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How to Close Out Summer with a Memorable Lobster Feast

How to Close Out Summer with a Memorable Lobster Feast

If you’ve finally recovered from the dog days of summer and are trying to plan one last hurrah before breaking out your fall apparel, there’s no better way to celebrate than by planning an epic lobster feast for family and friends. A Labor Day lobster feast is the perfect occasion for going all-out with top quality crustaceans, a decorative table setting, and mouthwatering seasonal side dishes that threaten to steal the show. READ MORE

The Coolest Summer Cocktails to Make with Your Friends

The Coolest Summer Cocktails to Make with Your Friends

Like the sound of summer day drinking? Yeah, so do we. Keep your day job though, and on the weekend, make one of these mad-cool mixed drinks with ice cube percussion. Vacation can start after 5 o' clock any day if you infuse your happy hour with chill vibes. It's summer. And that's pretty sweet. READ MORE

The Best Summer Vegetarian Menu of All Time

The Best Summer Vegetarian Menu of All Time

The ideal summer menu for fans of meatless meals (that are so amazing omnivores won't notice no animals were harmed) doesn't follow one type of cuisine. It's a combination of cuisines that fuse well: A little tropical, Indian, Mediterranean, Tex-Mex, Southwestern, and Southern. Basically, it's all-American, the hodgepodge that makes eating throughout the U.S. so diverse and exciting. READ MORE

Host the Summer Brunch of Your Dreams

Host the Summer Brunch of Your Dreams

All this summer sunshine begs to be celebrated with charming brunches instead of dinner parties. Give in to the light, and create a dreamy brunch for your favorite people. The weather is too hot for a formal and stuffy event. Our ideal brunch is festive, colorful, tasteful, comfortable, and full of good friends, food, and atmosphere. How do you make this happen? READ MORE

Filipino Recipes for a New Generation

Filipino Recipes for a New Generation

Filipino food is one of the last Asian cuisines still not part of mainstream America. But a generation of talented Filipino-American chefs and food writers is working to push us beyond adobo and lumpia. They're injecting a freshness into the cooking of their moms and aunties, sourcing from farmers' markets and butchers who deal in sustainably raised meats. READ MORE

12 Entertaining Tips for Elevating Your 4th of July BBQ

12 Entertaining Tips for Elevating Your 4th of July BBQ

This year marks the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Which means that there have already been 239 occasions to trot out the familiar old bells, whistles, and celebrations. There are some 4th of July rituals we certainly couldn’t do without (fireworks!), but let’s just say that there are others that are starting to look as old as the founding fathers. Which is why this year, we fully advocate stepping up your game and throwing a barbecue bash that’s truly revolutionary. READ MORE

Father’s Day Grilled Paella Feast

Father’s Day Grilled Paella Feast

When you think of Father's Day, paella isn't the first thing that comes to mind. That's why we love it. Just because grilling is a cliché for this holiday to honor dads doesn't mean you should pass up a perfectly good chance to cook outside and celebrate with friends and family. That's what paella offers: Something unfussy, festive, communal, and best enjoyed outdoors on the grill. If you can't grill, we have a stovetop version of the recipe for you. READ MORE

Academy Awards Cocktail Party

Academy Awards Cocktail Party

Celebrate the Oscars with old-school Hollywood style. READ MORE

Super Bowl Party Playbook

Super Bowl Party Playbook

Tackling the game-day festivities. READ MORE

9 Recipes that Prove Your Muffin Tin is Your Best Friend

9 Recipes that Prove Your Muffin Tin is Your Best Friend

Don't let the twee name fool you. A great muffin pan is a hardcore, multi-purpose piece of cooking gear that can be used in ways that go far beyond dainty fruit muffins. It's an excellent vessel for creating perfect, single-serving sizes for brunch buffets and appetizers (g'bye ugly casserole dishes!). And when you're serving rich, decadent foods, muffin pans offer an added bonus of built-in portion control. This collection of recipes showcases the sheer range and versatility of muffin pan cooking–from savory miniature meatloaf and baked eggs to cute-as-a-button pies and tarts for dessert. READ MORE