To help get your party started, we’ve assembled some of our favorite snack ideas.
That’s the generic name for Triscuits, those kind-of-weirdly-woven-esque wheat crackers that are delightfully salty-crunchy-savory.
The pork tenderloin is a small roast (about 1 to 2 pounds per roast), which also means it cooks quickly, adding to its weekday convenience.
We start our manicotti with a lobster and ricotta cheese filling, but if lobster is too much trouble (or not in the budget) just substitute cooked and peeled shrimp.
Technically, eggnog is cooked custard cream.
And there was. Our idea was simple — pick a cut of meat that is easy to have on hand, simple to prepare for both small groups and crowds, and yet versatile enough to pair with multiple flavors.
“You can really do anything with a potato. It’s like a blank canvas,” she points out.
White beans are my favorite party trick.
Turns out a hands-off braise is perfect for those evenings when I can’t be in the kitchen because I’m too busy shuttling my son back and forth to karate or watching him at a cross-country meet or — on those especially fun evenings — both.