Easy Recipes Ideal for Nighttime Entertaining

If planning the menu is what's holding you back from hosting a dinner party, don't fret. We have fabulous recipe choices right here.
Dinner Party

Dinner Party

Not many things are better than sharing a meal with good friends. Take the initiative and plan something soon in the comfort of your home. Invite your best friends and enjoy the moment along with some fine, home-cooked food.

Take the ultimate comfort food to the dinner-party level with Baked Macaroni & Cheese.

Prepare steak with a Spanish flair with carne adobo sauce.

Swordfish Skewers: Make this pricey fish affordable by cutting it in bite-sized morsels. Serve with a sweet-and-sour sauce.

Give a heart-healthy food the gourmet treatment by preparing Seared Salmon With Artichoke Salsa

Add some spice to a casual hamburger cookout with Horseradish Mayonnaise.

Finish your meal Chocolate of the Gods Mousse or Easy Berry Pie.

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Quick and Easy Party Recipes

Finger foods and light bites are perfect party fare. Get 15 recipes right here.

Pistachio Soup Recipe

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This simple recipe is ideal for a casual lunch gathering all year long.

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Shrimp Salad Recipe

Nothing says summer quite like shrimp salad. Prepare a batch for your next soiree by following this quick and easy recipe that's perfect for bite-sized sandwiches.

Ropa Vieja Mini Tacos Recipe

Minimize your hosting duties on the day of the party by preparing these charming and tasty mini tacos ahead of time, then assembling them in the shell right before guests arrive.

Goat Cheese Quesadillas With Tomato and Corn Salsa Recipe

Quesadillas are classy nibbles for a glamping party, and they're easy to make with a camp stove.

Fiery Grilled Shrimp with Honeydew Gazpacho Recipe

The combination of cold soup and hot shrimp makes this a refreshing dish for warm nights.

Halloween Party Food: Potato Beetles Recipe

Crowd-pleasing fingerling potatoes, wild rice and creme fraiche combine to create a spooky Halloween snack that looks as though it could crawl right off the platter.

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