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A whole roasted chicken is a dish that is so simple and basic — easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but also elegant enough to serve for a Saturday night dinner party. It is also a starting...
We all love parties — we love going to them and some of us love hosting them, but prepping for a party, with all the prepping, cooking, and planning, can be a hassle. If you have a hectic...
When the gang is together and the grill is going, why should you have to worry about dirty dishes and cleanup? So here's an easy solution — nix the forks, the knives, and the big platters,...
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, ice cream is something that's easy to love. The cold treat can be enjoyed in many forms — cups, cones, chocolate, or vanilla — but none,...
According to Cornelia Guest, her new book Simple Pleasures "contains wonderful recipes that are easy, affordable, fun to do with kids, and an opportunity to introduce people to the wonderful...
So you’re a fan of cupcakes? Join the party. While the trend just keeps going and going, new flavors, new sizes, and even more themed cupcakes are popping up everywhere. If you’re curious...
Our Readers' Go-To Party Recipes
Within the next few months, party season will begin full force — spring will turn into summer and that means outdoor hosting, passed hors d' oeuvres and finger foods, and exciting menus. We...
Easy Party Buffet Ideas
When it comes to feeding a crowd, build-your-own bars can be a lifesaver. If dining with the family, the fun factor is instantly upped when kids are given the chance to make their own salad by adding...
Healthy Ideas for Easy Family Meals
It’s 5:30 p.m. You’re exhausted from a day at the office. Both you and the kids are hungry, but you are too crunched for time (not to mention low on energy) to prepare a home-cooked meal...
Chickpea salad
By now, most of us have experienced the blazing hot heat, humidity, and sun of summer. Think back to those days — now what did you have for dinner? If you’re like me, you probably found...
Picnic table
This spring, be inspired by the natural world when throwing your next party. Entertaining in an environmentally sensitive way doesn’t have to be devoid of style. In fact, it can be just the...
Cheese plate
Whether it’s your college roommate who calls as she’s driving through town, or dear mom and dad who spring a surprise visit on you one weekend day, there are often quite a few unplanned...
8 Quick and Easy Party Appetizers
Move over, cheese plate. There is another quick and easy appetizer this year — and it’s homemade. Savvy hosts know that party foods don’t have to be made completely from scratch to...