Whether you’re planning a fabulous dressed-up dinner party or a casual gathering all about good friends and great food, we’ve got the recipes you need to make it a memorable meal.
Appetizers don’t get much easier than this. You can roll these pretty little bundles up five minutes before guests arrive.
If your party menu involves a grill at any point, throw some thyme sprigs over the fire to coax out the herb’s floral qualities—then make this drink for yourself and your guests.
Described as “luxury on a plate” this roast is the centerpiece of a truly special meal. Serve this at your dinner party, and get ready for raves.
Especially if your main course is rich, keep your salad simple. Here, the homemade garlic chapons (large, rustic croutons), are a special touch and they take fewer than 15 minutes to make.
Admit it. You want to pull out the kitchen torch and impress your guests with this classic dessert. Go for it.
Boneless leg of lamb is the perfect cut for feeding a crowd. It’s large, wonderfully flavorful, easy to prepare, and cooks to varied donesses.
These enormous poached shrimp with tangy tomato-based sauce are the perfect beginning to a dinner party, whether your style is fancy or laid-back.
You can’t go wrong serving a big platter of green beans at a dinner party since they pair well with just about any meat. The meyer lemon here gives the dish an herbal, almost floral undertone.
This rich cheesecake is a caramel lover's dream and an indulgent way to end any special meal.
The mojito gets a makeover in this version, which uses honey to flavor a combination of three classic cocktails: the Air Mail, the Champagne Cocktail, and the Mojito.
Perfect for a casual grill party, serve these “fries” with burgers or sliders.
This stunning salmon, served on a bed of roasted potatoes and sautéed greens, marinates the night before and is guaranteed to impress the fish lovers at your party.
This simple yet decadent dish is easy enough to make on a weeknight but special enough (and easily doubled) for a weekend dinner party.
With a simple ingredient list and a mostly make-ahead technique, these delicious potatoes are perfect for parties.
Cornish game hens work well for entertaining. They’re a nice departure from chicken, and they don’t require any last-minute carving.
This iconic-bacon topped appetizer takes only about 30 minutes to make and would be an elegant starter for a dinner party.
Minty sugar-crusted biscuits, strawberries, and sweetened sour cream come together for a party-worthy take on a traditional favorite.
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