Patriotic Picnic Table

When dining outdoors on Memorial Day or July Fourth, show your patriotic colors with a red, white and blue table trim.

First, cover your picnic or patio table with a white tablecloth,…

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Patriotic Pizzazz

It's a snap to give your Fourth of July picnic some festive flair with these fun (and fast!) ideas:

  • Turn strawberry shortcake into a red, white and blue dessert by…

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Perfect Cheese Fondue

To serve a smooth and delicious cheese fondue, keep these tips in mind. Cheese can curdle easily when overheated. So reduce the heat to low before stirring the cheese into hot liquids. Keep the…

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Pizza Party Plan

You won't be defeated by last-minute details at your pizza party if you follow these timely tips.

If you plan on baking more than one pizza at a time, look for recipes with the same baking…

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Planning a Child's Birthday Party

Hosting a child's birthday party at home doesn't have to be a bear! Here are some tips to make your party a success:

Purchase invitations. Or make your own by using festive paper and a…

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Planning a Neighborhood Round Robin

Organizing a holiday gathering is simple when others help with the hosting. Here are some pointers for planning a successful round-robin for you and your neighbors:

Early in fall, send a…

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Remember the Meaning of Memorial Day

Although Memorial Day has simply come to symbolize the start of summer for many people, its true purpose is to honor the men and women who lost their lives while serving our country. Here are a…

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Ribbon-Wrapped Candles

Wrap a piece of double-stick tape around the entire metal band on the outside of the tea light. (If you're using a lacy ribbon, be sure the tape is transparent.) Press one end of ribbon (we used…

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Selecting Successful Side Dishes

TRYING to decide which side dishes to serve with your entree can be overwhelming. Here are some suggestions to help simplify your selection. Variety is key to pleasing all of your guests. So have…

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Setting Up a Buffet Table

At a buffet, the table filled with flavorful food is the main focus. An easy way to make the table especially attractive is to create risers in varying heights. You don't need special equipment to…

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