Entertaining & Gathering

Ditch the Crackers: 20 Gluten-Free Party Snacks — Recipe Roundup

A box of crackers and a few types of cheese may be one of the easiest party snacks ever, but what do you do if some of your guests can't eat the crackers? When making gluten-free nibbles for a party, we gravitate toward foods that are inherently gluten-free, like popcorn, nuts, vegetables and cheese. Crisped, toasted, spiced and stuffed, these snacks are so good, no one will miss the crackers. More


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Ina Garten On: Great Dinners & Overlooked Kitchen Tools — Expert Interview

2010_11_16-InaGarten.jpgIna Garten recently released her latest book: Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust (see our review here). Today I want to revisit an interview I did with Garten a little while back. She gave me a few of her favorite tips for entertaining and making dinner, as well as some of the tools that really help out in her kitchen. For common mistakes cooks make, to why she loves roasting so much, to her unexpected favorite tools — plus her views on freezing meals and what she cooks when she's all by herself — read on! More


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The Ultimate Halloween Party Roundup: Menus, Party Ideas, and Inspiration from Around the Web

Maybe it's because Halloween falls on a Saturday night, or maybe it's the gloomy economy. Whichever it is, everyone seems to be in a spooky Halloween spirit this year! There is a lot of fabulous inspiration for Halloween tricks, treats, menus, and parties around the blogosphere, and we're rounding up some of our favorites here. Whether your taste runs to old-fashioned and wholesome, or to the seriously creepy, there's something for you here. More


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The Ultimate Halloween Party Roundup: Menus, Party Ideas, and Inspiration from Around the Web

Maybe it's because Halloween falls on a Saturday night, or maybe it's the gloomy economy. Whichever it is, everyone seems to be in a spooky Halloween spirit this year! There is a lot of fabulous inspiration for Halloween tricks, treats, menus, and parties around the blogosphere, and we're rounding up some of our favorites here. Whether your taste runs to old-fashioned and wholesome, or to the seriously creepy, there's something for you here. More


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How To Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm: The 4 Best Methods — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

So you're making Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people and you're wondering whether you can make the mashed potatoes ahead of time and keep them warm. The answer is yes!

Here are four foolproof methods to keep your mashed potatoes warm (or reheat the ones you made yesterday). The method you use is up to you; use the one that works best for you and your schedule.

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