Your End-of-Summer Guide

Make the most of August’s sunny, warm days with an outdoor party guests will love.

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Find Inspiration

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We asked party pros to share their go-to hosting tips for summer entertaining. These clever food hacks will ensure you have everything you need.


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Get Creative

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Everyone tops corn with butter, salt, and pepper—but why not try toppings that are a little more unexpected? Whether you like spicy, sweet, or somewhere in between, we have six surprising combos that will make your kernels taste even better.


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Let Your Sides Shine

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Whether you’re hosting the potluck or headed to a friend’s, you want side dishes that go beyond fruit salad. We have 13 delicious picks that can withstand the heat and feed a crowd.



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Skip the Grill

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Tiny apartment? No patio? No problem. You can cook corn on the cob to perfection right over your stove. See our foolproof method here.