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How to Have a “Ball” on Game Day

It’s been a while since I’ve touched a basketball. My athletic career peaked in middle school, back when the number of sweatbands you wore was just as important as your skill level. While I never learned to spin the ball on one finger, my ball-handling skills have managed to improve since then—in the kitchen, that is. And if you think ball hogs only exist on the basketball courts, you haven’t seen my party guests when I bring out the cheese ball. Here’s my winning roster for the best ball-shaped recipes.

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Upscale Your Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of my absolute favorite comfort foods in the winter months. When I was a child, my mother would make us grilled cheese sandwiches using a big-ol’ grilled cheese press with a metal handle, springs and all. We’d always eat our grilled cheese with a piping-hot bowl of tomato soup for dipping, and a pickle on the side. Nowadays, we make grilled cheese a lot in our house, but we aren’t equipped with a dedicated grilled cheese press, so we use a large frying pan on the stovetop.  Continue reading

Ultimate Game-Day Appetizer: Chili Cheese Dog Potato Skins

I will be honest with you all—the best part of the big game for me is the food. I have never really had a vested interest in the teams vying for the title, but game-day menu planning? Now that is a whole other story! Regardless of who is winning or losing, I have to score a touchdown with my guests with my football party spread.

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Au Gratin 101: French Elegance Made Simple

The ideal dish is as appetizing to the eyes as is to our taste buds. Guests crowd around it in anticipation. Within minutes of being served, it’s gone. If you’re the one who brought this dish, sit back and collect your accolades. The family has voted and you’re now in charge of bringing this plate to every potluck and dinner. That perfect dish has both sealed your stardom and your fate. How do you serve the same thing every year without boring yourself or anyone else? We have the answer below.

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