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Invite your closest friends, check. Prepare a decadent menu, check. Pick out the perfect background music, check. Secure the room you'll throw your drunken guests into with pet lions to scare the...
When setting the table for dinner with the family, you're likely to reach for paper towels and perhaps those laminated place mats that your children made in kindergarten — not your finest...
Sicilian-Style Turkey Meatballs
Cooking one meal that will appease both the simple palates of children and the more refined tastes of adults can be a challenge. Yet there is no need to plan two separate menus to feed the crowd...
Hannah Brencher holds the love in her hands.
Everyone needs a little love once in a while. It’s a fact. All it takes is a moment to brighten one person’s day — just one.  Hannah Brencher feels pretty strongly about the...
As Labor Day approaches and we’re all gearing up to celebrate the end of warm-weathered days, why not trade in the go-to BBQ fare for something original, like pizza? Who better than to dole out...
Dirty Dancing Watermelon Frosty
There is an article in The Guardian about what may be a new trend in film-watching: edible cinema. The article titled, “Is Edible Cinema a Tasty New Way to Enjoy Films,” chats about how a...
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Backyard grilling
There is no better way to kick off summer than with a casual meal with friends and neighbors in the backyard. After a day of playing in the grass and jumping in the pool, what parent doesn’t...
8 Healthy Party Ideas
Whether you overindulged in too many glasses of egg nog and helpings of Christmas cookies over the holidays or are simply looking to start the new year off right with a new exercise and healthy...
Fava bean salad
When you begin to spot tender green lettuces, pencil-straight asparagus, and baby herbs of all kinds again in the market, you know spring has sprung. To celebrate the return of these and a variety of...
Quail
Many hosts and hostesses will agree: hosting a dinner party can be stressful. There is a bar to stock, tables to set, flowers to arrange, and of course an inviting scene to set — and then you...
Sure, summer is nearly gone, but that doesn’t mean that those burgers that you love so much have to disappear just because the grill isn’t on and your bash is indoors.  Deem your...
Roasted striped bass
Last spring around this time, Phoebe was contemplating what to cook for her parents as a belated birthday present to them both. Her father, pesky as he is, is now a pescetarian and doesn’t eat...
Cheers
I get together with friends on a regular basis. While we often go out to dinner, a friend recently suggested we hire a private chef to come to her house and cook for us. It sounded like a...
Pasta Carbonara
Sunday night is a perfect night to invite over a couple close friends for a relaxing meal before the work week begins, especially when your menu revolves around an easy, one-pot dish.   Starters...