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Cooking for a Large Group

Whether you’ve agreed to cooking for the church girls camp, cooking for a graduation open house, cooking for a scout camp, or cooking for a family reunion, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed.  Your mind is filled with questions:  How do you find easy large group recipes which are designed to be made in advance, hold well, and TASTE FANTASTIC?  How do you know how much non-recipe food, such as salad, ice and drinks, to buy so that you have enough without unnecessary waste?  How do you present and serve the food so that your guests are WOWED while they are quickly and efficiently processed through the serving line?  Come to think of it, how did you get yourself to this point to begin with??  Whew!!  Well, you got yourself to this point because YOU SAID YES  And that’s a good thing.

Let’s face it – the quality of food is one of the single most important factors in determining the success of an event, and with a little effort anyone can turn out good food.  But with a little extra planning and wonderful recipes you can serve GREAT food.  So if you’re interested in serving fabulous food and creating an over the top experience, you’re in the right place.  You can SO do this, and I’m here to help!

Now stop worrying.   We’ve got this.  And you know what?  It’s going to turn out great!   

Let’s get started!

Just click on the links below to find menus, recipes, game plans, resources and everything you need to turn out fabulous meals for 20 or 200.  (Be sure to check out the Quantities for a Large Group link too. There you can find exactly how much ice, pop, salad, salad dressing, etc. you’ll need.)

Welcome to Aloha Dreams!

I’m so glad you dropped by.  I’m Betsy.  Here you’ll find my favorite fabulous, trusted recipes – everything from delicious, quick meals for your family to wonderful classics made easy.

While you’re here, check out some of my other great recipes for everyday cooking.

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More Great Group Recipes

In the posts below I’ll be sharing with you all of my latest large group recipes, menus and servings ideas.

Cooking for a Crowd Recipes

Beach Baby Pudding Cups

These Beach Baby Coconut Pudding Cups are everything that’s great about the islands! Kids LOVE ‘EM. You will too since they are so easy to make.

Hawaiian Pineapple Cheesecake Bars

Even people who don’t like pineapple or coconut take a bite and say “WOW!” Treat yourself to a mini trip to Hawaii with these luscious Hawaiian Pineapple Cheesecake Bars.

Hawaiian Wedding Cake

Looking for a quick and easy treat? This Hawaiian Wedding Cake comes together in a snap and tastes like a piña colada on your plate.

Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple

Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple. Lucious fresh fruit threaded on skewers and served in a pineapple is simple, fun and tasty!

Huli Huli Chicken

This is without a doubt one of the Best. Chicken. Recipes. Ever. We fixed this for our luau last year. I figured out of the 140 guests there had to be some folks who didn’t like roast pig. So we made 70 pieces of Huli Huli Chicken to supplement the roast pig. Turns out no one doesn’t like roast pig. But NO ONE wanted to skip the chicken either.

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