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Winter warming dishes are perfect for weeknight family meals, and weekend entertaining. My latest recipes will warm you up on the inside, and delight the ones you love. Happy Valentines Day! xo Holly

Recent Party Plans

Trader Vic's Mai Tai

Asian Fusion for Summer Fun!

An Asian Fusion party typically features a mix of Asian dishes on the menu, and an atmosphere that resembles a cocktail lounge. We have just the cocktails and recipes ...
My Favorite Menu Featuring Lambshanks 1

My Favorite Menu Featuring Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks are rich and delicious. You'll love them served alongside fluffy potatoes in this 4 course menu featuring Garlic Prawns, Beet Salad with Arugula, and finis...
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What to do with Potluck or Party Leftovers!

Potluck or party leftovers can range from mixed nuts, to piles of tortilla chips, or a variety of odd sized cheeses. Mexican food, like rice and beans, and the classic...
Game Day Potluck - 12th Man Menu 1

Game Day Potluck - 12th Man Menu

Game Day for Seattle fans is all about showing 12th Man pride, and serving a menu that feeds a crowd. No matter which team you root for, enjoy game day with menu ideas...

Recent Recipes

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Candied Salted Pecans

These Candied Pecans are glazed in balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, with just a touch of flaked sea salt. They are perfect for snacking, salads, cookies, chocolates, ...
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Chocolate Covered Cherries

Handmade Chocolate Covered Cherries are far tastier than the ones you get in a box of chocolates. I love to use Bing cherries and bittersweet chocolate for the perfect...
Rustic Roasted Chicken Provençal 1

Rustic Roasted Chicken Provençal

Rustic Roasted Chicken Provençal is a simple, rich, and delicious dish. It makes a great main dish for a dinner party. Serve it with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Brusse...
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Easy Panna Cotta topped with Zinfandel Caramel Sauce

Panna Cotta is the perfect no bake dessert that serves a crowd. Serve it in ramekins, martini glasses, or any 4-5 ounce vessel you can refrigerate. You can also turn c...

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...