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Summer Entertaining

No Stress Being A Guest

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 07.15.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

Good friends have invited you for a summer weekend at the beach, the lake or the country. You've been friends forever! It will be just like old times: a chance to relax, catch up, share funny stories, eat and drink, listen to music, kick back around a fire pit or on the deck. Ahhh....

Cheap Activities For The Summer

Matthew Crawt | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Matthew Crawt

Here is a list of cheap activities that you can do this summer. You may think that you have done everything possible in your home city but you should have some fresh ideas after this!

Buffet Bonding

Tom Kramer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

I feel ignored when I attend Hollywood parties. Not that I go to many, but whether they're classy events or casual affairs, I'm bummed at being shunne...

Summer Vacation is for the Birds (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Meredith Masony

When I hear the words, "Summer Vacation" it sends shivers down my spine. I have three children, who I love, but the summers can be intense. Check out ...

10 Best Picnic Recipes for Spring

Carla McDonald | Posted 04.25.2016 | Taste
Carla McDonald

Spring has sprung and, now that the birds and the bees are a-buzz, it's time to move the party outdoors and toast the season with a chic and delicious al fresco spread fit for a queen. After all, it was during the Elizabethan Age that picnics became quite the chi-chi social occasion. Queen Elizabeth and her courtiers would set up elaborate meals in the forest after a day of hunting.

5 Theme Ideas For Spring And Summer Parties

Carla McDonald | Posted 04.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Carla McDonald

An inspired party theme is a lot like a good glass of giggle water. Both incorporate quality ingredients, showcase creativity, have layers of interest...

6 Ways To Make The Most of Your Tiny Balcony Before It's Too Late

MakeSpace | Posted 09.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

The bad news: You only have a few weeks left of cozy 70-degree and 80-degree temperatures left. The good news: You still have a few weeks left to enj...

Last Minute Bargains for Stepping Up Your Summer Décor

Matthew Meisner | Posted 08.07.2016 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Meisner

Before we pack up our Havaianas and sangria pitchers for the season, why not step up our summer décor game, and end things with a bang? Or better yet a bargain?

One Classic Dish, Five Ways

Love Detailed | Posted 08.05.2016 | Weddings
Love Detailed

Whether you're planning a wedding reception, bridal shower or backyard event, classic, white dish ware can be an instrumental piece to creating your beautiful tabletop.

The Easiest Way To Make Pie For A Crowd

Posted 08.05.2015 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Meet the slab pie. Its name may be a little clunky, but it's a godsend for anyone who loves pie but knows baking one for a big par...

33 Ways to Bring the Beach Home With You This Summer

Hometalk | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Home

These simple and stylish projects will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by shells, waves, and nautical goodness!

How To Make Stamped Menus Using Scraps Of Produce

Food52 | Posted 07.31.2016 | HuffPost Home

Certain produce, like okra and citrus, will make graphic stamps when sliced in half -- and better yet if they're dried out and gnarly like that lemon wedge wasting away in your fridge. Enter the easiest way to make the most of your excess summer bounty.

Alfresco Dining Setting the Mood

Debbe Daley | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Debbe Daley

No one wants to spend any more time indoors during the summer than necessary. At least if you're like me.

The Five Best Wines for Summer Entertaining

Carla McDonald | Posted 07.26.2016 | Taste
Carla McDonald

Whether you're planning an al fresco dinner party, backyard barbecue or pique-nique pour deux, warm weather gatherings beg for vibrant sparklers, crisp whites and vivid reds with supple tannins.

Is There an App to Tell Me How to Cook Strange-Looking Vegetables?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

"What am I eating?" my spouse asked, poking at the roasted wedges of an orange vegetable on the dinner plate. "They look and taste like beets, but I t...

Light, Breezy One-Pot Dinners For Summer Evenings

Posted 07.21.2015 | OWN

Because you really should be eating ice cream after the meal -- not washing tons of dishes. By Lynn Andriani Like Us On Facebook | Follow Us...

The Easiest, Tastiest, Summer Corn Recipes Ever

Posted 06.29.2015 | OWN

From chowder to cakes to straight off the cob (with some crazy-good ideas for toppings), these dishes remind us why we love this farm-stand classic. ...

A Frequent Flighter's Tips for Drinking Wine Responsibly

Melanie Young | Posted 06.22.2016 | Taste
Melanie Young

During summertime many of you are icing down rosé and fizz for picnics, al fresco dinners, barbecues and other summer soirées. The heat and sun can take its toll if you slip up and sip too much. I'm sharing a few of my wine professional tips to make sure you stay focused and fabulous.

It's About Time You Learned How To Make A Margarita

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 05.04.2016 | Taste

Margaritas are like opinions. Everyone has one that they consider to be the best. To truly find your favorite, there's a whole ridiculous world of ...

How To Shake A Cocktail Like A Legit Mixologist

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Taste

A perfectly mixed cocktail can feel like a transcendental experience come happy hour. And guess what? You are capable of creating such a fine drink wi...

These Noodle Salads Will Save Your Summer

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Taste

Photo credit: The Kitchy Kitchen, What's Cooking Good Looking, Cookie + Kate, This Gal Cooks, Use Real Butter, A House in the Hills You can never h...

The Only Potato Salad Recipe You'll Ever Need (And 4 More Perfect Potluck Dishes)

Posted 06.16.2015 | OWN

Plus, more perfect potluck fare to get you through every barbecue, picnic and other gathering that comes your way. By Lynn Andriani Like Us O...

5 Scrumptious Desserts For Summer Parties

Posted 06.09.2015 | OWN

No matter if you're walking down the block or driving an hour, when you get to the party, these unfussy treats will still look -- and taste -- great. ...

6 Summer Recipes We Can't Wait To Try

Posted 06.01.2015 | OWN

Consider this your playbook for a season of delicious meals that highlight in-season ingredients.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: 10 Fun Fiesta Foods

Jennifer Segal | Posted 05.02.2016 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Cinco de Mayo -- the perfect excuse to feast on all your favorite Mexican foods. These delicious dishes are some of my most requested Ole!