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four friends toasting an outdoor chili party

Entertaining Ideas: Fall Chili Party Recipe

Our celebration of autumn centers on a hearty bowl of delicious chili. We showed you how to set up an inviting get-together here, now for the all-important element:…

Chili_party spread with fruit, cheese, flowers and nuts

Entertaining Ideas: A Fall Chili Party Set Up

A hot bowl of chili conjures thoughts of cool weather and cozy meals. Capture those sensations at an easy-breezy autumn outdoor get-together that makes you feel warm all…

Jelly With Spoon

Home Basics: Easy-to-Make Strawberry Jam

It’s that time of year—your kitchen garden and farmer’s markets are winding down for the season. Whether you’re new to canning or an old hand at preserving your…

Food on tables

Entertaining Ideas: Rustic Party Food

It’s your turn to host the book club, and you want to be sure this fall gathering makes everyone’s top 10 list. Think beyond the living room and…

Wicker bar in front of a brick wall and botanical wall mural

DIY Garden Ideas: Create an Outdoor Bar

Vintage-inspired bars make an outdoor happy hour even happier. You can create a backyard libation station from old furnishings or architectural salvage. Here are a few easy ideas….

Chili party with a pitcher of delicious looking sangria

Easy Entertaining Ideas: Late Summer Sangria

At the end of summer and in early fall, a full-bodied sangria is a guaranteed palette-pleaser. Flavored with five luscious fruits, this recipe is like having a dessert…

four adults watching a movie outdoors

Entertaining Ideas: Host a Backyard Film Festival

Warm summer evenings tempt us outside for barbecues and banquets, but why stop there? Bring back the pleasure of a night at the drive-in theater with a backyard…

stocking a mid century bar animation

Easy Entertaining Ideas: Midcentury Bar

Get ready for New Year’s celebrations with a unique bar setup that’s as much a focal point as it is a libation station.   Almost any cabinet can…

assorted holiday cocktail drinks in fancy drinking glasses

Easy Entertaining Ideas: Cocktails for a Crowd

With company coming, you want to put your best entertaining foot forward and enjoy your party at the same time. The best solution? A cocktail or two that…

Gift Guides: Coffee, Tea or Books?

There’s nothing like a nice warm cup or tea or coffee and a good book in the winter. Make someone’s day by giving a gift to warm his…

Entertaining Ideas: Beer Bash Projects

Belly up to the bar with these simple beer-tasting projects made from shipping pallets and old wood.     On-tap selections await tasting in a keg holder built…