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Party in Five: Beer Tasting

Photo: Melanie Grizzel

In the summertime, entertaining needs to be easy — so you have more time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm-weather eats. We set out to create fun, complete party experiences using only five essential ingredients, from tasty food and drinks to decor and games. Party on!

 

The increasingly hotter temps and slower pace of summer here in Austin has encouraged me to take an even more laid-back approach to entertaining than usual. So when Cooking Channel asked me to come up with fun summer parties that could be executed using only five essential “ingredients,” I jumped at the chance to tackle this challenge. The first subject of my party-throwing prowess? A beer-tasting party: summer’s toned-down version of a more traditional wine tasting event.

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Giveaway: Cookout-Themed Cookies!

 

Cooking Channel Cookout Cookie Giveaway

We're giving away these adorable Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies - comment below for a chance to win!

For me, cookies are an essential part of summer: They’re fun, they’re portable, they’re not messy (looking at you, ice cream ‘wiches), they won’t melt in the sun (sorry, shortcake!), and they’re perfect paired with a drink by the pool. Why not have a few friends over and celebrate summer with a batch of sizzling Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies? Our friends at Peapods Cookies baked up a fresh, Cooking Channel cookout-inspired batch of cookies just for you.

Kristie at Peapods absolutely loves to bake, and is getting orders right and left on Etsy and Facebook. She bakes buttery, vanilla scented thick-cut sugar cookies decorated to perfection (she has a degree in fashion design, and it shows) with royal icing. If you can dream it, Kristie can bake it into a delicious cookie. We’re so excited to give away these adorable cookout-themed cookies to one lucky winner — they’ll be the star of any summer party.

So throw some burgers and veggies on the grill and shake up some cooling cocktails: We’ve got dessert covered.

Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies Giveaway

These summery cookies are the perfect ending to your summer party. They're sure to vanish long before ants have time to gather on your picnic blanket.

We’re giving away one batch of these Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite summertime treat.

So, tell us, what’s your favorite summertime treat?

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re the winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one batch of cookies away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 12:00 p.m. ET on June 19 and 5:00 p.m. ET on June 21. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $48. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

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