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  • Red, White and Blue Sides for a Patriotic Memorial Day Picnic
    We’ve found the key to being patriotic inside and out: eating the combo of red, white and blue, as well as wearing it. You don’t need to break out food dye to make Sunny Anderson’s red, white and blue mashed potatoes (pictured above) with bacon, Gorgonzola cheese and garlic, or an equally colorful side dish […]
  • Dive Into a Full Episode of Beach Bites with Katie Lee
    It’s time to get a taste of paradise. On Katie Lee’s new show, Beach Bites with Katie Lee, she is crossing sand and surf in search of the best beachside food with a view. In the pilot episode, Katie takes us island-hopping from St. Thomas to Mackinac Island, Mich., to sample treats like Caribbean Stewed Kitchen and Ahi […]
  • Pasta Salads That Go Beyond Mayonnaise
    It’s time to reinvent the pasta salad. Use your noodle to think outside the mayonnaise bottle for your next picnic, with interesting flavor combinations like Giada De Laurentiis’ orecchiette with mixed greens and goat cheese (pictured above) and zesty green-onion dressing tossed with bowtie pasta. Check out four more of our favorite pasta salad recipes […]
  • Beat the Clock with Easy, Under-15-Minute Side Dishes
    If you’re always running around your kitchen to get dinner together after a hectic day at work — hopefully not while holding a knife — sit down. We have six timesaving recipes for you. Check out our favorite easy side dishes that can be made in 15 minutes or less, including a Roasted Peanut Slaw […]
  • It’s All Right, Because We’re Saved by Tiffani Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s Reunion
    Forget about Fuller House — this year’s most-nostalgic house is Tiffani Thiessen’s. On the May 11 finale of Dinner at Tiffani’s, Zack and Kelly reunite for a double-date dinner party that puts The Max’s food to shame, and we have some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the big bash. While wearing matching denim shirts, Tiffani and […]