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It doesn’t get much better than laughing and catching up with friends and family for a few hours. Why wait for a holiday to catch up? All it takes is some good food and good drinks to connect with the people that matter most to us.

How to Prepare the Perfect Holiday Meal

From grocery shopping to wrangling all your relatives into one room, preparing for holiday get-togethers can be stressful. Luckily, you can avoid a mid-day meltdown on Christmas, Easter, or Mother’s Day by planning ahead and prepping your dishes before the big day even begins. Here’s how. What’s On the Menu? Cranberry Collins Crostini With Lemon […]

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How to Create an Epic Cookie Charcuterie Board

When it comes to the holidays and large family gatherings, cookies always come to mind. That’s why a cookie charcuterie board is such an ingenious entertaining idea! Whether it’s filled with homemade holiday faves, store-bought staples, or traditional family bakes, your guests will love sampling all the delicious options you have to offer. Not sure […]

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How to Host a Hot Chocolate Bar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—hot chocolate season! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with a hot chocolate bar. It’s not only the perfect pairing for at-home cookie exchanges or gingerbread house decorating parties, but it’s also easy to adapt to any party size. Here’s how you can spread some cheer […]

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The Best Summer Dips

Dips are the greatest party food. They’re easy to transport, super customizable, and fit into every type of gathering, whether it’s game day or a pool party. Have an event coming up? Here are a few recipes that will be great additions to bring to any get-together, no matter the occasion. Pair these recipes with […]

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10 Ways to Have More Fun Your Backyard

Make this your best summer ever by planning fun things to do with your friends and family. We’ve mapped out the top 10 bucket list items every food-loving family needs to complete this summer. Share your outdoor activities using the hashtag #howipamperedchef on Facebook and Instagram. Try one activity a week and by the end […]

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10 Favorite Cookout Side Dishes

You can do better than a bag of potato chips this summer. We’ve got fresh, seasonal salads; quick pickles; pasta dishes and the best dips. Here are 10 summertime sides ready for your picnic table or patio. 1. Fresh Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad A quick take on the classic Greek salad, this version highlights delicious […]

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The Ultimate List of Burger & Hot Dog Toppings

It’s time to set aside the ketchup and mustard. Let’s get serious and take burgers and hot dogs from meh to amazing. Whether you love burgers made of beef, bison, pork, turkey, or chicken—or prefer brats, sausages, or classic hot dogs—there’s an out-of-the box topping you’ll love on this list. Hang on to this for the […]

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16 Recipes to Spice Up Your Game Day

You plan the party, we’ll plan the menu. Whether it’s football, basketball, or hockey, nothing kicks off the big game like an all-star lineup of tasty snacks and drinks. You’ll keep sports fanatics talking with these easy game-day recipes and ideas. 1. Mile High Nachos Holy guacamole, are these nachos good! An expert nacho-stacking technique leaves […]

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How to Build a Charcuterie Board

Serving charcuterie as a party appetizer is easier than you think. Learn what charcuterie is, when to serve it, and how to put together a beautiful charcuterie board. Then, pair it with the perfect wine or champagne to impress your company Charcuterie 101 Charcuterie is popping up everywhere, from food blogs to five-star restaurants to […]

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