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Try my mouth watering menus & fresh ideas for home entertaining. This month is a great time to plan an awards party or get ready for St. Patrick's Day. I hope you''ll find just the right menu inspiration here. Our search tool is also a great way to find menus, party plans, step by step recipes, videos and more! Cheers - Holly Brown

Recent Party Plans

What to do with Potluck or Party Leftovers! 1

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...
Pumpkins 2

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!

Recent Recipes

Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart 5

Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart

Roasted vegetables, goat cheese, and bacon go great together in a tart. If you don't have asparagus and leeks on hand. Use what you have and what you like!
Rosemary Flatbread 8

Rosemary Flatbread

This delicious, easy to prepare Rosemary Flatbread is a great alternative to bread or crackers. I love this recipe because its quick and doesn't require any yeast or r...
Chocolate and Ice Cream Tacos 5

Chocolate and Ice Cream Tacos

Salt and sweet is always a good thing for dessert. You'll love this ice cream filled twist on taco shell filling. Don't let those extra shells go to waste after taco n...
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!

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...