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Tune in weekly for my mouth watering menus & fresh ideas for home entertaining. December is all about holiday parties and festive gatherings. Find easy appetizers and delicious dinner ideas here. Cheers - Holly Brown

Recent Party Plans

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Pumpkin Inspired Snacks for Halloween Parties

Pumpkins aren't just for carving, they can be turned into frighteningly fun food. Pumpkin and sweet butternut squash taste delicious in soups, salads, pastas, appetize...
Grilled Salmon Salad

Tis the Season for Salmon!

There's no better way to get your Omega 3s than with fresh caught salmon at the height of salmon season. Prepare this fabulous fish as an appetizer, salad, or main dish!
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For the Love of Lamb

Lamb is not just for the occasional splurge on an evening out. Lamb is easy to prepare at home. These succulent preparations and sauces that will find their way onto y...
French Hen

Eggstra Special Easter Menu

There’s more to eggs at Easter than egg hunts, chocolate eggs, and egg coloring kits. If you’re in charge of the brunch menu this year, we have the eggstra special dis...

Recent Recipes

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Chocolate Mint Thumbprints

Chocolate Mint Thumbprints are perfect for the thin mint lover in your life!
Tender & Flaky Pie Crust

Tender & Flaky Pie Crust

This simple pie crust is my go-to standard for most pies. From pumpkin and pecan to double crust berry filled pies. It's a tender and flaky pie crust perfect for the p...
Fennel & Cranberry Christmas Salad

Fennel & Cranberry Christmas Salad

The perfect Christmas Salad looks festive, tastes light and bright, and is easy to throw together. It shouldn't be too elaborate or weighted down with creamy salad dre...

Recent Videos

Setting an Artful Table with Mike Mondello, President of...

If you love to entertain, throw dinner parties, or cook at home with friends, TheBrownLounge.com has fresh menu and party ideas for you! Each week you’ll find new reci...

Setting an Al Fresco Table

If you love to entertain, throw dinner parties, or cook at home with friends, TheBrownLounge.com has fresh menu and party ideas for you! Each week you’ll find new reci...

Setting a Seattle Style Dinner Table Perfect for Seafood

If you love to entertain, throw dinner parties, or cook at home with friends, TheBrownLounge.com has fresh menu and party ideas for you! Each week you’ll find new reci...

Setting a Colorful Formal Table

If you love to entertain, throw dinner parties, or cook at home with friends, TheBrownLounge.com has fresh menu and party ideas for you! Each week you’ll find new reci...