From simple to sublime, here are some great dishes to serve family and friends at your next large gathering
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Baked Eggs with Leeks and Mushrooms
Is it possible to make eight eggs sunny-side up without feeling like a short-order cook? You bet. The secret is to bake eggs in the oven. Nestled in mushrooms and leeks, these eggs come with the perfect accompaniment.
Everybody loves a big platter of spaghetti and meatballs. These meatballs from California chef Mark Peel call for mushrooms and three types of meat for that extra wow factor. They freeze well, so make a batch or two ahead of time and thaw just before the crowd arrives.
Next time you need to make sandwiches for a crowd forget pre-sliced bread and buy a whole loaf. Slice it horizontally and treat it like one giant sandwich roll. Load it up with Italian meats, cheeses, and spreads and slice it into several servings.