Hack Your Dinner Party! - Rachael Ray Every Day

Hack Your Dinner Party!

Put together a low-effort but killer gathering by making one standout centerpiece dish (hey, we didn't say no effort!) and using some store-bought shortcuts for the appetizers, side dishes, and dessert. A few smart cheats, and everybody eats!
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Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Paella party! Make this big-batch of paella and hack the rest of the menu. For an appetizer, add oomph to supermarket olives by simmering them in olive oil with grated garlic, rosemary sprigs, and strips of orange zest over low heat for 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Cheat this dessert classic by using frozen churros or fresh cinnamon doughnut holes.

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Fennel, Tomatoes & White Beans

Serve this impressive main dish with grilled veggies from your supermarket salad bar! Top them with EVOO, red wine vinegar and crumbled feta.

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Fennel, Tomatoes & White Beans

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Fennel, Tomatoes & White Beans

Triple-Orange Crepes

With plenty of fresh oranges and Grand Marnier, nobody will even notice that the crepes are store-bought.

Triple-Orange Crepes

Triple-Orange Crepes

Make-Your-Own Falafel Bar

Add fresh mint and cherry tomatoes to store-bought tabbouleh, and mix jarred tahini with garlic & lemon juice for super easy toppings.

Make-Your-Own Falafel Bar

Make-Your-Own Falafel Bar

Halva Sundaes

Everything in this fancy ice cream treat is straight from the supermarket!

Halva Sundaes

Halva Sundaes

Spicy Boiled Shrimp, Corn & Potatoes with Parsley Butter

Hack your appetizer for this southern shrimp boil: serve cucumber rounds with store-bought pimento cheese and snipped chives.

Spicy Boiled Shrimp, Corn & Potatoes with Parsley Butter

Spicy Boiled Shrimp, Corn & Potatoes with Parsley Butter

Blueberry Angel Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Cheat this dessert by using store-bought angel food cake! Nobody will ever know the difference.

Blueberry Angel Cakes with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Blueberry Angel Cakes with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Korean Bo Ssam Pulled Pork

Serve this impressive dish with pre-cooked rice, then top with cilantro, toasted sesame oil and a dollop of miso paste mixed with sriracha.

Korean Bo Ssam Pulled Pork

Korean Bo Ssam Pulled Pork

Coconut-Mango Lime Sorbet

No ice cream machine required--let your food processor & freezer do the heavy lifting.

Coconut-Mango Lime Sorbet

Coconut-Mango Lime Sorbet