I hate to break it to you, but potlucks won’t be the same for a very long time. Lots of people sharing food, drinks and utensils… This is the CDC’s nightmare. But don’t lose faith! We’re here to offer solutions to this lack-of-Jello-salad problem. (Maybe not the worse “problem” to have, but just go with it.) 

*ahem* 

Host a virtual potluck/recipe swap! You can host this through an online conference program, such as Zoom, Skype, or FreeConference.com, or you can dedicate a page on your website for shared recipes and food pictures. It will probably depend on how many people are interested in participating or your comfort level with video conferencing platforms, but this idea can be as fancy or as simple as you want it to be.

However you choose, potlucks provide a sense of community and we need those warm and fuzzies now more than ever. So let’s move it to digital to keep everyone healthy and safe. And if this also means you don’t have to grab a spoonful of that fluffy, green dessert to be polite, I’d call that a win-win, wouldn’t you?

Now, before we say, “tah-tah,” we couldn’t NOT share a recipe. So straight from my Granny’s recipe box to you, I give you Cherry Junk. 🙂

Happy cooking!


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