How to Throw a Backyard Seafood Boil Party

Since eating seafood like lobster, crab and peel-and-eat shrimp is both a deluxe food experience and a hands-on activity, it's great for a party—especially in the summer. Boiling up a large pot of shellfish with all the fixings of a classic low-country boil—potatoes, smoked sausage, Old Bay seasoning and plenty of melted butter for dipping—is one of the easiest ways to feed a crowd. The benefits are endless:

How to Make a Perfect Summer Cheese Board

Pictured Recipe: Ultimate Summer Fruit & Cheese Board

Effortless, casual entertaining in the summer wouldn't be complete without a bountiful cheese board highlighting the best of the season. Making a beautiful warm-weather cheese board is super-simple, as long as you keep a breezy, easy-going vibe when setting up the cheese and accompaniments.

A Traditional Christmas Dinner Menu

Sticking to Christmas tradition, this classic dinner menu features holiday favorites like braised Brussels sprouts, juicy beef tenderloin, buttery-herbed potatoes and our healthier take on creamy eggnog. Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time, so you can spend your evening with family and friends rather than in the kitchen.

On the Menu:

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toasts

A Very Festive Hanukkah Dinner Menu for the Festival of Lights

tossing salad greens

We've planned out your Hanukkah feast, filled with festive and delicious recipes, such as root vegetable latkes and pavlovas with cranberry-ginger sauce. This menu features two Hanukkah food traditions—latkes and salty cheese. Save yourself time the day of and make the gougères and pavlovas up to three days ahead.

Which Pie Is Healthier: Apple or Pumpkin?

Thanksgiving pie is arguably most people's favorite part of the meal: if it's Thanksgiving, there must be pie. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, you may be wondering if one pie has a nutritional leg up on another. Is apple the healthier choice? Or does pumpkin pie reign supreme? Here's what we found when we looked at the two side by side.