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How to Host a Biergarten Party

Mini Potato Pancakes with Chive Sour Cream • Bite-Sized Zucchini Cakes with Chive Sour Cream • Cheese Plate • Hot Pretzels • Honey Mustard • Bratwurst, Weisswurst & Chicken Bratwurst • Vegetarian Sausages • Mustard • Simple German Potato Salad • Sweet Red Cabbage Slaw • Tomatoes & Cucumber Wedges • Vegan Black Forest Cakes • Hot Fudge Sauce • Vanilla Ice Cream • Dairy-Free Chocolate Sorbet

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How to: Serve a Salad Buffet

1. Pesto Potato Salad | 2. Arugula Salad with Roasted Chicken, Black Quinoa, and Lemon-Tahini Dressing | 3. Lemony Kale and Roasted Mushroom Salad with Pecans | 4. Roasted Beet Salad with Ricotta Salata Summer entertaining starts this weekend, and one of the easiest ways to feed lots of people is to make a whole host of salads in advance and line a whole buffet […]

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How to Make Nachos for a Crowd

As you juggle the various Tex-Mex possibilities you might serve to guests at the annual Cinco De Mayo shindig this weekend, you’ll probably think about chili, you’ll think about make-your-own tacos, you’ll probably think about black bean dip and guacamole. All easy to make – even make ahead – and awesome fare for a crowd. […]

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How to: Improvise a Stir Fry

For quick weeknight dinners like today’s fried rice, my wok proves every bit of its $10 worth (I got it at a yard sale). It takes a hodgepodge of vegetables, protein, and starch, and turns them into a unified stir fry: shrimp and bok choy, pork and string bean, tofu and peppers, or rice and […]

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How to: Choose Small Kitchen Appliances

A lot of small kitchen real estate is inhabited by low-tech but useful occupants. You know, like cans of tomatoes, jars of cumin, loads of clean dish towels, and frying pans. Then there are the obvious, and big, high-tech components: a fridge, an oven, a microwave. That doesn’t leave all that much counter and cabinet […]

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How To: Use Your Slow Cooker Like a Pro

If you’re thinking about investing in a slow cooker or you own one but it’s tucked away on a shelf, this week is tailor made for you.From Monday til Friday, here, on Small Kitchen College, The Naptime Chef , and the sites of our wonderful partners, we’re plumbing the depths of the electric slow cooker, […]