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Wine Poached Pears Recipe

This simple Wine Poached Pears recipe, prepared with spiced white or red wine is a guest-pleaser with a nice make-ahead nature. But it's the red wine that gives the pears extraordinary color.

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Crumpet Recipe – Excellent Tea Party or Brunch Fare

Both the classic and sourdough crumpet recipe produce the pan-fried English muffin-like tea breads of "tea and crumpets" fame. How to cook and serve this classic tea party fare.

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Champagne Punch Recipes

These champagne punch recipes exude simplicity and elegance, yet glide easily from the wedding reception to the brunch buffet. You won't want to miss these exceptional champagne party punch recipes.

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Savory Sauteed Potatoes . Excellent Brunch Recipe

Literally savory sauteed potatoes, cooked with either fresh or dried savory and green onions, garnished with fresh parsley. The mix of potatoes adds more color and texture to this brunch recipe.

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Endive Recipe for Appetizers - Endive Boats

It's easy to make this endive recipe and easy to eat Endive Boats. The delicious chive-pimiento-pepper-cream cheese filling stows away on endive leaves for a terrific Belgian endive appetizer.

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Baked Coconut Shrimp Recipe with Dipping Sauces

Putting coconut and shrimp together to make the coconut shrimp recipe is sheer genius. Excellent shrimp appetizer or entree for 6 to 100 guests that is baked, not fried. Dipping sauce ideas, too.

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Stuffed Pepper Recipes

Today's stuffed pepper recipes are eclectic, and international. They may still contain meat, vegetables and a starch, but with newcomers like lamb, sausage, wild mushrooms, quinoa and couscous.

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Yakitori Recipe . Great Skewer Food

This classic Asian Yakitori recipe is made with sake-marinated chicken and served on a skewer. Very festive and attractive chicken appetizer.

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Party Sandwich Recipes

Almost every gathering is ripe for great party sandwich recipes. Get company-worthy classic, gourmet and international sandwich ideas. Even dessert sandwiches.

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Chilled Leek and Potato Soup Recipe . Vichyssoise

A Vichyssoise recipe sounds more exotic than the Leek and Potato Soup recipe it is. A warm-weather, guest-pleasing cold soup recipe, Leek and Potato Soup tastes as good as Vichyssoise sounds.

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Peach Dessert Recipes

Among the better peach dessert recipes are Easy Bisquick Peach Cobbler, Peach Crisp and Grilled Amaretto Peaches. Homemade is good. Plus, my tongue-in-cheek fresh peach confession.

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Dill Dip Recipe - Doubles as a Dill Sauce

The versatile Dill Dip recipe is a classic party dip prepared with fresh dill leaves and a zippy horseradish option. Dip with crudités, sourdough bread or meatballs. Doubles as dill sauce for salmon

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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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Make Ice Molds for Punch Bowls

Ice molds for punch bowls are eye-catching, practical and easy to make at home. Add fruit, leaves or edible flowers and your mold becomes decorative and very classy. Instructions and video.

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil – Olive Oil Pasta Recipes, Too

Learn the health benefits of olive oil in brief, like the relationship between olive oil and breast cancer. Why and where to buy extra virgin olive oil, plus quick and easy olive oil pasta recipes.

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Meatball Appetizer Recipe with Mint Dipping Sauce

Meatballs with Mint Dipping Sauce is a favorite meatball appetizer recipe for your party. Excellent ground lamb recipe, beef, sausage or a combo. More Dipping Sauce recipes, too.

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How to Make Clotted Cream at Home

Grab a clotted cream recipe and make clotted cream for your scones and crumpets at home. This "Devonshire cream" substitute is close to the real thing, quick, and delicious.

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Asian Noodles Recipe – Hot Cold Noodles

Hot Cold Noodles is our favorite summer Asian noodles recipe. The play of hot spicy dressing against cold noodles creates amazing sensations. Make it as hot or not as you like, with meat options.

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Recipe Balls -- Have a Ball!

Goodness, gracious! Great balls of... spinach? Among other things. Recipe balls, food rolled into little balls, is the most convenient and appreciated party food going, appetizers to desserts.

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Jerk Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Party Yak: Spicy, smoked, Jamaican-jerk style Pulled Pork Sandwiches represent some of the best of Caribbean cooking for your next gathering. Complete menu with recipes. Take a look.

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