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How to Eat Like Thor

Thor's Favorite Food

The Avengers proved Thor's love of shawarma

If you’re planning a trip to Asgard soon to visit your favorite otherworldly god, Thor, or just going to see the upcoming Marvel release, Thor: The Dark World, prepare yourself with these favorite foods and drinks of the God of Thunder.

Loki Iced Tea Cocktail

Like Thor’s devious brother, this delicious drink appears harmless with its smooth Southern-iced tea taste, but it’s actually quite dangerous, packing an alcoholic punch just beneath the surface. The Loki Iced Tea Cocktail is a mischievously enchanting cocktail in disguise.

Watch how to make it.

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How to Throw a Breaking Bad Finale Party

Like so many of its predecessors — Lost, Six Feet Under and The X­-Files, to name a few — Breaking Bad has introduced a cast of characters so intricate, complex and badass that we can’t help rooting for even the most fallible of main characters. As much as we’re mourning the loss of one of TV’s greatest dramas, we’re super psyched to see how the final episode plays out.

Follow these simple steps, so this Sunday won’t just mark the swan song of your favorite TV show; it will also mark the day you threw the greatest theme party your friends have ever attended.

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Party in Five: Hawaiian Luau

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!

 

With summer’s days waning and the temperatures continuing to rise, I’m itching to get in some last outdoor parties — but with a light menu and minimal effort required. To satisfy this entertaining urge, I decided to embrace a classic theme — a Hawaiian luau — and give it a bit of a sophisticated twist. Sure, there’s room for a paper parasol or two, but this affair is all about a clean color palette, natural materials and a light, fresh menu. With Polynesian- and tiki-inspired elements and an island music soundtrack, we felt transported to Hawaii as we toasted and feasted late into the night.

To host your own luau, you’ll need five essential ingredients:

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Party in Five: Rustic Pizza Night

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!
 

One of my absolute favorite ways to spend a summer evening is grilling pizzas in the backyard with my husband. It’s a fun, interactive way to enjoy cooking together, and the end result is so delicious. Recently we invited a few friends to join in on our tradition — letting everyone know that they’d be expected to participate in the cooking process. I set a simple, rustic table filled with fresh seasonal ingredients and woodsy elements for my farmhouse-inspired fete.

To host your own pizza night, you’ll need five essential ingredients:

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Party in Five: Mexican Fiesta

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!

 

Here in Texas, we eat a lot of Mexican food; Tacos, enchiladas and guacamole are such a staple on my dinner table that they practically constitute their own food group. So when the outdoor temps heat up, I love to make these favorites feel a little more festive by throwing a south-of-the-border fiesta complete with frosty margaritas, colorful maracas and a candy-filled piñata. I recently celebrated summer’s arrival with such a fête in my backyard, and jazzed up my normal outdoor setup with vibrant flowers, a spicy menu and décor that channeled a Mexican beach town.

To throw this fiesta at home, you need five essential ingredients:

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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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