Make a Mashed Potato Bar

There are two type of people in this world: stuffing people and mashed potato people. If you’re the latter, prepare to have all of your ‘tater dreams come true. Mashed potatoes plus all of the toppings your taste buds could desire? What’s not to love! We think this would be the perfect way to top off last year’s Friendsgiving, just make sure you don’t eat too much or you won’t have room for seconds. #theworst

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How to Throw Your Own Lobster Party

Our annual  Lobster Party is back, and we’re inviting you to throw a bash that’s sure to end with your guests giving you a rapturous round of a-claws. Read more for tips and hints on how to throw an epic lobster bash, plus watch two music videos featuring our lobster mascot Pinchy.

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How to Build a Dessert Table at Home

Don’t mind us, we’ll just be in the corner ooing and aahing over this gorgeous dessert table. I mean, really, it’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost. And while we think this pretty setup is great as a new Mother’s Day classic (goodbye, boring breakfast in bed!), but can work for brunches, showers, and basically any time you want to entertain with a whole lot of the sweets.

Dessert Table Baked Goods Bar

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Festive Cranberry Brie Appetizer for Your Holiday Party

Cranberries are not only a symbol of the holiday season—they’re tasty, too. These delicious little bites combine the tart juiciness of fresh cranberries with sweet jam, creamy brie, and salty crackers. They’re colorful, classy, and oh-so-easy to whip up. Check out how to make them after the jump.


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Build the Perfect Cheese Board: Five Fast Tips

A cheese board can be an easy and impressive entertaining option for parties, but intimidating if you’re new to the game. To smooth the path to success, we got the lowdown on party dos (and don’ts!) from our own super-savvy specialty food expert, Ken Blanchette.


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3 Easy Bite-Sized Dessert Ideas

Mini dessert

Mini desserts

Good things come in small packages, right?

Recently, our bakery department launched a new mini dessert category, featuring bite-sized versions of some of our favorite sugary treats—brownies, cookies, macaroons, banana bread

The mini sizes are great in lunch boxes, as an after-school treat, or as a moderate way to have a sweet fix after dinner without going overboard.

They also make party planning easy—get a pack of blondies, some double chocolate chunk cookies and assorted macaroons and make your own little party platter. (We also have our own mini platter coming soon—for the nights when you don’t have time to do it yourself.)

If you’re entertaining kids or a crowd with a sweet tooth, here are 3 fun mini dessert ideas:…

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