How-To

August 12, 2019

How to Roast Peppers

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It’s Hatch chile season, so let’s learn how to roast peppers! Prep, roast, chop and store chile peppers to enjoy their flavors throughout the season and beyond. We’ve got all the tips and tricks here to help you out, and it's easier than you would expect! All you need is a baking sheet, some aluminum foil, a bowl, plastic wrap and your trusty cutting board and knife. That's it!

August 7, 2019

How to Host a Mexican Dinner Party

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Love Mexican food? Love your people? Combine the two and host the ultimate Mexican Dinner Party at your home soon. This step-by-step guide shows how to put together and successfully throw a dinner party without losing your mind. We address what to do with your kids (and tasks they can help with), as well as offer up a pre-made menu, a shopping list, a timeline, too, so it’s as easy as possible!

March 18, 2019

5 Excuses Not to Host a Dinner Party (And Why You Should Do It Anyway)

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We all have them: excuses. We have so many reasons why we can't host a dinner party or even invite our friends over. And I'm right there with you. Life is hard and messy and challenging... but life is worth spending with the people we love, and those people include our friends. Let’s talk about some of our excuses for not hosting dinner parties (and other gatherings, too) and see how easy the solutions are to make hosting a...

December 5, 2018

How to Host a Holiday Brunch

A Holiday Brunch spread is shown, featuring fresh pastries, berries and scrambled eggs
Hosting friends and family during the holiday season doesn't have to be stressful! Hosting a holiday brunch is easier than ever, thanks to Sprouts Catering Trays. Order your pastry tray in advance and pick it up the day of. Use the pastries as a centerpiece and offer other easy-to-make breakfast foods alongside the pastries. Whether or not you're an entertaining pro, if you follow these holiday brunch hosting tips, you can entertain in style!

August 1, 2018

How to Host a Backyard Barbecue

Sliced and seasoned Memphis-Style Barbecue Ribs on a white platter, set on top of a blue and white striped towel before serving
Fire up the grill this weekend and host friends and family for a backyard barbecue! Unsure how to do it? My guide about How to Host a Backyard Barbecue offers eight tips and tricks to hosting with ease. Also, you can join The Speckled Palate's mailing list to download a free guide that takes you from start to finish, including a menu, a grocery list, a timeline (for both the day-of and the day before), decor suggestions, drink pairings...

July 30, 2018

Backyard Barbecue Essentials

Sliced and seasoned Memphis-Style Barbecue Ribs on a white platter, set on top of a blue and white striped towel before serving
Fire up the grill this weekend and host friends and family for a backyard barbecue! Unsure what you'll need to have on hand to host your gathering successfully? I've got you covered with these Backyard Barbecue Essentials, which covers appliances and tools you'll want, as well as easy decor items that make decorating a snap, too. These Backyard Barbecue Essentials are everything you'll want and need for a successful backyard barbecue this season!