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Best Potato Salad Recipe: Classic or Mediterranean Style

Rich, Mediterranean flavors of blue cheese, capers and black olives combine with bacon, cilantro, and more to create one of the best, if not the best potato salad recipe out there.

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How to Grill Hamburgers, Goldilocks Style

See how to grill hamburgers 'just right,' with simple tips that make all the difference. The right meat, the proper temperature for the grill, great recipes. And no dome-burgers or clinkers.

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Green Goddess Dip Recipe

Green Goddess Dip (or Green Goddess Dressing, if you like) is a classic party dip recipe, excellent with artichoke leaves, breads and grilled shrimp. Use leftover dip on a salad!

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Crispy Potato Nests for Brunch

Potato Nests are tiny, crispy hash brown cups filled with mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) and caviar or crab. A step up for hash browns and excellent brunch recipe. And they're baked, not fried!

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Dirt Dessert Recipe . aka Dirt Cake Recipe

The Dirt Dessert recipe makes a charming layered dessert in a flower pot, flower and all. Often called Dirt Cake, it's not cake but it's not dirt, either. Delicious and fun! Sand Cake option.

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Elegant Shrimp Salad Sandwich Recipe

The white wine-dill hints in this shrimp salad sandwich recipe make it elegant enough for a luncheon or first course salad and shines in shrimp salad sandwiches, too.

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Armadillo Eggs Recipe

Armadillo Eggs are cheese-stuffed and sausage-breaded jalapeno peppers, baked to crispy-brown perfection. Your guests will get a kick out of them.

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Fish Tacos Recipe -- "Tricked Out Fish Tacos"

Terrific Fish Tacos recipe: Orange Roughy, two cheeses, special sauce, cilantro and more converge on "cheese on the outside" tortilla bread for a real taco experience. Lobster Tacos option, too.

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Rumaki Recipe

The Rumaki recipe is a classic party appetizer proving that anything wrapped in bacon tastes good, even liver. But you can opt for scallops, shrimp or stuffed olives, instead.

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Red Wine Sangria Recipes

Rich, fruity and refreshing, Sangria recipes start the season off right. Try both the classic version, with brandy, and Champagne Sangria.

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Fun Brunch Menu Ideas

Check out our brunch menu ideas and planning tips. Complete brunch menus and brunch recipes including brunch drinks. Classic, make-ahead, and quick, easy brunch ideas.

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Lamb Kabob Recipe

Aaah, the Lamb Kabob recipe. Fire up the grill-- If there's anything we like more than food on a stick it's scrumptious food on a stick, marinated and grilled to perfection. Let's eat!

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Party Etiquette Tips - How to Be a Great Guest

We always think about how to be a great host, but seldom think about how to be a great guest. A little common sense, common courtesy. Simple party etiquette tips.

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Fresh Fruit Salsa Recipes

Fresh fruit salsa recipes do triple duty as dips, sides and garnishes for meat and seafood dishes. Get peach, mango, pineapple, and strawberry salsa recipes, and more. Mango salsa for 100, too.

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Artichoke Salad Recipe: Curried Artichoke Salad

This rice, olive and artichoke salad recipe includes a little zest of the Mediterranean. Great with lamb kabobs and cold chicken.

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Tiropites – Cheese Filled Greek Pastries

Tiropites are triangular cheese pies. Buttery phyllo pastry is wrapped around a wonderful Greek cheese filling with green onions, parsley and nutmeg, and baked. Freezable appetizers or brunch item.

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Bourbon Balls Recipe, with a Rum or Brandy Option

The Bourbon Balls recipe is for adults only. Made with cookie crumbs, cocoa, nuts and sugars, Bourbon Balls (or Brandy or Rum Balls) are not baked, so the alcohol does not dissipate. Lots of options.

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Grilled Scallop Recipe with Orange-Fennel Marinade

Excellent sea scallop recipe! This tasty grilled scallop recipe does a quick-change into scallop kabobs, if you like. Orange zest, lemon, fennel and parsley grace the delicious scallop marinade.

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Corned Beef Hash Recipe . Roast Beef Hash, Too

This delicious corned beef hash recipe does not require constant turning, like most, but comes out crispy and tender where it should. Easy on the cook. Try the roast beef hash option as well.

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Party and Cooking Quick Tips

Party and cooking quick tips are short, great-to-know bits of cooking and entertaining information.. Check back often for the latest food preparation tips and party planning ideas at a glance.

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