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Church Homecoming Recipes Worth Praising

Don’t get caught bringing store-bought.

Of all the food-centric gatherings that occur in the South, church potlucks are some of the most cherished events. We’d be lying if we said there wasn’t a hint of competition at every Southern potluck, even the ones that follow Sunday service. Everyone knows that the church homecoming celebration calls for Sunday’s best—in attire and recipes. What is it? Exactly what it sounds like: old church members who’ve moved away visit the church to share in worship and fellowship with current church members over a traditional meal. Like most Southern potlucks, these dinners are filled with casseroles, “salads” that don’t contain a speck of green, and overflowing dessert tables. These timeless recipes are going to be a hit year after year.

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