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This Mardi Gras, Make Classy Jelly Shots Based on Classic New Orleans Cocktails

In honor of Mardi Gras, Chowhound turned three classic New Orleans cocktails into elegant jelly shots—which is generally the non-branded term used to denote fancier Jell-O shots. And these certainly

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How to Host an Oscar Cocktail Party Fit for the Stars

Celebrate the Oscars with old-school Hollywood style.

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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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Your Guide to Creating the Best Champagne Bar Ever

There is something inherently luxurious about Champagne. Whether it’s paired with a decadent food, like oysters or caviar, or served with strawberries as a sexy Valentine’s Day treat, the fizzy

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How to Host the Perfect Galentine’s Day Bash

Galentine’s Day has officially transcended the television screen, where it was mentioned by Leslie Knope on “Parks & Recreation,” to become a holiday that many hold near and dear to

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Keto Meal Ideas For Valentine’s Day (And Yes, You Can Have Dessert)

If you’re one of the millions of Americans “going keto,” you know that the diet is somewhat strict and difficult to adhere to, especially on holidays like Valentine’s Day that

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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 (and not in

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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 Valentine’s Day Party

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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Super Bowl Party Playbook

Tackling the game-day festivities.

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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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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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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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How to Host (or Attend) 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 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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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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Best Gifts to Bring to Your Thanksgiving Host/Hostess’ Home

You’ve scored an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner. So what’s the etiquette as a guest? Besides arriving on time (or within an acceptable window of time if you know how they

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Keeping It Real: How Far Should You Go to Accommodate Thanksgiving Guests?

I hit snooze on my phone this morning, half dreaming of auburn leaves falling to the sidewalk. Somewhere along the way — and I’m not quite sure when it happened

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Party Planning: How to Avoid Halloween Horrors

You want your Halloween party to be a scream, but not in a truly awful, lame, or man-this-sucks kinda way. Keep these warnings in mind as you make your plans,

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Fall Herbs and Spices That Double as Décor

You don’t need more stuff. We all have enough stuff. When your space is looking bland and you want to decorate your home or table, look around you. The best

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Kick Off Football Season with These 14 Greasy and Great Pub Grub Recipes

“Woooooo!” (chomp, chomp, slurp) “Ah, man!” (chomp, chomp, slurp). These are the raucous and sloppy sounds of football season, when following the game means fried food and beer at your

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