Party Food

Recipe: Chicken Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Come summer, there's really nothing I want more in my meal plan than simple, light dinners that come together with a very minimal amount of cooking and taste like they're bursting at the seams with freshness. I can't think of anything that fits the bill better than summer rolls. Packed with juicy seared chicken, ribbons of lightly pickled veggies, creamy avocado, and a layer of fresh herbs all rolled up in a chewy wrapper, these summer rolls call for more prep and assembly than actual cooking. They know how to hit the spot for a totally satisfying summer supper.

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Recipe: Berry Frosé Ice Pops — Summer Desserts

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The unofficial cocktail of last summer was frosé (frozen, slushy-like rosé wine), and while we still love it dearly, this year it seems only fitting to give it a refresh and dress it up for summer 2017. That's why we are declaring this the summer of the frosé Popsicle, an icy-cold treat speckled with honey-sweetened berries. It's best enjoyed on a front porch or with your feet dipped into a pool, ideally with good friends by your side.

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Recipe: Spiked Strawberry Lemonade — Summer Pitcher Cocktails

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A glass of cold lemonade never seems to be beyond arm's reach during some of the very best moments of summer — whether that is lounging on a front porch, running around the backyard, or dipping into your friend's pool. Enjoying the classic is near perfect, but it doesn't hurt to make it a little more adult-friendly and fit for 5 o'clock. Spike it with a little white rum and sweeten it with a handful of muddled strawberries and suddenly it is ready for happy hour.

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How To Make Socca: A Naturally Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbread — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Socca is a popular street food in Nice, France, and is often enjoyed as an appetizer with a glass of crisp rosé. In our own kitchens, this classic dish can be a go-to, any-time-of-day recipe. Learn how to make it by heart and it might just be one of those recipes that comes close to changing your life.

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Recipe: Firecracker Rice Krispies Treats — Easy Dessert Recipes

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This year you're bringing a tray of these firecracker Rice Krispies treats to the Fourth of July gathering. I guarantee they're going to cause a fuss. They're sprinkled with red and blue Pop Rocks, which not only make them look festive, but also means they're seriously fun to eat. Sweet bites that pop and fizz in your mouth will bring out the kid in you and most definitely put you in the holiday spirit.

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How To Make a Watermelon Roll Just Like Friendly’s — Ice Cream Lessons from The Kitchn

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A watermelon roll is a sherbet-meets-ice cream treat made famous by Friendly's restaurants, but at home this refreshing treat is the kind of pure fun that makes you the hero of the neighborhood pool party.

A watermelon roll is made by layering watermelon sherbet (easily made in the blender) with vanilla ice cream (make your own or use store-bought) and studded with chocolate chips to create the appearance of a watermelon with a cool and creamy twist. This homemade watermelon roll recipe is easy to make and heavy on the fun. Here's how it's done.

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