Serve up small plates of savory hors d’oeuvres along with a refreshing glass of sangria. You can make all of the recipes here, or just make a few and round out the nibbles with bowls of olives and nuts, a cheese platter and some crusty bread.
Throwing a children's birthday party can seem daunting—especially if your guests are more used to hot dogs and pepperoni pizza than vegetarian fare. This make-your-own taco party lets kids customize their own (nutritious!) meal, while the kid-friendly sangria is packed with fresh fruit.
Who says happy hour is only for bars and restaurants? A small gathering at your place with festive drinks and light nibbles is easy to pull together, and you can always let the party go later if everyone’s still having fun. Here are our favorite super-simple make-at-home noshes.
The average American creates a whopping three pounds of landfill-bound garbage every day. This sobering statistic was enough to inspire Amy Korst, a teacher and longtime vegetarian based in Pacific City, Ore., to go trash-free for a year. In her new book, The Zero-Waste Lifestyle, she describes the inevitable challenges she faced (like, say, figuring out what to do with empty medicine bottles and kitty litter) and offers simple ideas for anyone to try at home. Here, five of our favorites, plus a recipe for Korst's DIY cleaning solution.