • Cole slaw
  • Coney sauce
  • Cheese sauce
  • Chopped white onion
  • shredded cheddar
  • Sauerkraut
  • Corn chips
  • Potato chips
  • banana peppers
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Hot dog buns
Additional ingredient suggestions
  • Veggie dogs
  • Bratwurst
  • Sriracha
  • Stadium mustard
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • scallions
  • Grilled peppers
  • BBQ sauce
  • Buffalo chicken
  • Pulled pork
  • Bacon bits
  • Blue cheese
  • cream cheese
  • green olives
  • black olives
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Combo suggestions

  • Beer bratwurst with chopped white onion + sauerkraut + stadium mustard
  • Hot dog with grilled peppers + cheese sauce + corn chips + sriracha
  • Hot dog with green olives + banana peppers + cream cheese
Chocolate Fondue
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Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Chocolate Fondue
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Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 ounces premium dark chocolate (chopped or chips)
  • 8 ounces premium milk chocolate (chopped or chips)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cut and arrange all dippers for fondue (fruit, cookies, cake, etc.).
  2. Fill bottom of a double boiler pot with water and place over high heat until water is boiling. If a double boiler pot is not available, use a heat-safe bowl over a pot of boiling water.
  3. Reduce to medium heat and add heavy cream to the top layer of double boiler (separate from the water). Once cream comes to a simmer, add chocolate 2 ounces at a time, whisking with a silicone whisk until smooth.
  4. Continue adding chocolate until all chocolate is melted. Whisk in vanilla extract.
  5. To serve, pour chocolate into fondue pot, lighting flame underneath to keep warm (or if electric, turn on low heat). Stir occasionally, taking care not to burn chocolate.