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Crank Up the Rotisserie for Father’s Day

Even master grillers tend to leave the rotisserie parts that came with their grills to rust, but putting the motor and spit to use actually turns out to be easier

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How to Host a Vegan Dinner Party Meat Eaters Will Love

Throw a dinner party that just happens to have no animal products. You don’t even have to mention to your meat-eating friends that there will be no meat, dairy, eggs,

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How to Throw a Mexican Street Food-Inspired Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

We all know Cinco de Mayo is all about the food. I don’t feel bad saying so – the holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s unexpected victory over France in the

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Easter Made Easy

You don’t have to cook low and slow to produce a heavy, meaty main for Easter. You can turn up the heat, high and fast for lighter springtime meals featuring

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This Jewish Holiday Requires Your Best-Dressed Table

Passover is like the Oscars of Jewish holidays. It’s the most distinguished, the one to prioritize if you’re not fully committed to them all. So the dinner table setup is

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16 Sweet Sixteen Recipes for Those March Madness Games

Time to get crazy, people — March Madness is here! Scream at your players, cry at the lost chances, laugh at the calls, and shout at the ref. It’s all

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Cocktails for Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Pick your favorite film out this year’s best-picture Oscar nominees. Now, make a drink that plays into that movie — inspiration can come from the movie’s setting, characters, plot, era,

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How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscars Party

Roll out the red carpet for your friends.

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Make ahead so you can make out.

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How to Throw a Beautiful Party for Valentine’s Day

Erin Gleeson is fanciful yet downright realistic when it comes to hosting a dinner or cocktail party for friends. For instance, Valentine’s Day: If you’re inviting friends over for eats

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How to Throw a Badass Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Haters, welcome. This is a safe space for those of us fed up with the forced romantic holiday and its duty-bound commercialism. Feeling singled out this cheesy (not in a

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Cold-Weather Comfort Food Menu

Stick-to-your-ribs recipes for harsh winter days.

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Adam Richman’s Tips for Hosting an Epic Football-Viewing Feast

TV personality, cook, and author Adam Richman has wolfed down a 7-pound burrito, violently spicy suicide wings, and a towering 12-patty cheeseburger on the hit Travel Channel show “Man v

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How to Handle a Holiday Brunch Potluck

Last weekend, Kristin Donnelly arrived at a friend’s potluck brunch carrying her signature scones marbled with sweet caramelized onions, oozy Gouda cheese, and buttery, crunchy pecans.

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How to Cook Christmas Dinner for 6 on a $75 Budget

You’re on a tight budget. You don’t have to be a Scrooge about it and forgo a nice meal for your close family and maybe a friend or two. Cooking

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Special Occasion Dishes and Table Linens

We’ve curated some of our favorite fine dishes and table linens  — from classic and elegant to modern and rustic  — that you can pull out for special occasions. There’s

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Guide: Host a Gingerbread House-Building Party

Build a house for the holidays. An edible house. But make it so ridiculously charming and sweet (literally as well as figuratively), that you won’t want to mess it up

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How to Host a Hanukkah Potluck

You aren’t going to make huge, festive dinners for all eight nights of Hanukkah. It’s just not going to happen. Potlucks keep it casual, and you sane.

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Herbs and Other Ingredients Perfect for Decorating Your Christmas Table

Christmas is the time of year rampant with too much spending and too much wasting. Let’s stop that, for our budget’s sake and the earth’s benefit. Anyone planning a big

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Plan Your Hanukkah Decor and Tablescapes — Tastefully

Don’t overdo it. That’s the lesson to remember most when planning special dinners for any of the eight days of Hanukkah (or Hanukah/Chanukah; they’re all correct).

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Your Guide to Entertaining with Cheese

You said you wouldn’t do it this time. You promised yourself the cooking will be done by the time your holiday guests arrive so you can relax and focus on

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