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Potluck ideas for work that'll make you the belle of the office holiday party

Sarah grew up in Monterey, CA and now lives in Los Angeles. When she's not writing, you can find her enjoying a good book, fine wine, sunflowers and long walks on the beach.

Tasty shareable treats including a scrumptious berry cake by Daphne Oz that will help you rock the office potluck

Looking for inventive potluck ideas for work that prove you can be both master of your profession and a whiz in the kitchen? Relax. Being the hit of the office holiday party really isn't as difficult as you think. By getting back to tradition and whipping up some old cocktail party standards with a modern twist, you're a lock to be the Martha Stewart of the office.

Simple party food, five ways

Meatballs: From buffalo chicken meatballs to hoisin Asian meatballs, there are a million different ways to put a new spin on the good old balls of meat.

More: 19 pasta salad recipes that are perfect for potlucks

Sliders: Even if you can't create an elaborate gourmet meal, you can probably fry up a few burgers. Mini burgers are perfect for a potluck party. Serve them on tiny buns and bring various condiments. For a fun alternative, try these chipotle pulled-pork sliders.

Nutella cookies: Who doesn't love some sweet treats? Mix up these simple Nutella cookies — they're delicious and only require three ingredients.

Pigs in a blanket: Create an easy version of pigs in a blanket with hot dogs and cheese wrapped inside refrigerator crescent rolls. Crescent dogs bake in under 15 minutes and are a party food favorite.

Nacho dip: Everyone loves nachos — especially when there is chorizo involved. Turn the office party into a fiesta with this recipe for skillet chorizo nachos with cilantro-sour cream sauce, or get a little loco with french fry nachos.

More: Blinis are your new favorite party food everyone loves you for making

Create a masterful dessert

And if you've got a little more time to prepare something, you can't go wrong with Daphne Oz's blueberry tea cake from her new book The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It's the Weekend. It's a delectable dessert that requires no fancy frosting or special techniques to make, so you can nail it every time.

Keep reading to get Daphne's blueberry tea cake recipe.

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