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Dean and Tori Know How to Throw a Summer Party

There are few better ways to celebrate the height of watermelon season and those perfectly ripe peaches at the market than by highlighting real farm-to-table eating. Dean McDermott’s advice for planning a delicious menu is, “Buy vegetables with dirt on them, because that tells you how fresh they are.” For a lesson in hosting a beautiful backyard […]

Summer Entertaining Week on Cooking Channel

Late summer is a great time for entertaining guests, and nothing brings people together better than good food. When produce is this good, and when the weather is perfect for grilling, there’s really no better time for summer entertaining. Start tonight, August 18, at 8pm ET with a special episode of Unwrapped as Marc Summers […]

Kelsey’s Top 3 Summer Entertaining Tips

Summer entertaining is my favorite kind of entertaining — it’s relaxed, laid-back and easy-breezy. I recently hosted a summer soiree to celebrate my son Oliver’s first birthday (in real life, not on Kelsey’s Essentials!). It was one of the first parties I threw this summer, and we all had a blast. No party is ever […]

6 Dutch Oven and Slow Cooker Meals for Summer

Though your slow cooker and Dutch oven are surely packed away in a dark corner of your kitchen cabinet, it’s time to take them out and dust them off. It may seem foolish to break out these heavy-duty pots that normally turn out hearty, cold-weather meals, but there really is no better time to put […]

Thirsty Thursday: A Summery Sangria

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, […]

Sifted: Homemade Funfetti, Boozy Foods and Summertime Treats

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: Boxed mix funfetti is irresistible, but homemade is even better! The Baker Chick made the colorful layer cake from Momofuku Milk Bar and we’re stunned by the results. Salad for breakfast? If by that you mean a poached egg atop avocado and prosciutto, we’re in! – The Kitchn Chocolate covered […]

A Cocktail: Your Crucial Ingredient to Summer Entertaining

You really can’t beat entertaining in the summertime.  It’s not fussy or complicated like having people over for the holidays or Thanksgiving — everyone just piles into the back yard, breaks open a beer and snacks on yummy side dishes while you get your grill on. A missed opportunity is often in the cocktail arena. Never […]

Get to Know: Local Butchers

Meat-eaters of America, grilling season starts with burgers. And great burgers start with great meat, freshly ground. Which is why this grilling season is the perfect time to start a relationship — with your butcher. Find yourself a good full-service butcher — someone who grinds daily, and grinds to order. Just as importantly, find someone […]

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