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