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Summer temps can be a scorcher, but the real heat hits closer to home: the competition for best host on the block. Good thing our fruity cocktails, easy apps, cool dips and menu ideas are all you need for the win.

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Declare your freedom from silverware with these finger-friendly summer treats.

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Cooking with Foil

These handy foil ideas will make summer cooking that much faster and easier.

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Give your party spread an under-the-sea spin with these ideas.

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Chicken Salad Recipes

We’ve got the perfect chicken salad for your next gathering.

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Easy Party Dips

Check out our most popular recipes for guacamole, salsa, fruit dip and more.

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Headed to a bash and need to bring a dish? Find a winner that's guaranteed to be a hit.

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