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Like Negronis? Then You’ll Love This Easy Summer Cocktail

In our house, the cocktail is king. Like many, we started stocking our bar when the cocktail revolution hit a decade ago. Couple that with watching Don Draper and Peggy Olsen imbibe on Mad Men for the last seven years…well, needless to say we probably indulge a little more than we should. I tend to find a drink I like […]

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How to Taste Wine Like an Expert

For our June Rose Decoder we had to taste a lot of wine to find the 5 best picks for the summer (rough life, right, but imagine the other 364 days of the year when we are plowing through hot dogs, canned beans, and other basics for road tests) so we used a very unusual wine tasting tool that you […]

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Easy Cake Decorating Ideas: Flower Toppers

As an avid cake-baker, I’m always looking for ways to make my cake look spectacular. One gorgeous yet surprisingly easy method I love is using flowers as decoration. This is a great way to make your cake colorful without professional-level skills. It doesn’t have to be an entire bouquet, even just one outstanding peony can make a cake look special. […]

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A Quick and Easy Way to Halve Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes can be a delicious addition to any dish or shine alone as a main ingredient. And although they’re super tasty, cutting up large amounts of them up can be a time-consuming affair… That is, until now. With this easy trick, you’ll be able to slice and dice your way through cartons of cherry tomatoes in no time. Just […]

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Test Your Picnic IQ

Before you get busy packing the basket, take a second to find out if you’re smarter than the average bear. (Answers below the photo!) 1. If you’ve been stung by a bee, what can you use to remove the stinger? (a) A credit card (b) A needle (c) A spoon 2. How long can food sit in the sun before […]

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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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