Menus & Ideas

Are you ready to party? With these impressive party menus and recipe ideas, you soon will be. From game-day goodies to fondue and cocktails, we've got helpful ideas to make parties simple, inexpensive, and fun. For the football months of fall, check out our tailgating recipes complete with make-ahead steps and instructions to tote your dishes on game day. If you're hosting guests at home to watch the game, dig in to our game-day snacks. With recipes for nachos, meatballs, dips, salsas, and more, there's something for everyone. For a classier cocktail party, use our helpful tips for appetizers, cocktails, fondue, and desserts. With useful timelines, flavor-pairing ideas, and even wine-tasting tips, you'll be a party pro. During summer months, invite friends for a backyard barbecue that really sizzles with our eight-ingredient recipes. Or minimize party prep by hosting a potluck-style get-together. We've got delicious recipes for starters, sides, entrees, and desserts that will feed a hungry crowd.

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