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The True Blood Cookbook: Southern Bites From Bon Temps

After an epic season finale, what’s a True Blood fan to do for next 10 months until the Season 6 premiere? While you watch reruns and catch up on the DVR’ed episodes you missed, why not get a bit campy and invite friends over for a feast of recipes from the newly released True Blood cookbook?

The Merlotte’s Bar and Grill table of contents is filled with “Drinks to Die For,” “Home Cookin’,” and even a “Maenad Feast.” Creator Alan Ball grew up in the south and much of the show does really revolve around food; from a slice of pie in Sookie’s kitchen to one of Lafayette’s creations at Merlotte’s. So in between oggling pictures of Bill, Eric or whichever supe gets your attention, you can make this classic southern menu fit for the inhabitants on Bon Temps.

True Blood Dinner Party Menu:

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Reinventing the Meal

Reinventing the Meal with Richard Blais

Tune into Reinventing the Meal this Sunday at 8pm ET with Chef Richard Blais. Join Blais as he seeks out unique purveyors, off-the-beaten-path ethnic kitchens & “wild card” foodie spots, collecting ingredients and insight as he goes.

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Host a Trashy TV Dinner Party

Trashy TV Dinner Parties

Last week we told you about what may have been the most complicated dinner party we’ve ever attended (culinarily speaking), The Vagrancy Project. So as not to make you think we’re elitist about food parties, because we do enjoy formal meals and casual dining alike, we wanted to tell you about our Bachelor Mondays dinners.

Yep, that’s right, we watched The Bachelor all season. By “watched,” we mostly mean “yelled at,” though, which is really where most of the fun is at. But now that the show is over, and Caveman and Model are left to their own devices (we’re guessing an US Weekly cover followed by a breakup followed by irrelevancy), we’re all left with a sad, empty spot on our calendars where Bachelor Mondays used to be.

Which is why, when one of the girls suggested we start watching Dancing with the Stars, we answered with a chorus of excited yeses. So if you need an excuse to get your friends together, look no further than your guilty pleasure TV shows (we’re lookin’ at you, Toddlers and Tiaras, Millionaire Matchmaker or any of those Real Housewives shows.) Here are three lessons we learned from Bachelor Mondays to help make your Trashy TV Dinner Parties a stress-free affair.

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