Throw a Laid-Back Cocktail Party with This Easy-to-Make Menu — Tips from The Kitchn

Text all your friends immediately and tell them you’re throwing a cocktail party. With this easy menu, it’s possible to host a festive one just a few days from now without breaking a sweat. The key is to lean on simple sips and bites whose components can be made ahead or even bought straight from the store. That makes the last-minute scramble not much of a scramble at all.

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Recipe: One-Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni — Recipes from The Kitchn

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This isn’t a very sophisticated recipe, but it’s also the recipe my husband eats as if he will be fasting for the following week. His eyes get kind of teary whenever I make this; he’ll show up for dinner early when he knows it’s on the menu.

Don’t Throw Out Leftover Popcorn! See What It Can Do. — Tips from The Kitchn

Leftover popcorn? I know, I know, but it happens. So if you somehow find yourself staring down half a bowl of popcorn at the end of movie night (or even a few handfuls), don’t be so quick to toss it. That snack still has plenty of life left in it, and it’s totally worth saving. Here are a few smart ways to give it a second chance to curve your salty, crunchy cravings.

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Recipe: Expat Killer — Recipes from the Road

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If you’re serious about cocktails and you’re in the Catskills, chances are you’ll end up at Stockade Tavern. Located in a former Singer sewing machine factory in uptown Kingston, the bar is known for its menu of pre-Prohibition-era cocktails, although there’s also a robust “Temperance” section, for those who prefer their tipples to be alcohol-free.

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Recipe: Cantaloupe Smoothie — Recipes from The Kitchn

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While cool, crisp watermelon gets so much of the love this time of year, cantaloupe casually sits on the sidelines, waiting for someone to call it onto the field. It’s just as sweet and refreshing, but all too often lurks in the shadows of its pink counterpart, who gets blended into cocktails, tossed in salads, and more. Luckily, this smoothie changes that; it puts the orange melon right in the center of the action — exactly where it deserves to be.

Recipe: Antipasti Bar Pasta — Recipes from The Kitchn

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This is the kind of pasta for those evenings where you find yourself standing in the grocery store without a clue about what to make for dinner that night. Pasta is easy and always a crowd-pleaser, but what kind of sauce are you going to whip up? For that, head straight to the antipasti bar.

How To Make the Best Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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