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What Should One Bring to a "Fall-themed Dessert Potluck at the Office?"

Next month, we're having a series of Fall-themed events designed to boost morale and waste time. One of the chosen events is a dessert potluck, with a general theme of Fall/autumn/Halloween.

What should I bring? Everyone else will probably do some pumpkin shit, or maybe just a big bowl of Halloween candy.

I was thinking either rice pudding or a big dish of those orange-glazed cinnamon rolls Pillsbury sells in a blue can.

Help me out, fat whores!

by Anonymousreply 94September 20, 2023 11:40 AM

It's a soupluck not a potluck.

by Anonymousreply 1September 17, 2023 11:36 PM

If I was still alive, I'd bring one of my famous -- and beloved -- dump cakes.

by Anonymousreply 2September 17, 2023 11:37 PM

Apple Brown Betty.

by Anonymousreply 3September 17, 2023 11:38 PM

Veal Prine Orloff

by Anonymousreply 4September 17, 2023 11:39 PM

These Pumpkin Sandwich cookies from Walmart Bakery are realllly good, nice cream cheese filling. $6.50 a package. I've been getting them for a couple years, make a special trip just for this one item every year. Can't believe I desire something from Walmart's bakery but these and their Decadent line of bakery cookies are really good.

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by Anonymousreply 5September 17, 2023 11:49 PM

Yossy Arefi's spice cake (originally from her cookbook "Snacking Cakes") is an easy, reliable recipe.

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by Anonymousreply 6September 17, 2023 11:56 PM


by Anonymousreply 7September 17, 2023 11:58 PM

Popcorn balls. Homemade, of course.

by Anonymousreply 8September 18, 2023 12:05 AM

Bring some pumpkin flavored ice cream. It will go with everything else people bring and it's easy as hell.

There are several varieties now but I recall Edy's/Dreyer's being really good.

There's only so much baked goods you care to eat. Plus you remove yourself from any competition or comparison.

by Anonymousreply 9September 18, 2023 12:17 AM

Traditional St. Olaf Maple Syrup Honey Brown Sugar Molasses Rice Krispies Log

by Anonymousreply 10September 18, 2023 12:21 AM

Sweet potato pie.

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by Anonymousreply 11September 18, 2023 12:22 AM

I recommend a pumpkin lasagna with olive tapenade and raisins. Here's a pro-tip: instead of ricotta, use sour cream! I do this at my annual Harvest Moon rooftop candlelight supper in the North End, and people rave about it every time.

by Anonymousreply 12September 18, 2023 12:30 AM

You can't go wrong with Entenmanns.

by Anonymousreply 13September 18, 2023 12:31 AM

R13 is that shit still being made?

by Anonymousreply 14September 18, 2023 12:35 AM

Apple and cinammon muffins.

by Anonymousreply 15September 18, 2023 12:38 AM

Pumpkin spice whip

by Anonymousreply 16September 18, 2023 12:39 AM

Trader Joe’s has good apple cider donuts. They always have lots of autumn themed baked goods.

by Anonymousreply 17September 18, 2023 12:39 AM

Pecan pie.

Pumpkin "bread" (like banana bread)

by Anonymousreply 18September 18, 2023 12:42 AM

Mrs. Moe Howard's Tuna Casserole.

by Anonymousreply 19September 18, 2023 12:44 AM

R17 hee have to buy those TD pumpkin treats now snd freeze them. They never last long on the shelves in the stores.

by Anonymousreply 20September 18, 2023 12:45 AM

[quote]Veal Prine Orloff

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 21September 18, 2023 12:45 AM

I like the idea of rice pudding. I also think cider donuts is a cool choice. I am 100% in agreement to stay away from pumpkin, as there will probably an overload of pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 22September 18, 2023 12:45 AM

Omg literally like Pumpkin Spice latte like literally lol

by Anonymousreply 23September 18, 2023 12:46 AM

Nothing! Eat, drink and be merry at THEIR EXPENSE!!

