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Picnic Like a Parisian with this 5 step Aperitif

If we had to pick one thing that the Parisians do crazy well, it's picnicking (or maybe fashion). But for this how-to, we're focusing on their ability to lay out the yummiest wine +...

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Get the Scoop on this Event Planner’s Perfect Party Guacamole Recipe

The perfect food ever? Avocados, hands down. They come in they're own little natural bowl, taste freaking delicious with basically everything and of course, take centerstage in the perfect party appetizer: guacamole. Nancy Liu Chin agrees and she's sharing her favorite recipe with us today! Get ready for those summer guac offs friends, this one is a contender...

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10 Salsa and Guac Recipes that Will Change Your Life

I'm pretty sure my body is 90% salsa. I eat it with almost every meal and with good reason. It's freaking delicious. Add guacamole to that line-up and you have yourself a...

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Entertaining with Abby: The Perfect Caramelized Onion Dip

The key to entertaining outside is to make the menu incredibly simple. But if you're going simple, you want to make sure each and every offering is really, really good. This Caramelized Onion Dip with Warm Kettle Potato Chips checks that box off and then some. Click here for more from our Outdoor Entertaining series....

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Everything You Need to Host a Killer Dinner Party

Good food. Good Drinks. Good God...let's party. We're so excited to welcome the crew over at Printerette Press + Munster Rose + Easy & Oskey + The Vanilla Bean Blog + Laura Ivanova Photography who...

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50 Recipes for Super Bowl 50

If there is any day of the year that indulging in a bag of popcorn doused in caramel and bacon is legal, the Super Bowl is most definitely it. Especially for the big 5-0. Really, any of these mouth-watering recipes we've rounded up for game day are sure to keep you smiling regardless of who is doing a victory...

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The Ultimate Winter Dinner Party Menu

When the winter temps dip below freezing, I seek anything that can be preceded by the adjective, cozy. Fireside evenings, chunky throws and especially comfort foods. And I don't change up that attitude one bit when friends come for dinner. In fact, I amp up the comfort food factor. From melt-in-your-mouth bites to...

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The Ultimate Winter Cheese Plate

As I much as I adore entertaining in the summer, there is something so comfy about having people over in the winter months. A warm fire, a good red wine, a dinner menu filled with our favorite comfort foods - it's all recipe for a perfect evening. But, for us, it simply must start with a dynamite winter cheese plate to get the senses going before the main attraction. So I've laid out our...

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A Pretty Pumpkin Beer Tasting + Must try Recipes!

We are gearing up for the feast of all feasts this week so why not start the Thanksgiving festivities off with this delicious spread? Pumpkins are the epitome of Fall and for this beer tasting from Kruse & Vieira Events + Anna Reynal, it's front and center in some insanely delicious recipes. Starting off with a pumpkin beer sampling and topped with pumpkin humus...

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Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Today, I am so thankful I work from home. Why? Because this recipe from Shannan Monson, RD of Nutrition Simply is literally making me drool. I wish I was joking. As someone who sits proudly on "team salty" over sweet, these images from Lauren Carnes couldn't look more amazing to me if they tried. Oh, and they are...

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Weekend Menu: Best Ever Guacamole + Pink Lemonade Margarita

What do you get when you combine a hot summer day, tortilla chips, our Best Ever Guacamole and a super-delicious, super-cold Pink Lemonade Margarita? Oh, I don't know... maybe the best mini weekend menu combo ever?! Check out this, and other dips 'n' drinks pairings below, make like it's Friday...

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10 Enviable Dips to Start Your Party Off Right

Dips, schnips. We get it. Dips aren't always the most exciting thing on the table, and some of them have a not-so-great reputation that precedes them (spinach dip haters, get in line). Get ready to change your mind—these 10 recipes will turn up your taste buds and get the party started. Check them out in the slideshow below! Hosting a party? Check out these posts:...

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Balsamic Onion, Heirloom Tomato & Three Cheese Focaccia

The search is over—we've discovered the perfect recipe for entertaining and it may be the most delicious thing we've ever seen! Jessica of A Happy Food Dance's recipe for homemade focaccia bakes three toppings, sauteed balsamic onions, heirloom tomatoes with garlic and basil and three cheese rosemary, right into the dough for incredible flavors. We'd be hard-pressed to choose a favorite here, but Jessica of...

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26 Foods Even More Fun on a Stick

When food is bite size and served on a stick, it's just too easy to pop one (or two or three) in your mouth. Come party time, these 26 skewered sweet and savory bites will be a hit with your guests. Pancakes, po' boys, salad and strawberry shortcake—you'll be surprised at how your favorite foods are even better turned into party perfect pops! More Party Inspiration this way...

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Homemade Snack Mix

I wanted to share an easy, totally adjustable Food Gift Love recipe perfect for making this weekend. You know, just in time for a get-together with friends, or just in time for binge-watching a season of Jane the Virgin. I came across this beautiful homemade snack mix from...

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Cheeseboard 101

Who doesn't love a yummy cheese plate? They are the perfect kick-off to any dinner party, girl's night, or just because! We all have our favorites (can you say brie?), but building the perfect cheeseboard is remarkably simple and is guaranteed to please. With the help of the lovely Chassity from Look Linger Love, you can...

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Salted Beer Football Pretzels

Beer and pretzels go together like the Patriots and a slightly deflated ball. I kid, I kid. But seriously the only thing better than a classic pretzel is this football shaped treat perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl game. It's infused with beer and goes swimmingly with your favorite dipping sauce. ( Ahem these kicked up condiments will do the trick!) For even more, have a look at our...

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Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn

Everyone knows the real star of a Super Bowl party is the munchies with the commercials being a close second. The line-up of apps is a much anticipated topic in our household and this year, Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn is the leading contender. Who doesn't love bacon? And mixed with caramel and popcorn – it's enough to make you rethink your current Super Bowl...

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Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

I'm not going to lie, sometimes I have popcorn, and only popcorn, for dinner. I like it that much and my husband doesn't seem to mind so popcorn it is. Put a twist on that buttered yummy snack turned meal with this Rosemary Parmesan version from Jacquelyn Clark of Lark and Linen. Adapted from Taste of Home, this gem has a decidedly gourmet twist. For more tasty...

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Kicked Up Condiments

I remember this french fry place in San Francisco that had like 30 different dipping sauces. Oh the joy of narrowing that down to my top 5 as I placed my order...one delicious dunking tank after another. Well today, we're making our own little dips of heaven. From Bloody Mary Ketchup to Bourbon Honey Mustard, these dips will crank up any dish your cooking. And for those of you looking for the...

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