Dinner Party

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Sides with roast pork?

by NYchowcook 2 years ago

I am planning a dinner party with a terrific, local roast pork shoulder. I plan to roast with fennel seeds, rosemary ...


teresinashaw commented 9 days ago

Menu help for small girls' night in for mom's bday

by inlovewiththedusk 20 days ago

Hi there! I'm having an impromptu dinner for a total of 6 women (including me) where we'll be celebrating my mom's 7...


Ttrockwood commented 19 days ago

Tom Collins party

by akdad 26 days ago

This spring/early summer I am planning a cocktail/dinner party around a Tom Collins bar. I’ll have a lazy susan with ...


babymole_bob123 commented 23 days ago

St. Patrick's Day house party foods for home base meetup and after party

by ZoeyCovey 1 month ago

There will be 8 of us. meeting up at my friends house near downtown. We will pre party there, uber in 2 cars out down...


LaLa commented 26 days ago

Dinner with inlaws

by Lillla 4 months ago

I am a newlywed and my in-laws are coming next Sunday to eat my cooking for the first time, there will be 5 of us tot...


thegforceny commented 29 days ago

Help - easy dinner for 16 people

by SLM222 1 month ago

As part of a new parent group, I need to serve 16 people dinner. All attendees will have newborns so something easy t...


pumpkinspice commented 1 month ago

Why is our pot luck offering cast aside?

by SamuelAt 2 months ago

Our friend “Roz” was hosting a pot luck dinner and had a “sign up for approval” list in the office. I consulted with...


SamuelAt commented 2 months ago

Terrine starter but what for entree?

by akdad 3 months ago

Wishing to make this lamb terrine as a starter with (gin) martinis for a dinner party. What do I follow this act with...


letsindulge commented 3 months ago

Guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

by hala 8 years ago

Hubby and I were brought up to always offer to do the dishes after dinner at someone's house. We always ask first and...


fryerlover commented 3 months ago

When a guest insists upon bringing the main dish to a dinner party

by dkrnet 5 months ago

My wife and I are hosting a holiday dinner party. For the first time in several years my brother, whom we don't reall...


MikeG commented 4 months ago

How to politely say "do not bring food" on invitation

by rp17 4 months ago

I'm planning on throwing a 40th birthday party for my husband. We are inviting friends and family, and some of those...


thegforceny commented 4 months ago

Healthy Crockpot dinner for 6 people

by rkraus5 5 months ago

I am throwing a birthday dinner for my father and looking for healthy, simple recipe recommendations! My sister in la...


alex9179 commented 5 months ago

Polenta Bar Dinner Party (Vegetarian)

by nature_trash 6 months ago

Hello, I am throwing a dinner party for about 20 friends for my birthday. Last year I did the Momofuku pork should...


Splendid Spatula commented 5 months ago

Magic Themed Party for Adults

by graggle 7 months ago

I am a catering chef and one of my clients is looking to host a "Magic Themed" Dinner for 300 employees. I've grown u...


graggle commented 6 months ago

Birthday Dinner Wine Pairing Suggestions for Challenging Menu

by mpcarney 8 months ago

Hi Wine Folks, I'm co-hosting a combination birthday dinner Saturday Aug 26, 2017 for 3 celebrants - all of whom e...


hotoynoodle commented 8 months ago

Wine Pairing Dinner Party Help

by mexicaliblues 8 months ago

Hello, I'm hosting some folks for a very simple dinner this weekend and want to make sure the wine shines. Please ...


hotoynoodle commented 8 months ago

Italian dinner party menu

by vanessa7 9 months ago

We're hosting an Italian dinner party and this is what we're planning for the menu: Appertivo: Bellini Antipasto...


vanessa7 commented 9 months ago

Fun with Fondue

by CookingNut1 9 months ago

If you want to have a fun...and simple… dinner…then invest in a fondue pot! First..for the “newcomers”…what is fond...


ricepad commented 9 months ago

Sides/Appeteizers for Fettucine Alfredo dinner?

by trishna87 2 years ago

Hey guys! Just wanted some advice(and recipe links if possible) to suggestions for what to serve with a fettuccine ...


The_Libster commented 9 months ago

What to cook for dinner party with author

by Lotus7 9 months ago

Hi there, I'm hosting 4 adults (1 is a pretty well known author) and 4 kiddos under the age of 8. 2 guests are veget...


Ttrockwood commented 9 months ago

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