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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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Entertaining with Abby: DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

When it comes time to feed a crowd, dessert is the way to their hearts. But we're not into average, ho hum desserts. Life's too short for that dears. Nope we're going fancy pants with these DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches. They're a wildly delicious mix of chocolate cookies and dulce de leche ice cream all wrapped up and ready to serve. Get the...

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Entertaining with Abby: BBQ Short Rib Pizza

This is the kind of pizza that grown-ups love, kids go crazy for and is 100% guaranteed to get devoured in about 10 seconds flat. A.K.A. it's a total recipe slam-dunk. And so easy. Meet the BBQ Short Rib Pizza with Potatoes and Smoked Gouda. Not only is it delicious and comfort food at its finest, but it is perfect for prepping ahead of time and popping in the oven when guests arrive.

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25 Homemade Cakes that will Make You Look Like a Pro

I have this annoying habit of wanting everything that comes out of my kitchen to be perfect. It's like when Monica said she wanted to be the mom that made the best chocolate chip cookies. I feel the same way and many a-baked goods have found themselves in the trash because they just weren't purdy enough to serve. So here's to taking some of the guess work out of it for you. These...

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4 Must-Try Herb Pairings for a Spring Cheese Board

I'm pretty confident in my cheese board-makin' skills. As in, I know the cheese lady (well) at my local Whole Foods. But to be honest? Creating the same old spread for gatherings is getting a little boring, so I'm switching it up this spring with a fun twist—the tastiest cheese and herb pairings to elevate your experience. Take a peek below at four mouth-watering combos! Mint + Feta Feta doesn't often...

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Skillet S’mores Dip

S'mores are definitely on our brain. It might have something to do with this forest birthday celebration infused with our favorite campfire dessert. But this S'mores Dip, crafted by The Shift Creative is blowing all previous large fire needed notions out of the water. With a skillet, an oven and about 15 minutes of time...

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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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The Coziest Recipes for Cold Weather

The flavors of fall are hard to resist. For many areas, it’s the last of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. In the Midwest, it’s time to bring on comfort foods like Sweet Potato Casserole and warm Beer Bread. I’ve compiled my favorite fall recipes for every occasion. Dive into the slideshow for the dish on these cold weather favorites xoxo Julie Blanner...

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Champagne Pear Cocktail and Mini Naked Fig Cakes

I'm a big fan of a pretty cocktail. And when it's paired with a pretty, bite-sized dessert? Well, that's a home run to me. So this oh-so-lovely cocktail and cake combo from Rebecca With Urban Flip FlopsApril With Tea America and Maxeen Kim Photography is basically my idea of perfection, and you can...

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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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No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

Ovens are definitely a no-go in this summer heat. Weather like this calls for a no-bake recipe, and this blackberry cheesecake from Dessert for Two is everything. Cool and creamy cheesecake smothered in fresh berry sauce, it's easily the best decision you'll make this summer. "The cheesecake base is super easy to make: it’s just melted white chocolate + cream cheese + heavy cream. If you’re not a white chocolate fan, don’t worry–it...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

After reading Mondo's testimony of how amazing this cake is, we're sold. It's a triple layer dream of chocolate and peanut butter that's super moist and beyond decadent! Basically, if you thought you had cake before, wait until you've tried this creation from I Bake He Shoots. "Listen to me, people. You need to make this cake! I know I write that quite a bit, but that doesn’t...

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Fancy Neapolitan Popsicles

Oh, the beauty of Neapolitan ice cream! If you're an indecisive person, then you can appreciate how Neapolitan gives you the three best flavors so you don't have to pick. We didn't think there was a way to improve on something so perfect until we stumbled upon this popsicle version from Fix Feast Flair. Neapolitan on a stick?! Even better. "These [fancy] Neapolitan pops... are awesome because they seem kinda fancy but really are a breeze to whip...

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S’mores Pudding Pie

We're self-professed s'more addicts here at SMP, and we've found a kindred spirit in Mara of M Loves M who came up this mouthwatering take on s'mores a la pie form! Buttery graham cracker crust, silky smooth homemade chocolate pudding and mounds of mini 'mallows toasted before serving—dare we say it's even better than the original campfire treat? "I love that...

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Fancified Grilled Cheese

These fancy grilled cheese recipes featured at Lauren Kelp are proof that the comfort food favorite can be dinner party-friendly. "Trust me, it’s the perfect time of year to add these to your dinner party cue. The weather is just right, and it’s such a good way to be intentional with your guests while avoiding that stuffy dinner party feeling," says Constance of Lauren Kelp. See her 3 favorites below! #1 –  The...

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Fresh Peach Bowls with Homemade Coconut Ice Cream

Crafted by Kara Stout, this summer recipe takes peaches and ice cream to a whole new level. And we won't even tell you how healthy it actually is. Why ruin all the fun? Homemade coconut ice cream, candied pistachios and fresh peaches are match made in heaven.  Learn how to make this crazy simple dessert below. It goes a little...

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Abby’s Slam-dunk Party Recipes

I am a total short cut encourager; especially when it comes to entertaining. There's no need to reinvent the wheel when that machine has already been party tested and approved. And menus and delicious bites are a MAJOR part of that. These 24 recipes are Abby's go to's; total slam-dunks that range from super easy to complete crowd...

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Olive Oil Cake with Creme Fraiche & Berries

Even if you're not much of a sweet tooth, you just might be swayed by this tantalizing olive oil cake featured at Lauren Kelp. With its light and airy texture and bright flavor with a touch of sweetness, it's the perfect way to cap off a summer dinner party! Take a look at all those luscious summer berries on top of that almond-kissed crème fraîche—is your mouth watering yet? "This olive oil cake is so light and fresh and only slightly sweet–thus...

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No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles

It ain't a party until the sprinkles show up, and these cake batter truffles from Deliciously Sprinkled double the fun with rainbow colors inside and outside the almond bark shell! Plus, you can skip the baking and go straight from a box of cake mix to these mouthwatering treats! "These No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles are the perfect dessert for the summer months when it’s too hot to turn on the oven or as a super easy treat to bring to a...

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Rose Lemonade

Rosé or lemonade? We can't get enough of either during the summertime, and thankfully you won't have to choose with this cool concoction from Dessert For Two! It's the best of both worlds: a combination of tart and tangy homemade lemonade with the fruity brightness of wine that'll keep you cool all summer long.   "If the two most refreshing things about summertime got together in a glass, it would be this rosé lemonade," says Christina...

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