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Beat the summer heat with cool salads and grilled everything! Or throw a Paella party for your friends. I'll show you how! Find these and other mouth watering menus & fresh ideas for home entertaining. Our search tool is also a great way to find recipes, party plans, videos and more! 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 ...
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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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Easy, Buttery, Tart Crust

This Easy, Buttery Tart Crust is my go to for a variety of sweet and savory tarts. Try it with my Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart!
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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!
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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...
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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...

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...