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Why is our pot luck offering cast aside?

by SamuelAt 10 days 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 4 days ago

Terrine starter but what for entree?

by akdad 17 days 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 11 days ago

Dinner with inlaws

by Lillla 1 month 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...


masha commented 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

by dkrnet 2 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 1 month ago

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

by rp17 2 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 2 months ago

Healthy Crockpot dinner for 6 people

by rkraus5 3 months ago

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

alex9179 commented 3 months ago

Polenta Bar Dinner Party (Vegetarian)

by nature_trash 4 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 3 months ago

Magic Themed Party for Adults

by graggle 5 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 4 months ago

Birthday Dinner Wine Pairing Suggestions for Challenging Menu

by mpcarney 6 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 6 months ago

Wine Pairing Dinner Party Help

by mexicaliblues 6 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 6 months ago

Italian dinner party menu

by vanessa7 7 months ago

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


vanessa7 commented 6 months ago

Fun with Fondue

by CookingNut1 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

What to cook for dinner party with author

by Lotus7 7 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 7 months ago

Pescatarian or Vegetarian Main for 8 people

by pistachio peas 8 months ago

I'm having a few close friends over as an early, casual birthday celebration for my husband. All are omnivores except...


masha commented 7 months ago

Vegan 4th of July BBQ?

by rbrbr 8 months ago

Having a July 4th BBQ with several vegan and vegetarian folks coming- about 20 guests in all. Any ideas of what t...

LaLa commented 8 months ago

Gathering for Family - Ideas Needed Please!

by yumfactr 8 months ago

Everyone was so helpful for my "picky dad" post that I am hoping to get help with another, slightly similar (sort of)...


tastesgoodwhatisit commented 8 months ago

Menu for 6

by highlyunlikely 9 months ago

I am hosting some friends for dinner next weekend and am hoping to make most of the meal ahead of time so I don't get...


masha commented 9 months ago

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June 9, Deetjens PopUp @ Big Sur Roadhouse

by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

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