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Summer entertaining season in in full swing. These party-perfect appetizers, make-ahead salads, and crowd-pleasing desserts are sure to be a hit at your next backyard gathering.
In this German potato salad, the typical American mayo dressing is replaced with pickled onions and a tangy vinaigrette. It is addictively good!
Fudgy in the center and cakey-crisp on the surface, these supernatural brownies from pastry chef Nick Malgieri are truly out of this world.
This make-ahead black bean and corn salad is a real crowd-pleaser. Bonus: it doubles as a dip!
This is the best homemade hummus recipe — and it’s easy to whip up with very few ingredients.
This super-simple chickpea salad makes a delicious side dish to grilled shrimp or chicken.
Pimento cheese is a tangy and creamy cheese spread that’s often referred to as the pâté of the South. It’s wonderful on crackers, crudités, sandwiches, or even burgers.
Cool and crunchy, this flavorful Asian slaw is a delicious way to eat your colors!
Dense and creamy with a hint of lemon and a crisp graham cracker crust, these cheesecake bars are an easy alternative to NY cheesecake.
With sparkling wine and fresh fruit, this white sangria is pretty and festive — perfect for a party!
Part cookie, part brownie — who doesn’t love blondies?
Similar to htipiti, the salty and tangy Mediterranean mezze spread, this feta dip is fabulous with toasted pita or veggies.
This Southern-style broccoli salad with bacon, Cheddar and crunchy almonds is ideal for a picnic or BBQ.
This berry trifle is perfect for a summer party. It’s refreshing, gorgeous, and you can make it ahead of time.
Zesty pesto, green peas, pine nuts, and mozzarella pearls make a flavorful and pretty pasta salad.
Flavored with lemon zest and lemon juice and drizzled with a tart lemon glaze, this is the ultimate pound cake for lemon lovers!
Easy to make and good for you, this classic guacamole is the ticket to wild popularity at any party you bring it to. Beware of double dipping!
Summery and make-ahead, this fresh corn salad is tailor-made for a cookout.
Simple but packed with flavor, Israeli salad is a standard accompaniment to most Israeli meals, even breakfast.