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Oscar-worthy Food for Your Viewing Party

In its 85th year, the annual Academy Awards, which airs on Sunday, February 24, is one of our favorite reasons to gather friends around the television. Sure, we love watching the red carpet arrivals, performances, and acceptance speeches. But the real stars of the night are the delicacies on the buffet table. With that in mind, we present our awards ... Read More »

Perfect New Year’s Eve Dinners for Two

Not all memorable New Year’s Eve parties involve a crowd. In fact, one of the most wonderful ways to ring in the New Year is to enjoy an intimate dinner at home with one particularly special person. That’s why today we’re delighted to present our best options for an instant and elegant romantic feast for two. Order, reheat, and add ... Read More »

Elegant, Effortless Cocktail Party Food

If indeed ’tis the season to be jolly, you might think twice before making all of your cocktail party provisions from scratch. After all, if you’re playing host you already have holiday shopping, socializing, decorating, and being the life of the party on your to-do list. So how do you create an exceptional cocktail party spread without slaving in the ... Read More »

The Ultimate Football Food for Your Next Viewing Party

Yes, the holidays are coming, but football season is here, and with it comes myriad opportunities to serve and snack on the kind of finger-licking foods that pair perfectly with ice cold beers and a group of good game-loving friends. Like what? Check out our top game-day picks below. The Nation’s Best Wings You haven’t tried wings until you’ve tried ... Read More »

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Saviors

Whether you’re interested in outsourcing your entire Thanksgiving meal or simply want to garnish home-cooked dishes with outstanding purchased foods, consider this list of ready-to-serve items your personal holiday helper. Featuring everything from elegant appetizers to a complete (and obscenely delicious) deep-fried bird, it’s your source for creating an easy, delicious gathering with friends and family without slaving for days ... Read More »

The Ultimate Tailgate Party

Two Saturdays ago, on a glorious Indian summer afternoon at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California, the Stanford Cardinal upset the USC Trojans in a very exciting sold-out football game. My wife, Lauren, and her fellow Stanford alumni rejoiced in the thumping of a loathed and fearsome Pac 12 rival. But the Stanford victory, gratifying as it was, was not ... Read More »