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Tune in weekly for my mouth watering menus & fresh ideas for home entertaining. Whether you're planning a game day potluck or looking for fresh and healthy dinner party menus you'll find it all here. Search to find menus, party plans, step by step recipes, and videos. Cheers - Holly Brown

Recent Party Plans

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...
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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...

Recent Recipes

12th Man Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting 1

12th Man Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

12th Man Chocolate Cupcakes are a terrific treat for your football fans!
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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...

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...