Quick Tips For Summer Entertaining Made Easy

(ARA) - As the temperature continues to rise and the dog days of summer head our way, you’ll want to keep your guests refreshed with frosty drinks, cool appetizers and buffet items when entertaining this season. Following are a few tips to keep in mind when planning your party menu for a fun, relaxed event.

Fire Up the Grill With Great Burgers

Fire Up the Grill With Great BurgersWhile some “burger purists” would argue that the only condiments a burger requires are ketchup, mustard and a few pickles, other more adventurous “burger aficionados” enjoy spicing things up. Omaha Steaks Executive Chef Karl Marsh offers this recipe for his “Shanghai Burger,” which takes the burger to the next level. Read more >>

“Staycations” Help Beat Economic Doldrums

Staycations Help Beat Economic DoldrumsThe down economy has forced many Americans to forgo vacations, but working without breaks can create undue stress and related heath issues. If you want to save some money, there are plenty of ways to get creative and have a fun, affordable “staycation” without leaving your hometown. Read more >>

Home Projects Becoming Real Entertainment

Home Projects Becoming Real Entertainment(As the recession tightens pocketbooks, Americans will begin to look for inexpensive entertainment at home. Movie ticket sales are down, DVD rentals and TV viewership are up. Libraries are enjoying increased popularity, and many people are now viewing home improvement as a form of entertainment. Many homeowners are being drawn to landscaping, not only to improve their homes’ aesthetics, but also to engage in a rewarding activity that boosts property values and creates entertainment space. Read more >>

5 Tips to Great Entertaining

5 Tips to Great EntertainingHave you ever been to a party that served frozen hors d’oeuvres, beer in cans, or some insipid wine from a box or jug, had no music playing and all the lights were on and said to yourself, “WOW, that was a great party”! I don’t think so. That party would break all the rules of entertaining. Which are….Read more >>