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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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How to Stock a Bar

Get all the tips, tricks and shortcuts of stocking a bar, with easy reference charts. Learn how to stock a bar just right for your event.

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Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

Guilt-free Hearty Wholesome Oatmeal Pancakes recipe. Made with quick rolled oats and whole wheat pastry flour, the pancakes are wholesome without being heavy. Homemade apple compote for on top.

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Caramelized Onions Recipe . Why and How to Caramelize Onions

For a truly outstanding brunch or dinner side dish recipe, try this Caramelized Onions recipe. Very sweet and rich, caramelized onions can also top pizza, pasta, burgers and steaks.

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How to Cook Filet Mignon

Everything you need to know about how to cook filet mignon on the stove, on the grill, or under the broiler and serve Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola Sauce. Complete dinner party menu.

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Summer Kabobs . No-Cook Skewer Food

Summer Kabobs make excellent cold summer appetizers... no cooking! And a kabob platter or "pincusion" has a very festive look. Lots of skewer food and skewer ideas.

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Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Fresh seasonings, three cheeses, and easy prep make the Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe superb and non-traditional. Easy scalloped potatoes for 10, 50 or more.

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Black Olive Penguins - Tips and Photos

Black Olive Penguins are always the stars of the party, picnic or BBQ. Who knew? Penguins are made of black olives, cream cheese and carrots. And they sometimes wear stylish green onion scarves.

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Ginger Lemonade Recipe - Great BBQ or Brunch Drink

Ginger Lemonade is a wonderfully different, refreshing, non-alcoholic lemonade recipe, ideal choice for a brunch drink. A lovely garnish makes the lemonade look as good as it tastes.

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