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Two Potato Recipes That Are Great For Banquets

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Serving a buffet-style catered meal in a banquet hall takes some careful planning. You need recipes that stand up well while sitting in chafing dishes and that also appeal to a wide array of tastes. Potatoes are a great choice of side dish, but the standard choices like mashed potatoes and salt potatoes in butter are a bit mundane. Here are two more unique potato dishes that will do a better job of satisfying guests’ taste buds.…

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3 Ways To Use Your Stand Mixer To Save Money On Your Grocery Bills

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If you are trying to stay within a strict budget, one of the things you do is cut down on how much you eat out. That can make your grocery bill go up in response. However, if you have a stand mixer, there are several ways you can use it to help save money on your grocery bills and still let you eat very well.  Meat Grinder The stand mixers generally have a meat grinder attachment that you can buy.…

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Tips For Planning A New Year's Eve Wedding Reception Menu

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If you’ve decided to make your wedding date one that you’ll never forget by getting married on New Year’s Eve, it’s important that your entire event be cohesive. If you’re planning a reception to ring in the new year, you’ll want to be sure that your catering menu is carefully designed for staying power so that your guests won’t feel lethargic and weighed down. This helps ensure that everybody’s ready to toast to the New Year and your new life when the ball drops at midnight.…

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4 Regional Sandwich Styles You Must Try

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One of the great things about America is how sprawling it is. From the east coast to the west, there are pockets of culture you’re sure to find nowhere else in the country, or maybe even the world! One of the easiest ways to sample a region’s culture is to sample their food, and no food is more American than the sandwich. Dig in and try just a few of the regional sandwiches listed here.…

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Two Great Dishes To Serve At Your Next Hawaiian Luau

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If you’re new to the islands and you want to plan a luau that will have everyone talking for some time to come, the key is in the dishes that you serve. After all, the right food will wow everyone and ensure that they leave satisfied. As you start planning your menu, you’ll want to serve both entrees and sides. Here’s one of each to really get your guests talking.…

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Reuse Your K-Cups To Make Party Lights!

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How many K-cups do you use in a day, week or month? It’s great to be able to brew a fresh cup of coffee anytime you want it quickly and easily, but what are you doing with all of those empty K-cups? Have you ever thought about re-using them to make something fun? Your spent K-cups can actually be used to make all kinds of fun things – even party lights!…

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Got A New Grill? 4 Accessories You Should Have

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Now is the time to start grilling food outside, and food tastes great when cooked on a grill. Things can go much better for you, however, if you have the right accessories. Below are four of these accessories so you can have a great time grilling food for you and your family. Grill Brush There are many different types of grill brushes you can choose. When choosing the brush, look for bristles that do not tarnish or rust.…

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Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

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Once you factor in the decorations, entertainment, the cost of the venue, photos, invitations, flowers, and catering, you might be surprised to discover just how much your wedding is going to cost. On average, couples spent over $30,000 on their wedding on 2014 — that’s a lot of money when you’re on a budget. The fact is, the amount of money you spend adds up quickly. If you’re trying to plan a wedding on a budget, you need to figure out a way to cut back the costs.…

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Tips For Choosing The Cooking Range For Your First Restaurant Kitchen

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Setting up your first restaurant space is exciting, but it can also be somewhat intimidating. After all, not only do you have to think about how the front of the house is going to look, but you also have to design your kitchen space for optimal work flow and to ensure that you can meet peak service demands. One of the most important choices you’ll make is the range top, because most of the kitchen will be designed around it.…

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Four European Nations That Deliver The Best In Gourmet Candies And How To Get Them

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Chocolatiers and candy makers from around the globe are in constant competition with each other to bring consumers sweets and treats. If you are constantly looking for new gourmet candies and chocolates, Europe is the place to look. The following four countries deliver gourmet treats that are worth the global pursuit, and here is how you can get your treats from these countries. France French candy makers do not shy away from any ingredient.…

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