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How to Make a Chocolate Dessert Board and Throw a Tasting Party to Go With It

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Uncork the wine, put out a selection of chocolate bars with accompaniments like fruit and nuts on a beautiful board and invite friends to bring a few of their favorite chocolates to share.

Hilarious Food Costumes to Win Halloween This Year

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Halloween is my favorite time of the year—I like the decor, the joy it brings and of course, seeing my adorable niece and nephew all dressed up in their costumes.

Move Over, Pumpkin: These Spooky Fruit and Vegetable Jack-O'-Lanterns Are Winning Halloween This Year

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Halloween is a time for crazy costumes, spooky recipes, trick-or-treating, pumpkin-flavored everything and, of course, jack-o'-lanterns! This year, take your traditional pumpkin carving up a notch with these four fruit and vegetable jack-o'-lanterns. Use our free printable stencils to create your next holiday-party centerpiece.

Pickling Parties Are the Best Kind of Party & Here's Why

I've always been a big partier, but at age 40 you won't find me doing keg stands. Instead, my last several gatherings have been in the name of food preservation. Sounds strange I know, but I'm a produce hoarder who preserves every fruit or vegetable I can stuff in a jar. It's a time-consuming hobby that goes a lot faster if you have lots of hands on deck. So to satisfy both my obsession with pickling and my love for entertaining, I throw pickling parties. At the end of it all, every­body goes home with jars of tangy jewels.

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 Shell a Lobster

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How to Shell a Lobster

Learn how to shell a lobster in 4 easy steps.

Whether you order lobsters already cooked from your fish market or cook them at home, a lobster party is fun way to entertain at home. If you or your guests have never enjoyed a whole lobster before, figuring out how to get the meat from the shell can be a little tricky. This step-by-step guide will show you how.

Garden Party Decoration Ideas Featuring Fresh Herbs

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