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

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 battle of Puebla (but, er, they surrendered a year later). It’s a holiday with little significance in Mexico outside of the state of Puebla, but in the U.S., we use it as an excuse to gorge on guacamole and margaritas. Because now seems as good a time as any to celebrate the amazing contributions of Mexican food culture, let’s use this holiday to focus on the best (and most party-friendly) food in Mexico: the foods prepared and sold by its numerous street vendors. READ MORE

Easter Made Easy

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 salmon. And when it comes to salmon, planking is the way to go. It’s so easy: Soak a piece of cedar—you can get one at any gourmet grocer or fish market—plonk the fish on top, and broil or grill the whole thing. The plank contributes a smoky flavor to the fish and provides a perfect, flat cooking surface. READ MORE

This Jewish Holiday Requires Your Best-Dressed Table

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 pretty important. On the first night of Passover, the marathon meal overflows with wine, symbolism, special foods, readings, storytelling, and fun for children. Whether you're new to hosting or need a refresher, you'll benefit from checking out our tips and suggestions. Make your tablescape reflect the illustrious occasion. READ MORE

16 Sweet Sixteen Recipes for Those March Madness Games

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 part of the game of watching college basketball. You need to balance this insanity with an array of tasty treats. You gotta keep your energy up. After all, they can't do it without you. Check out these ideas for the most delicious ways to get your grub and your game on at the same time. READ MORE

Cocktails for Oscar Best Picture Nominees

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, or a play on words with the drink's name. Maybe do it with your top three favorite films if you're hosting an Oscars party. For those who are going to drink while watching the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, you might as well do it in style and in celebration of the transporting art of moving pictures. READ MORE

How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscars Party

How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscars Party

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Make ahead so you can make out. READ MORE

How to Throw a Beautiful Party for Valentine’s Day

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 and drinks, keep it basic, she says. This lovey-dovey holiday is on a Tuesday, after all. You'll probably be rushing home from work that day and off to work the next morning. READ MORE

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

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 good way) time of year? No need to be left alone out in the cold. Gather your single friends — maybe even your coupled friends who also think the holiday is a shallow interpretation of love — for a party celebrating your independence. Platonic love is pretty powerful too. When planning your non-romantic revelry, consider our tips on how to drink, eat, and carouse in official Palentine's Day style surrounded by your friends (without benefits), on or around Feb. 14. READ MORE

Cold-Weather Comfort Food Menu

Cold-Weather Comfort Food Menu

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