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Pot-Roasted Chicken
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 point for making a variety of other dishes for nearly any meal of the day, be it chicken salad or a chicken broth-based soup. Yet, the whole bird is often...
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 schedule, a stressful job, or have a house full of kids, it can be difficult to stage a social soirée if you don’t have the time to get everything together...

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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, and serve your menu items entirely on skewers. Think about it — no muss, no fuss.  All of the skewers can be built in advance, and whether they need to be...
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, however, is as fun or creative as the ice cream sandwich. Ah, yes, the sandwich. Your favorite ice cream flavor nestled between two delectable and rich cookies. What a dream....
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 bounty that Mother Nature gives us and to show that vegetables can be delicious."  Guest only creates menus that are vegan. Her idea is to enlighten guests...
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 to make your out-of-the-box cupcakes look like the real deal, take a cue from Maria Nitti of Isabella’s Creations, she’s a pro on the sweet stuff and is doling...

Easy Entertaining

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