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Help Guests Keep Track of Their Drinks

Instead of jamming another thing in the junk drawer (I’m looking at you, glass tags) or washing wine glasses all night, use this simple trick to keep track of party-goers glasses.

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How to Make Simple Syrup

For a tasty and impressive upgrade to lemonade, cocktails, and even cake, try mixing up your own simple syrup. It couldn’t be easier to make: Just combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar has completely dissolved. It should only take three to five minutes. Store […]

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Everything You Need For a St. Patrick’s Day Party from POPSUGAR Home

To some, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day means wearing green and enjoying a chilled mug of Guinness with some corned beef and cabbage. While that’s perfectly acceptable, there are a few other ways to get into the spirit. POPSUGAR Home can recommend great dishware and table settings to bring a touch of sophistication and class to any St. Patrick’s Day fete. […]

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How to Cook for a Crowd

If you’re packing your living room with eager football fans this weekend, Chef Gerard Cribbin, Executive Chef at Coal Fired Bistro in Greenville, SC, shares his best tips to ensure you don’t fumble.

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A Quick Guide to Super Bowl Squares

If you’ve always wanted to join a Super Bowl Squares pool with your family, friends, or coworkers, but don’t know the first thing about football, here’s how it works: Every number corresponds with the last digit of the score (0 through 9) for either team—so for this Sunday, that will be the Denver Broncos on one axis, and the Seattle […]

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Remove Red Wine Stains From Linens

If your table linens are dotted with red wine stains thanks to a little extra merriment at the holiday party you hosted, follow this stain-fighting trick to ensure the mess gets properly cleaned up.

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The Best Way to Open Champagne

You may want to start the New Year with a bang, but chances are a rouge cork isn’t quite the bang you’re looking for. To properly–and safely–pop the sparkling wine, follow these steps.

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A Clever Way to Use a Lemon

With New Year’s Eve parties coming up, I thought I’d share one of my all-time favorite Real Simple entertaining tips. Here’s a party trick that’s both fun and practical: When you’re serving up hors d’oeuvres on toothpicks (bacon-wrapped dates, meatballs, cubes of cheese), place a lemon on the table to collect all the used picks. You’ll avoid gathering up stray […]

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How Much Wine Should You Serve?

Follow this general rule of thumb to ensure you have enough wine to serve (without overbuying) at your next event.

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Top 15 Thanksgiving Emergency Fixes From Sunset.com

I’ll have to admit… I’ve never actually hosted Thanksgiving and cooked the entire meal myself. Last year, I provided the space, but my mother and mother-in-law brought most of the food. Lucky for me, this year I am getting off easy again and assigned  only a few sides. The pot-luck tradition has been great but part of me is interested […]

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