Dinner Party for Beginners

Think you can’t cook a meal for friends? You can.

Calling all kitchen novices: This menu will squelch your fears of culinary disasters. You may have been called upon to cook for some friends; in a moment of weakness you may even have offered to host a dinner party. This three-course meal looks impressive (shrimp pasta! homemade croutons!) but is deceptively easy, with clear instructions and illustrated steps.

Greek Salad | Make »

Croutons | Make »

Icebox Cake | Make »


Seven-Layer Bars | Make »

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