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Jun 21

10 Ways to Serve Drinks at Your Next Outdoor Party

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10 ways to serve drinks at your next outdoor party

Send out an evite, pull out your favorite cocktail napkins, and crank up the music. We think it’s time to throw a backyard party! The first order of business? Set up the bar — or at least figure out where you’re going to serve the drinks. After all, it’s the first place people gravitate towards when they come over. We’ve got 10 ideas for setting up a drink station … and no, it doesn’t include a plastic cooler on the back porch.

 
Jun 14

Quiz: What’s Your Signature Summer Cocktail?

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What should your signature summer cocktail be?

Summer is that magical time of year that feels so nostalgic, so adventurous, and so relaxing at the same time. It’s the perfect time of year to take in your world, enjoy the company of family and friends, and recharge your batteries. Whether you’re on vacation, hosting an outdoor party, or just kicking your feet up by the pool, we love the idea of having a signature cocktail that embodies the season. We’re helping pick your next favorite with our new quiz.

 
Jun 3

Recipe: Schaum Meringue Torte

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Dennis Dean's summer meringue torte recipe

We believe that no dinner is complete without a little something sweet. And Atlanta caterer Dennis Dean certainly delivered a sweet after dinner finale that we’re happy to share with you. You can make the torte the night before and simply pile on the berries and whipped cream right before serving. Find the recipe below:

 
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.