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What Your Party Trash Says About You

Here's a photo of the aftermath of a recent party at my neighbor's house. I love that they sprung for PREMIUM Beast. What does this choice say about them? More

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Recipe: ‘Where There’s Smoke, There’s No Need for Fire’ Chicken Wings (w/PHOTOS)

Wing places brag about the level of mental illness required to consume their hottest offerings. But I believe that eating should be about pleasure--not feats of strength. So here's a recipe just in time for the Super Bowl. More

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Super Bowl Party Plan: Five Apps for $25 (VIDEO)

For my Cooking Channel series, co-host Laurie March challenged me to create five apps for under $25. Clearly I succeeded, or they wouldn't have posted the video. But how I got there is the fun part.  More

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Cucumber Shot Glasses, Liquor Bottles in Ice, and Other Ways to Make P. Diddy Jealous (VIDEO)

Take your shindig to the next level by classing up your cocktail service. And don't be afraid to make frozen drinks in the winter. Seasons are just a construct, man. More

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Signature Cocktails: The Best Way to Get Indecisive Guests to Drink Up (VIDEO)

Parties are more fun when people drink. But not everyone knows what they want. Enter signature cocktails. I talk with Cooking Channel's Classy Ladies, Alie and Georgia, about how to do it right. More

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Wedding Food Strategy Pt 2 (Ep 78)

Dan and Mark are joined by Mark's new wife Sarah to hear how the wedding went, hear Dan's confession, learn the secrets of their cake and discuss the power of... More

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Wedding Food Planning and Consumption Pt. 1 (Ep 77)

This week we discuss wedding food strategy from both the planner's and guest's perspective, and preview Mark's upcoming wedding. We offer techniques for keeping your guests on their feet (and... More