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Summer inspires picnics, BBQs, and potluck parties. Share fresh dishes like these with your friends and family...and don't forget the ice cream cake. Cheers - Holly Brown!

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...
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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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Chicken Dijon

French food fans will love this classic Chicken Dijon recipe. It's a great entrée for a dinner party, or family meal. Dijon chicken, aka mustard chicken, is easy to pr...
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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...
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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...

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...