Perfect Party Punch

Serves 24

4 liters ginger ale, or more if desired

one 12-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate

one 12-ounce can frozen lemonade juice concentrate

one 12-ounce can frozen pineapple juice concentrate

one 12-ounce can frozen limeade juice concentrate

one 12-ounce can frozen grapefruit juice concentrate

one 4-ounce can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

Thaw concentrate and mix all ingredients well. Add a lot of ice. If ice is not melting, add an additional 1 1/2 liters of ginger ale.

Note: This is an acidic punch. Unless the ice melts rapidly, begin with 4 liters of ginger ale and add more if the punch is still too tart for your taste.

Potato-Chip Cookies

Makes 24 to 30 cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine

1/2 cup white sugar, plus extra for dipping

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup crushed potato chips

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup roasted, ground pecans

Cream butter or margarine, sugar and vanilla extract. Add crushed chips, flour and nuts. Drop by spoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet. Press flat with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, until golden around edges.