food-hero-salad Most gatherings pretty much require that you feed your guests something. Our flexible, foolproof menu ideas (plus recipes!) are designed to be tweaked to fit any style of party. So don't let food worries hold you back from entertaining -- with these go-to options, you'll be ready for anything.

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Fruit Pizzas

Have a little bit of fun with bite-sized fruit pizzas!

5 Easy World Cup Snacks

These easy World Cup snacks let you focus on the game instead of the grub.
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Old-Fashioned Meat and Potatoes...on the Grill

Try this recipe for meat and potatoes done summer style -- on the grill!
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Summer Melon and Berry Salad

A touch of mint adds a refreshing accent to this gorgeous fruit salad.
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"We Are the World Cup" Party Dishes & Drinks

Cheer on your favorite World Cup team with drinks and dishes in your team's colors.
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Add a pop of color to your palette with delicious chocolate and coconut grab-and-go macarons.
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Southern Man’s Beef Ribs

Grill beef ribs the old-school Southern way with this recipe from Chris Lilly's "Fire & Smoke."
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World Cup Party Bites & Beverages

Your guests will cheer for these World Cup party food and drink ideas from Sandra Lee.
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Top 5 Salads

See our list of the most popular types of salads for entertaining.
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Sandra Lee's Raspberry Mustard-Crusted Chicken

Whip up a sweet and savory dish for your next get-together with this recipe from Sandra Lee.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad

The classic combination of strawberry and spinach is given an update with the addition of wheat berries, herbes de Provence, and sunflower seeds.

Linton Hopkins' Old-Fashioned Coleslaw

Try this recipe for classic coleslaw from Southern chef Linton Hopkins.
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Patriotic Pudding Cups

Celebrate the 4th of July with patriotic pudding cups -- so easy!
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Beer-Basted Baby Back Ribs

This recipe for barbecued baby back ribs is packed with sweet and spicy flavor.
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Manchego Cheese-and-Fig Crostini

These fig crostini are easy yet elegant.
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Scott Peacock's Classic Buttermilk Biscuits

Mix up a batch of flaky buttermilk biscuits from Lee Schrager's cookbook "Fried & True. "
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Gluten-Free Avocado Salsa

Win your guests over with this gluten-free recipe for guacamole so chunky it's more like salsa.
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Portable Pudding S'mores

Give your guests an all-American favorite by adding s'more-based mix-ins to rich chocolate pudding.
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Linton Hopkins' "Naked" Fried Chicken

For chicken that fries up extra crispy and flavorful, try this recipe from Lee Schrager's cookbook "Fried & True. "
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Most Popular Desserts

We give you the five basic desserts -- with recipes -- you need to know, plus great variations so you can switch things up.
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Low-Fat Potato Salad

Creamy potato salad doesn't have to be a diet buster -- try our low-fat version for yummy proof.
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Grilled Pork T-Bone with Creamy Horseradish Potato Gratin & Grilled Balsamic Red Onions

Grill these flavorful chops and serve with sweet onions and a rich potato gratin.
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Old-Fashioned Grilled Peach Pies

Sink your teeth into a Southern favorite with these delectable grilled peach pies from Chris Lilly's "Fire & Smoke."
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Smoked Salmon Cucumber Canapés

Pretty as a picture, this canapé's colors may contrast, but its flavors meld magically.

SOBEWFF: The Top Food & Drink Party Trends of 2014

Evite uncovers 2014's hottest food and drink trends at SOBEWFF.
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BBQ Basics

You, too, can become a grill master by nailing these three must-know BBQ techniques.
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Gluten-Free Green-Chile Queso Dip

This creamy, gluten-free cheese dip plays well with both tortilla chips and raw veggies.
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Gluten-Free Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Score big by passing around slices of this game-changing gluten-free pizza.
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Strawberry Cake

Sandra Lee's strawberry cake looks as beautiful as it tastes.
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Victory is sweet when you offer guests these delectable gluten-free cookies.
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French's Jalapeno Popper Dip

Spice up your snack game with this creamy chip dip.
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Gluten-Free Hot Wings

Knock their socks off on game day with this gluten-free hot wings recipe.
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Top 5 Appetizers

Once you've got these five types of apps in your repertoire, you'll have every conceivable party covered.
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Gluten-Free Spicy Wing Sauce

Add this hot sauce to chicken wings for a winning starting lineup.
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Gluten-Free Barbecue-Ranch Dipping Sauce

This two-minute gluten-free sauce couldn't be easier -- and its taste is a classic combo with wings.
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Gluten-Free Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Hot serrano peppers team up with sweet corn to add super flavor to this colorful salad bowl classic. Score!
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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

You never outgrow a taste for these tempting oatmeal cookies.
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Gluten-Free Mango Salsa

Kick off your game-time snacking with this gluten-free salsa made with mango.
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Pesto and Pea Pasta Salad

This pasta, pesto, and pea salad is a snap to make -- and tastes as good as it looks.

SOBEWFF: Top Burger Trends for 2014

Discover the latest burger trends and the best burger spot in the nation at the SOBEWFF Burger Bash!
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SOBEWFF: Elizabeth Karmel's Grilling 101 for Girls

Elizabeth Karmel encourages girls to grill with these BBQ basics.

SOBEWFF Founder Lee Schrager on 2014's Top Food Trend

The founder and director of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival predicts 2014's biggest food trend.
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Deep Dark Fudge Cake with Pistachio Frosting

Treat yourself to a sweet pistachio-topped fudge cake.
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Lemon Buttermilk Cupcakes

The citrus juice and zest in these delicate cupcakes pack a powerful flavor punch.
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Classic Profiteroles

Few desserts dazzle guests like homemade profiteroles filled with ice cream and drizzled with our super simple chocolate sauce.
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Classic Brownies

Frosted or plain, few treats are more satisfying -- or easier to make -- than these old-fashioned brownies.