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A spontaneous, stylish summer party

Time for a pop quiz! What’s ultra-elegant, ultra-easy, and so delicious your guests will swoon? Three guesses:

1) A lobster boil. Nope! Lobster boils are lots of fun, but they’re not exactly easy…

2) A clam bake. Not quite! Clam bakes are wonderful, but they’re not what I’d call elegant…

3) A summer soirée featuring a gorgeous spread of luxurious Truffle Mousse, Paté de Campagne with Cognac, and Duck Mousse with Port, served with chilled champagne. Score!

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Super-special (and super-easy!) summer dinner menu

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy, so what do you if you want to have friends over for a knockout dinner party—but you don’t want to slave away for hours in a steamy kitchen? If you spend just a few minutes right now planning an unforgettable dinner, your work is nearly done. Picture this: Ultra-tender and decadent ribeye steaks, a side of chipotle–spiked sweet potatoes, and a luscious peach cobbler for dessert. Before you say, “Whoa there! I wish I had the time to pull that off,” I have five words for you: Order everything from Allen Brothers.

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Cookout tips: Grill the best burgers and hot dogs ever!

Hitting the grill at the beach house or in the backyard this summer? Whether you’re cooking out at home or joining friends and neighbors for an outdoor extravaganza, make sure you’re armed with the most incredible, grill-tastic burgers and hot dogs.

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