Summer's over, and whatever that means for your life right now, it probably signals fewer hours devoted to yourself, to vacation, to beach time, to just plain messing around—in the kitchen and outside it.
But being back in town and on a regular schedule also means more opportunities to connect with your friends. One of our favorite ways to gather everyone in one place is to throw a fun dinner party.
Granted, you might have less time to prepare than you did midsummer, but many of our favorite dinner party entrées can be thrown together in under an hour, so keep your pantry stocked and your cutting board handy, and you’ll be able to have friends over for a great meal on a whim. Plus, there's a giveaway—click through the slide show to enter!
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