by Anonymousreply 24September 18, 2023 12:50 AM

Pumpkin pie

by Anonymousreply 25September 18, 2023 12:55 AM

The Office parties ate back? I thought everyone was still WFH??

by Anonymousreply 26September 18, 2023 12:56 AM

A Mille Feuille made with actual maple leaves...

by Anonymousreply 27September 18, 2023 1:00 AM

Oh, i think you should show EVERYONE up and bring some PUMPKIN CREME BRULEE

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by Anonymousreply 28September 18, 2023 1:06 AM

An AK-47.

by Anonymousreply 29September 18, 2023 1:27 AM

Laxative-laced pie

by Anonymousreply 30September 18, 2023 1:29 AM

Poisoned punch

by Anonymousreply 31September 18, 2023 1:29 AM

Trader Joes Apple Cider Donuts are dry. And I bought them on three different occasions. Edible and ok but dry.

by Anonymousreply 32September 18, 2023 1:36 AM

I've got just the thing!

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by Anonymousreply 33September 18, 2023 1:37 AM

Bake hollowed out scones and insert strategic messages meant to offer biting but beneficial human advice to the consumer of the scone

by Anonymousreply 34September 18, 2023 1:39 AM

As an example

“Wear less makeup”

by Anonymousreply 35September 18, 2023 1:53 AM

Liver and onions.

by Anonymousreply 36September 18, 2023 2:17 AM

Doesn't football season start in the fall? Bring wings or nachos, or a seven layer dip. Or just make a dip and name it something with worms or dirt etc.

by Anonymousreply 37September 18, 2023 2:23 AM

A bucket so everyone can bob for crabapples

by Anonymousreply 38September 18, 2023 3:11 AM

Brachs candy pumpkins.

by Anonymousreply 39September 18, 2023 3:13 AM

Knock yourself out, OP...

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by Anonymousreply 40September 18, 2023 3:24 AM

Beef Stroganoff (Turkey or chicken works too) cooked in thick tin foil pans, Egg noodles and rice, lots of sour cream and homemade Sourdough bread with Kerry gold butter.

Beef Stew with Garlic mashed potatoes, Sourdough Bread(again). Jewish Apple cake, Apple Turnovers, Apple pies.

Vegetable Lasagna with salad

Lots of Red Wine and Good Beer& Pumpkin cookies or mini-Pumpkin cupcakes

by Anonymousreply 41September 18, 2023 5:22 AM

Just dessert?

by Anonymousreply 42September 18, 2023 5:34 AM

Acorns with tiny hammers

by Anonymousreply 43September 18, 2023 5:36 AM

Office potluck with a theme: sounds like a nightmare.

by Anonymousreply 44September 18, 2023 5:42 AM

Buckeyes, they're are easy to make and most people like peanut butter and chocolate.

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by Anonymousreply 45September 18, 2023 5:51 AM

I've been making "buckeyes" (we call them truffles or Martha Washington Candies and also make the coconut version at the same time) for decades and they are not "easy" to make. Yes, there are few ingredients and no baking involved. but the ball rolling takes awhile and is sticky and the dipping process is lengthy and messy. If the dough isn't chilled properly (I freeze the fuckers) the balls fall apart in the hot chocolate dip or they slide off the toothpick and have to be "fished" out. The chocolate is sloppy and drippy too and cleanup is far from a breeze. And don't let the chocolate get too hot or it will burn and you'll waste an entire bag of semi-sweet chocolate (this happens often, even when using a double boiler or a slow melter). Really it's kind of an all day ordeal. i generally make these each holiday season and since i make 2 13x9 cookie sheets, i take 2 days to do it because it's quite the (messy) production. Really it's become a labor of love because my loved ones love and want them.

