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Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]

Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]

Sponsored Content Whether your gathering is designed to be more intimate with a few guests or something livelier of a much larger scale, follow these guidelines from the Chinet brand for how much food and drink to have on hand for a cocktail party. IMAGE Related posts: BBQ Directory – Find Bar-B-Cue Near You! Barbequing: […]

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Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

Sponsored Content The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don’t have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens and are one of the easiest […]

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Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Sponsored Content At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn’t one of those times. Fortunately, solutions like sheet pan suppers make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor depth that come together quickly and clean up just as fast. […]

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Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Sponsored Content Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend […]

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6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Sponsored Content Eggnog Martini and Maple Amaretto Sour are two holiday cocktails that could easily be found on a festive bar menu. However, you can make them yourself in the comfort of your own home. Dazzle guests with an easy, simple trick: extracts. A simple drop of an extract – peppermint, maple, rum or almond […]

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Sponsored Content Whether you’re hosting a holiday fete or on tap to bring the wine to Christmas dinner, nailing the perfect pairing doesn’t have to be stressful. When shopping for wine, consider the different flavors that will be served. From starters, like antipasti plates and warm appetizers, to main dishes including ham, beef or poultry […]

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New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans is home to a vast array of food traditions, but it is best known for Creole cooking. At one time, it may have been possible to say that Creole cooking was the fancier cooking of New Orleans with more European influences and Cajun cooking the simpler food of the country folk, but this […]

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Culinary Basics: Getting Started

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

If you’re just starting out or just now starting to hone in on your BBQ craft, there are several techniques you need to know to perfect your Cooking. Here are the 6 Culinary Basic Flavorization Methods. Brine A Brine is a common agent in food processing and cooking. Brining is used to preserve or season […]

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Season’s Eatings

Season’s Eatings

Sponsored Content The holidays are filled with temptations and opportunities to over-indulge, and if you’re managing your health and weight, the season can feel anything but merry. Depriving yourself of your favorite holiday treats isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also unnecessary. Many experts recommend that instead, you focus on building a healthier lifestyle through a well-balanced, […]

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Deck Design 101

Deck Design 101

Tips for planning a perfect outdoor oasis Sponsored Content Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help […]

Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project

Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project

Sponsored Content While planning a new outdoor living space can be overwhelming, chances are there’s a home improvement retailer nearby that offers an abundance of resources to help you tackle virtually any project. If a DIY deck project is on your to-do list, these tips can help you navigate the aisles like a pro. Do […]

A Friendsgiving Feast

A Friendsgiving Feast

Sides, drinks and leftovers perfect for sharing with friends Sponsored Content Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your second family with festive, fun recipes that stray a bit away from traditional fare. “Friendsgiving is often held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. “It’s more of a potluck […]

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Enjoy Your Outdoor Kitchen All Year Long

Enjoy Your Outdoor Kitchen All Year Long

  Sponsored Content Building an outdoor kitchen is a significant investment that can be rewarding for years to come. It’s important to take advantage of nice days and temperate seasons as much as possible, no matter in which part of the country you live. However, with proper planning and preparation, you can fully maximize the […]

A Very Versatile Holiday

A Very Versatile Holiday

Sponsored Content When planning this year’s holiday menu, consider building meals around a versatile main course that you can dress up or down and then integrate into easy leftover dishes. A ham is a perfect solution because it works equally well as the centerpiece of an elegant meal or as savory sliders to serve with […]

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Holiday Ham Help

Holiday Ham Help

Sponsored Content If you want to prepare a ham centerpiece for the holidays but don’t know where to start, the National Pork Board has you covered. Find more holiday ham tips and recipes at porkbeinspired.com. SOURCE: National Pork Board Related posts: A Holiday Ham Worth Celebrating A Very Versatile Holiday Tips for Setting the Perfect […]

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Tips for Setting the Perfect Holiday Table

Tips for Setting the Perfect Holiday Table

Sponsored Content Every holiday season, you invest hours planning and preparing the perfect menu for each celebration you host. While easy and fun may be the name of the game for buffet-style events, when it’s a sit-down soiree, the delightful cuisine you produce deserves a presentation worthy of your efforts. A beautifully set table can […]