C'mon, everyone has a signature recipe.
Earlier this year, I launched a campaign to make my dad's Thanksgiving stuffing a year-round event. So far, I have a campaign manager (my older sister, Zoe), and one fervent supporter (my little sister, Clem). Here's why we think it has year-round potential as a party dish:
Since I hit the campaign trail—which mainly involves feeding my loved ones warm bites of the stuffing—it's really taken off. In fact, these days, I'm rarely welcome at a potluck without it.
Every home cook has a dish like this in their arsenal—the one for which you suspect, on some level, your friends and family invited you. It always disappears first, and yet it's the topic of conversation long after guests have started trickling out of the event. For my mom, it's her lemon meringue angel pie. For my great-grandma Ethel, it was stuffed cabbage. For my friend Joan, it's these insanely crispy, secret-recipe chicken thighs basted in olive oil and lemon and—I fear I've already said too much.
Cue our latest contest. We're dying to know: What's the recipe that you are asked to bring to every gathering? Not only do we want you to let us know your signature party dish in the comments—which we desperately do, we can't handle too much suspense—but we'd also love alllll of the deets in the form of a recipe submission to our contest, "The Recipe You're Asked to Bring to Every Gathering."
Submissions are now open, until Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. ET. Here's a bit about what we're after:
There are two ways to show us what you've got. First, make sure you’re signed in. Then:
We read every submission and test as many as possible. But that’s a lot of reading and a lot of testing. We’re counting on you to help, too. Peruse the submission pages and make (and favorite!) any recipe that catches your eye. Then, share feedback on the recipe page. We take all this feedback into account as we narrow down to the top five, which will be announced on Dec. 15.
For a full refresher on how the whole contest process works, check this out.
Best of luck and get ready for those holiday parties!
What do you bring to every gathering? Let us know in the comments, and enter our contest if you have a recipe.