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How to Make the Best Guacamole

Want to rock your guac? We learned the secret of great guacamole from tiny Tacos Mariana’s in Des Moines.  Now you can make it at home too.
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Agave Spirits of Mexico

We present a crash course in the spirits of Mexico—and an introduction to their made-in-Kansas City cousin.
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How to Throw a Cabin-Inspired Backyard Grilled Cheese Party

Welcome fall with a cabin-inspired backyard grilled cheese party. We’ve got the sandwiches, cocktail and decorating ideas. Just add a pot of your favorite tomato soup.
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8 Pro Tips for an Awesome Holiday Party

Minneapolis caterers share secrets for throwing big-flavor, low-stress holiday cocktail parties.
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Backyard Barbecue Entertaining Tips

Almost every weekend, the smell of barbecue signals party time on a suburban Minneapolis patio. Jealous? We’ve got smoking tips to get you hooked.
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How to Make A Perfect Michelada

Margarita who? These days, all the cool kids order micheladas. A Chicago restaurateur stirs up the secrets to Mexican beer cocktails.
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Easy Entertaining with Friends

Paper plates and kitchen-counter buffets have their place in the pantheon of home entertaining, but wouldn’t it be nice, every once in a while, to linger over a more special meal, cloth napkins and all? That’s the specialty of Michigander Megan Gilger. The secret, she says, is inviting a little help from your friends.
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Ace of Clubs: Cookbook Club Potluck

Imagine a potluck where every dish is refreshingly new, and no one bails and brings chips. That’s my cookbook club. Start your own, and this may be your most adventurous cooking year yet.
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Pack the Perfect Fall Picnic

Whether tailgating or leaf-peeping, pack the perfect picnic using our suggestions for this classic Midwest outing.