Menu and Party Planning Index

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Our menusparty planning and cooking for a crowd tips are sure to make your next special occasion a true success. 

Recipes at are specially selected to be the perfect fit on any party table.  Check out our complete Recipe Index

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Brunch Menus

Brunch Menus II

Luncheon Menus

Lunch Menus II

Dinner Party

Dinner Party II

Cocktail Party Menus

Appetizer Party

Romantic Dinner Menus

Birthday Party Menus

Baby Shower Menus

Bridal Shower Brunch Menus 

Wedding Reception Menu Ideas 

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

Graduation Party Menus

Father's Day

Outdoor Party Menus

50th Birthday Party

Mardi Gras Menu Ideas


Tailgate Party

Tailgate Party II

Thanksgiving Menus

Christmas Menus

New Years Eve Ideas

Super Bowl Party Food

Super Bowl Menu Ideas


Party Planning Central

Here is where your party planning takes shape. Start with these ideas and let your imagination run wild!

Food Quantities Chart

How to Use Chafing Dishes

Setting-up a Buffet Table

Cooking for a Crowd on a Budget

Holiday Cooking

Cooking for a Crowd for the Holidays 

Guide to Serving Alcohol

Cocktail Party Ideas

Pairing Food and Wine

Alcoholic Drink Recipes

Mixed Drink Recipes

Using Fresh Herbs and Spices

Herb and Spice Chart

50th Birthday Party Ideas

How To...

How to Cook Ham

How to Cook Bacon

How to Roast Garlic

How To Oven Roast Vegetables


How to Prepare Lobster Tails

How to Set-up an Omelet Bar

How to Purchase Cooking for a Crowd Cookware

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Cooking for a Crowd

All of our great information in one place on cooking for large groups

Food Quantities Chart

Appetizers for a Crowd

More Appetizers for a Crowd

Quantity Salad Recipes 

Large Quantity Recipes for Pasta and Potatoes

Quantity Recipes for Cooked Vegetables

Stuffing or Dressing for Fifty

Large Quantity Recipes for Gravy and Sauces

Chili Recipes to Feed 25 or More


Holiday Quantity Cooking

Using Chafing Dishes

Questions and Answers on Cooking for Large Groups 



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