THE BEST RECIPES TO COOK FOR OTHER PEOPLE (in my experience)

I love cooking for other people and these are the recipes that have gotten the most compliments! They're all very Google-able. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
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    Barefoot Contessa roast chicken
    Better than any scented candle for making your house smell like a home! My dad always asks for it when I have him over for dinner. I use potatoes and zucchini instead of carrots and fennel and they melt into garlicky, lemony goodness every time.
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    Joy the Baker banana bread with chocolate chunks
    My grandma loves chocolate and my grandpa loves banana bread, so I bake this for them for every birthday and anniversary. I use muffin tins and it bakes in half the time!
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    Smitten Kitchen raspberry coconut macaroons
    This is how you win at Passover.
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    Smitten Kitchen challah
    "You MADE this??"
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    Leite's consummate chocolate chip cookie (via Smitten Kitchen)
    People freak out over these cookies!! (I use regular chocolate chips and they still turn out amazing.) Bring them to a meeting and everyone will be extra nice to you.
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    Barefoot Contessa minestrone
    This is a good one for winter dinner parties with some bread and salad.
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    Atlantic Beach Pie
    It's a saltine cracker crust with lemon filling and unsweetened whipped cream on top. I made it for my birthday this year and we all had seconds :)
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    Mrs. Butterworth waffles on my Mickey Mouse waffle iron
    Especially with Nutella โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿผ