Q: My daughter is turning two next month and we've decided to host a pancake brunch. We'll have maple syrup, of course, and probably some fruit, but what else should we serve as toppings? Any ideas for something a little adventurous?
Q: We've decided to do "signature cocktails" at our wedding along with beer and wine. Here's our criteria: 1. uncomplicated but not dead simple, 2. not too strong, and 3. not cloyingly sweet or girly or tacky — a crowd-pleaser without being overdone. Any ideas?
Q: I am having a wine and cheese party this Friday for my birthday and told guests to bring either their favorite wine or cheese. I know people will contribute, but now the question is how much should I buy myself? What do you think?
Q: My mom's group expressed interest in food-related gatherings. As I attended culinary school last year, and live across the street from an SF Bay Area market, it seems natural to host a gathering for the group. One thought was to style the outing after European market tours...
Q: I'm having my wedding in mid-September, and it will be largely self-catered. I've found a lot of great wedding inspiration on The Kitchn, and I was hoping readers might have good suggestions for side dishes which can be made in advance and simply assembled or garnished on my wedding day.
Q: I am going to a potluck cocktail party and need suggestions on some recipes. The cocktail party host will be making mini meatballs and others will be bringing cocktail foods as well. Need some ideas for some yummy and healthy cocktail foods.
Q: I'm celebrating my birthday this year at Popup Dinner LA. I've invited about 10 people and we are responsible for bringing our own table settings, decorations, and meal. I'm really excited but I don't know what to make for the dinner. I want it to be a classy affair for my birthday. Ideas?
Q: My brother-inlaw is getting married, and seven family members have rented a cottage so we can spend a few days together after the wedding. I'd like to cook a fantastic 3-course meal for everyone one evening, but the kitchen equipment provided will be minimal.