But they're good and everyone always loves them. I've even made a cocoa version of them (chocolate innards, chocolate dipped). So beware of the fact you'll be asked for years to make these again and again lol. Every year, like clockwork, I get asked when I'll be making and sending the little balls of sin their way, or whether I'm bringing these for Christmas, etc.

by Anonymousreply 46September 18, 2023 6:19 AM

Apple cider Whoopie pies!

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by Anonymousreply 47September 18, 2023 6:42 AM

Candy Corn Chowder

by Anonymousreply 48September 18, 2023 11:23 AM

Always a crowd pleaser!

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by Anonymousreply 49September 18, 2023 11:28 AM

Baked Potato Bar!!!

by Anonymousreply 50September 18, 2023 11:39 AM

Maple pecan coffee cake

by Anonymousreply 51September 18, 2023 11:45 AM

Don't go. You're too fat anyway.

by Anonymousreply 52September 18, 2023 11:50 AM


by Anonymousreply 53September 18, 2023 11:54 AM

Just make Monkey bread. Everyone loves it.

by Anonymousreply 54September 18, 2023 12:21 PM

I would bring beautiful caramel apples wrapped in cellophane.

I went to a fall-themed party and brought these.

I did not make them.

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by Anonymousreply 55September 18, 2023 12:24 PM

[quote] I recommend a pumpkin lasagna with olive tapenade and raisins. Here's a pro-tip: instead of ricotta, use sour cream! I do this at my annual Harvest Moon rooftop candlelight supper in the North End, and people rave about it every time. —R12

Needless to say, I did not post that.

The North End?


by Anonymousreply 56September 18, 2023 12:35 PM

OP, bring blueberry brownies. They're amazingly delightful, dense and chewy.. Pour a royal glaze over them. Gives a taste of summer but the consistency and texture of them are very 'fall'. People always go nuts for them and it's a simply one bowl, (and one 8x8 pan) recipe.

by Anonymousreply 57September 18, 2023 1:00 PM

Just buy a carrot cake or an apple pie. Apples are definitely a Fall favorite and most people are too focused on pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 58September 18, 2023 1:53 PM

Hot mulled apple cider NA.

by Anonymousreply 59September 18, 2023 1:56 PM

[quote]Just make Monkey bread. Everyone loves it.

Not the Monkeys.

by Anonymousreply 60September 18, 2023 2:02 PM
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by Anonymousreply 61September 18, 2023 2:16 PM

R61, I am speechless.

by Anonymousreply 62September 18, 2023 2:32 PM

Pumpkin spice cyanide

by Anonymousreply 63September 18, 2023 2:53 PM

Sounds good R57. Do you have a recipe to share?

by Anonymousreply 64September 18, 2023 4:50 PM

some scary Halloween (Autumn) dessert pics for inspiration

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by Anonymousreply 65September 18, 2023 6:00 PM

Pumpkin cheesecake.

by Anonymousreply 66September 18, 2023 6:28 PM

That looks like a dinosaur turd, r65.

by Anonymousreply 67September 19, 2023 12:01 AM

A bucket of Costco chicken wings, wedges and Pizza

by Anonymousreply 68September 19, 2023 12:04 AM

R61, thank you for finding a way to shut Greg up!

by Anonymousreply 69September 19, 2023 12:13 AM

Shit casserole

by Anonymousreply 70September 19, 2023 12:14 AM

R68 that's not a dessert kind of thing. OP my guess is a lot of people will participate because desserts are easy and there will be a lot of stuff. You might want to check with Costco or your local supermarket and see if they have a dessert tray of cookies and chocolates.

by Anonymousreply 71September 19, 2023 1:17 AM

I’d bring Outshine fruit bars in tangerine.

by Anonymousreply 72September 19, 2023 1:23 AM

Off insect repellent

by Anonymousreply 73September 19, 2023 2:00 AM

Indian Pudding. It’s delicious.

by Anonymousreply 74September 19, 2023 2:16 AM

I still like my caramel apples idea.

