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Last-Minute Recipes for Rosh Hashanah



Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes early this year, starting tonight at sundown and ending Friday evening. If you’re looking to ring in the holiday, try these quick, easy, and festive fall foods and drinks: Bagel With Cream Cheese, Apple, and Honey Carrot and Apple Slaw With Raisins Honey-Soaked Feta
 Apple Blintz Pancakes Ginger and Honey Iced Tea Apple […]

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Happy Toasted Marshmallow Day!

We all know that Monday is Labor Day, but today is Toasted Marshmallow Day—one of your more under-the-radar holidays, it’s true, but definitely one we’re happy to celebrate. If you’re also feeling festive, you can go with a basic s’more or one with a twist or even think outside the s’more with these eight creative and mouth-watering marshmallow recipes. No plans to build […]

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Drink Prosecco Instead of Champagne

Have something to celebrate? Plan festivities that don’t take a bite out of your budget (but are just as fun!) by opting for Prosecco or Cava over Champagne. Serving either Prosecco or Cava can save you about $20 to $30 per bottle. To stretch your dollar even further, don’t fill each glass with bubbly. Instead, add cranberry juice to make a […]

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10 Mistakes You’re Making as a Party Host via HuffPost Taste

I love this list of the top mistakes you’re making as a party host from our friends at HuffPost Taste. My personal favorites (and a few that I may have committed) are freaking out, making dishes that you’ve never made before, and making things too complicated. Here’s what the HuffPost Taste editors say: “We’ve compiled a list of some of […]

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4 Tasty Fruit Dip Recipes

Sure, fresh fruit tastes great–especially in the summertime–but there’s no denying everything tastes just a bit sweeter with a little dip. Prep one of these delicious dips for your next picnic and serve with some freshly cut fruit or baked goods.

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How to Keep Crudités Fresh

When hosting a party, you want everything to be fresh and crisp–especially the food. Follow these steps to ensure any veggies platters you prep ahead are ready for crunch time:

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How to Windproof Your Outdoor Table

Make wind less of an issue by skipping the tablecloth. If you can’t bear to part with linens, hold them in place by sandwiching each corner with a pair of mutually attracting magnets.

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15 Fourth of July Desserts

Celebrate the stars and the stripes the sweetest way. These delicious (and beautiful!) desserts will help you round out your Fourth of July meal. All-Star Berry Tart from All You Old Glory Cherry-Blueberry Pie from Sunset Strawberry Shortcake from Real Simple   Mini Summer Berry Pavlovas with Strawberry Sauce from The Kitchn   Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler from Southern Living   Still […]

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How to Serve Ice Cream to a Crowd

Need to feed a bunch of hungry kids? Avoid a mess by starting to scoop before the party even begins.

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4 Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

If you have an outdoor shindig planned for this weekend or next, you’re no doubt wishing that all the mosquitoes in your vicinity would just bug off! Here’s how to make it happen (more or less).

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