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How to Use Flowers When You’re Entertaining Outside

As spring ends and summer starts, parties will naturally start to take place outside to take advantage of the nice weather. Flowers will take your party to the next level and can enhance any color scheme. Here are a few ideas about how to use flowers for outdoor entertaining.Pitcher of flowersUse a pitcher for your flowers for a casual, bohemian centerpiece at your next outdoor dinner party.
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Spicy Mayo

Close Menu IconRecipesHealthyishBasicallyRestaurantsHighly RecommendPodcastVideosShopSubscribe to our newsletterPrivacy and user agreementMakes 1 cupThis spicy mayo, along with nori sheets, shishito peppers, and sesame seeds, helps make up the Shishito Dog.July 2016Ingredients½ cup mayonnaise3 tablespoons sambal oelek1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegarKosher saltRecipe PreparationMix mayonnaise, sambal oelek, and rice vinegar in a small bowl; season with salt.
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South Side

Despite its name, there are no geographical limitations for this gin cocktail.2 oz Gin1 oz Fresh lemon juice5 Mint leaves1 oz Simple syrupGarnish: Mint sprigGarnish: Lemon twistIn a shaker, gently muddle the mint and lemon juice.Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake.Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
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Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Ingredients3 Italian hot sausages, casings removed1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature24 large (about 2-inch-diameter) mushrooms, stemmedRecipe PreparationSauté sausage and oregano in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until sausage is cooked through and brown, breaking into small pieces with back of fork, about 7 minutes.
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5 Savory and Briny Spirits to Add to Your Home Bar

If you can’t walk past the olive bar at the supermarket without scooping up some castelvetranos or kalamatas and always stock your fridge with a jar of dill spears, you won’t be able to resist these five savory spirits. Their herbal, vegetal or saline qualities render them obvious bases in a Bloody Mary, but all are also tasty in Martinis, mixed with tonic or in just about any drink where you want a savory note.
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