Partygoers will be pumped to chip away at this spread
From the April issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine
Cocktail: Classic Margaritas
Mocktail: Watermelon Agua Fresca
Food: Classic Nachos
Dessert: Mexican Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes
With the 87th Oscars coming up this Sunday, you should start thinking about what to serve for your party. The best way to entertain for any TV-watching party is with small bites, so your guests can keep their eyes on the screen and not on their fork and knife. So let them dip, much and snack their way through, from the red carpet pre-show to the closing credits. With food this good, they won’t even wish they were there!
Happy Presidents’ Day! Whether you’re enjoying a long weekend or not, there’s always time to honor our past Commanders in Chief, and what easier a way than by cooking up some of their favorite meals? From sea to shining sea, check out some of our previous presidents’ favorite foods.
Given his New England background, John F. Kennedy loved a bowl of Clam Chowder
If you’re not spending the weekend snuggling up to your sweetie, have no fear: have a party! Whether you’re aiming for ladies’ night in or a single and mingle night, there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to gather with friends and eat like you mean it. These dishes are fun, festive and easy to share at a party. Plus, the Tex-Mex theme reminds us of warmer days amid this arctic winter.
Pass Chilled Avocado Soup Shots to initiate the party mood
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get cozy in the kitchen with your sweetheart. With that in mind, we’ve picked out a delicious menu of recipes that feed two—because really, what are you going to do with a whole pot roast or 18 cupcakes? So grab your matching aprons and that bottle of bubbly and get cooking!
Start with a light and fresh Escarole Salad. It comes together in just minutes.
Sometimes it’s hard to decide who to root for—especially if your players didn’t make it all the way to the Superbowl. So why not choose your team based (sorta) on how it tastes? Once you check out these regional dishes from Seahawks and Patriots turf, picking sides may become a whole lot easier.
For the Seattle Seahawks: Smoky Salmon Bake
For the New England Patriots: New and Improved England Clam Chowder
You tell us: Which dish scores a taste bud touchdown? Post in the comments below!
With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what snacks you’re going to serve at your house or bring to the party. Buffalo chicken wings? Chips and guac? Something far less expected but just as delish? We’ll make it easy for you with a round-up of our favorite game day snacks, guaranteed to satisfy any hungry fan. With food this good, we all win!
Dust off your slow-cooker and greet your guests with the amazing aroma of Barbecue Brisket Sliders.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle making making last-minute reservations for New Years Eve, look no further. We’ve put together a quick and delicious menu that is sure to bring you happiness and health in the new year. No matter how many people you’re cooking for, your guests are sure to love this showstopping menu.
Greet guests with a Gin and Honey Champagne Cocktail
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and stress levels were high.
You needed a quick cocktail; a drink– on the fly!
You’ve wrapped all the presents, boxes and bags,
So now it’s time to settle, sit down and relax.
Just four ingredients?! Nuh-uh, no way.
A true Christmas miracle, just like Santa’s sleigh.
Mix Bailey’s with rum, and a pinch of nutmeg,
To make it a true nog, don’t forget the egg!
So mix up a drink, you’ll need it– trust us
It captures the true Christmas spirit, without all the fuss.
Baileys Spiced Nog
2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
1/2 ounce Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
1 pinch nutmeg
Mix Baileys, Captain Morgan and egg. Pour into a sniffer. Garnish with a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.
More Festive Cocktails
This tabletop display sparkles with decorations you can eat: doughnut holes!
How to: poke the bottom portion of an S-shaped ornament hook into a plain doughnut hole; repeat with additional hooks and holes. Melt one package of chocolate chips or mini Candy Melts according to directions, then roll doughnut holes in the melted candy and coat in sanding sugar. Let dry on parchment until hard, about 15 minutes, then thread a Life Savers candy onto the hook to rest flat on top. Hang ornaments on a tabletop tree and, when dinner’s done, let guests help themselves to dessert!