You’ll be a star!

by Anonymousreply 75September 19, 2023 2:38 AM

Greg Caramel Apples is a good idea. It's not a bad idea.But it could get messy and the people with bad teeth won't be happy. Go to Costco and get some cupcakes. I bet you're going to have an overload of desserts. Finger foods are best.

by Anonymousreply 76September 19, 2023 3:08 AM

A fruit platter!

by Anonymousreply 77September 19, 2023 3:09 AM

A pumpkin-spice-scented frau.

by Anonymousreply 78September 19, 2023 3:11 AM

R77 now that's an excellent idea.

by Anonymousreply 79September 19, 2023 3:58 AM

A caramel cream cheese dip would bring a fruit platter into the fall theme.

by Anonymousreply 80September 19, 2023 4:42 AM

R64 - Here ya go. I was gonna type it out but the video and the printable recipe is better. You can pretty much get the whole recipe from the video, it's that simple. It's sort of a one bowl recipe but you'll use an 8x8 baking dish and a sauté pan or small pot to puree your delicious blueberries. Frozen or fresh but we both know fresh is better. You can use nuts. I don't but you can. You can butter the baking dish very well if you don't have parchment paper but you MAY get a bit of a crunch to the bottom of the brownie, which could be kind of nice actually because these are super dense and super moist "brownies".

If I'm taking them someplace and have time, I might add a small blueberry to the top of each square, maybe put it on as the glaze dries. You can also "candy" a few blueberries to have a sparkly sugary glisten but that's really gilding the lilly. I haven't done it but if M&M's make purple plain M&M's, maybe one of those turned upside down would look good on each brownie. Not necessary of course, they're really nice on their own, I just like to fancy them up sometime. If you're into pride themed stuff, making them with lemon, strawberry and lime would give you a fancy pride spread of yum fruit-flavored brownies. But who's got time for all that? ;)


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by Anonymousreply 81September 19, 2023 1:34 PM

I’m thinking of posting:


Think I’m opening myself to criticism?

by Anonymousreply 82September 19, 2023 8:34 PM

[quote]Veal Prine Orloff

Do I smell Baked Pears Alicia?

by Anonymousreply 83September 19, 2023 8:42 PM

Greg, I think if you modify your recipe to Greg's Un natural glazed Blueberry brownies with cannabis they will be a hit. Go for it , "Bro!"

by Anonymousreply 84September 19, 2023 8:45 PM

Thank you, R84.

Good advice.

by Anonymousreply 85September 19, 2023 8:58 PM

Desert potluck?

Sounds like Monday. Or Tuesday. Or Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 86September 19, 2023 9:51 PM

So the Official Troll sweeps in at R85 to stink up the thread.

Of course.

by Anonymousreply 87September 19, 2023 9:51 PM

Shut up, R87.

If you don’t have a contribution, just do us a favor and get lost.

by Anonymousreply 88September 19, 2023 9:53 PM

Cut up a bunch of apples (different kinds). Put them on a tray and buy some caramel and chocolate dips

by Anonymousreply 89September 19, 2023 10:10 PM

People like the troll r87 are so tiresome and tedious.

Muriel, please get rid of this jerk.

by Anonymousreply 90September 19, 2023 10:13 PM

Rake some leaves up off the lawn and bring those OP. Plus a pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 91September 19, 2023 10:38 PM

I like R91’s suggestion best.

by Anonymousreply 92September 20, 2023 10:41 AM

Something involving tater tots. Or something that uses Knorr's powdered vegetable dip mix as an ingredient.

Or, if you want to really impress, make a fancy dessert with at least two sticks of butter. Then mention how many sticks of butter you used to anyone who will listen, and many who will not.

by Anonymousreply 93September 20, 2023 11:33 AM

OP, I think you should dress as a scarecrow for your fall-themed office dessert potluck.

by Anonymousreply 94September 20, 2023 11:40 AM
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