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10 Party & Entertaining Recipes for Dinner

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
A place to share your favorite menus and dishes for holidays and special occasions.Easy Homemade Vinaigrette by San Francisco Chronicle
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1. Easy 5-Ingredient Vinaigrette
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Take your salad to the next level with this simple but delicious vinaigrette technique from award winning Chef, Craig Stoll.
2. Tyler Florence's Fried Chicken
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After exhaustive experimentation, Tyler Florence created a home cook-friendly recipe for the irresistible fried chicken he serves at Wayfare Tavern.
3. Duck Confit
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Duck Confit is a very popular french dish, developed during a time when preserving meat was a seasonal necessity. The word “Confit” is derivative of the French verb confire, “to preserve.” To confit, is to slow cook meat it in it’s own fat, leaving you with EXTREMELY tender meat. Take a chance and give it a try!
4. Mulled Wine Duck Recipe
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Duck isn't the first meat you'd associate with Christmas but it's a worthy alternative to turkey or goose and it goes perfectly with sweet, spiced mulled wine. We serve our duck with brussels but instead of cooking them whole we've shredded them, which is a great way of introducing them to people who aren't convinced about how good they can taste!
5. BBQ Ribs & Spicy Wings
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Big sporting events always lead to big gatherings of people, and the opportunity to cheer on your team means you can get your mates round and watch the game with some great food! Well what better than some sticky ribs and spicy chicken wings to get your your mouth watering? These slow-cooked pork ribs with a homemade sticky marinade and super spicy chicken wings are perfect munch with mates.
6. Christmas Risotto
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Not a fan of cold turkey sandwiches? Maybe you should try our turkey risotto to use up those Christmas leftovers. Our version also uses up your leftover cheeses and even the last of the stuffing in this awesome meal... or just make it all year round!
7. Wheatberry Risotto
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This risotto is truly different from the rest. The use of wheatberries gives this Poularde a smoky, remarkable flavor that is unforgettable. Follow New American Chef John Paul Carmona as he shares his Risotto recipe in this Grokker Premium video.
8. Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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These delicious lettuce cups are filled with chicken in a scrumptious sauce, then toppedwith fresh mint. They make the perfect appetizer or a really nice, light dinner as well. They're especially great for anyone trying to watch their carbs!
9. Sautéed Artichokes with Bacon & Shallots
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Fresh artichokes pan fried with bacon and shallots make a lovely side dish that can be prepared in advance and warmed up just before you are ready to serve. Simple to cook, this recipe combines butter, olive oil, bacon, shallots, garlic, flat leaf parsley and fresh artichokes. Follow Executive Chef Geoff Rigby as he prepares for a dinner party in this Grokker Premium video.
10. Connoisseur's Meatloaf with Cheese & Red Wine
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Crunchy pine nuts blend with mushrooms, spiced sausage meat, cheddar cheese and plenty of sage to make this the connoisseurs meatloaf. With a rich, velvety red wine sauce this meatloaf is moist and savory. There is no doubt your guests will be asking for seconds. Join chef Geoff Rigby in this Grokker Premium video as he shows you how to make this elegant meatloaf as part of his Dinner Party series.
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