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May 27

Recipe: Dennis Dean’s Chopped Kale Salad with Quinoa, Cherries, and Toasted Pecans

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Recipe for chicken from Dennis Dean catering

We make no apologies about our love of outdoor entertaining. It’s what summer’s all about, and no matter the size of your space or the weather forecast, getting together with friends and enjoying the great outdoors is what summer is all about. Which is why we want to give you a hand with your entertaining game. We asked Atlanta caterer and seasoned entertainer Dennis Dean to share a few of his favorite recipes with us.

 
May 13

Recipe: Ginger Blood Orange Cocktail

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Ginger Blood Orange Cocktail Recipe

Outdoor entertaining is one of the things that makes summers so fun. It’s finally time to get out and enjoy the fresh outdoors, and there’s no better way to do that than with a refreshing homemade cocktail. We asked Atlanta caterer and seasoned entertainer Dennis Dean to share a few of his favorite recipes with us.

 
Apr 29

Entertaining with Eddie Ross

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Colorful dining room designed by Eddie Ross for Ballard Designs Summer 2016 catalog

Eddie Ross is the East Coast Editor of Better Homes & Gardens. Recognized by design aficionados for his inventive, out-of-the-box approach to high-style decorating and entertaining on a budget, Eddie consistently re-imagines the aesthetic possibilities in secondhand finds, imbuing them with a chic and colorful sophistication. His first book, Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds, was published last fall.

If you’re a trained chef and you’ve worked for Martha (yes, that Martha), then chances are you know a thing or two about entertaining. We got a chance to ask Eddie, who also designed three beautiful rooms for our Summer catalog, for a few tips on the art of entertaining. See his answers below.

 
Apr 18

Summer Must-Do: Picnic in the Park

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Summer To Do List: Picnic in the Park

As summer creeps closer (we can almost feel it), it’s fun to daydream about all of the wonderful adventures we can have when the weather is finally warm enough to head outside! And one of things is most surely having a picnic in the park.

 
Apr 15

16 Summer-Ready Place Setting Ideas

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Summer just seems to be the perfect time to entertain. The flowers are in bloom, maybe your kitchen garden is overflowing, and you can send the kids out into the backyard to play. Whenever we’re entertaining, we like to add a little flourish to the table to make guests feel extra special. Even if you’re having a casual meal, a little forethought a few days in advance is all you need. Here are some of our favorite summer place setting ideas that feel bright, festive, and simple enough to pull together on busy days.

 
Apr 12

4 Ways to Fold Your Napkin like Bunny Williams

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Leave it to Bunny to know just how to dress up a table in a really simple, yet elegant, way. Taking those extra few minutes while you’re setting the table to creatively fold your dinner guests’ napkins pays off when you see how nicely it enhances your table setting. Below, Bunny shares four favorite napkin folds she uses when she’s playing host.

 
Mar 8

5 Easter Place Setting Ideas

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Not only is the Easter holiday a kickoff for Spring, it’s a traditional holiday to spend with your family. An Easter brunch surrounded by friends and family is a time we always look forward to, so we wanted to share some pretty Easter place setting ideas you can use to decorate your table. See them all below: