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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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The Ultimate Outdoor Garden-Party Menu for Summer Entertaining

The expression "FOMO" (fear of missing out) doesn't even cover it, when it comes to how I feel about taking advantage of seasonal produce during the summer months. Hysterically obsessive would be a more apt way to describe how I feel about summer fruit and veggies! There is just too much to enjoy. Farms and gardens are simply bursting with gorgeous fresh produce, and I cannot get enough of it!

How to Spiralize Cabbage for the Easiest Crowd-Pleasing Coleslaw

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Cabbage Slaw

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.

Food & Drink Hacks for Your Summer Pool Party

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There's nothing better than a summertime pool party, but hosting one has its challenges.