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3 Recipes to Serve at Your Next Party

Be the Hostess with the Mostess

Everyone loves going to a party, but not everyone loves hosting. Really, if your name isn’t Monica Geller, hosting a party is not on your to-do list. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what food to make and drinks to buy. Thanks to Sarah Priest, a local chef and food stylist, these two simple yet delicious recipes will make hosting less stressful. Oh, and don’t worry, we've steered clear of including any sort of trifle recipe so you won’t be serving your guests a version of Rachel's disastrous "traditional" trifle. Offer your friends these flavorful treats to sip and savor and they won't want to leave. Which could end up being a problem that we deal with in another issue called, “The One Where You Say Goodbye.”

Aperol Spritz


1/3 Aperol 

1/3 white wine or rose 

1/3 club soda

orange or lemon


Fill rocks glass or wine glass with ice

In equal parts pour Aperol, wine, and top with club soda

Garnish with a lemon or orange peel slice

Whipped Feta


8 oz feta

1/2 cup sour cream or plain full-fat Greek yogurt

1 tbsp olive oil

a bit of local honey

cracked black pepper to taste

warm pita or naan slices


In a mixer with a whipped attachment or food processor, blend the feta and olive oil until combined

Add in sour cream or Greek yogurt

Once whipped, place on a plate and create a well with a spoon

Drizzle honey over the cheese and top with black pepper

Serve with pita bread

Hosting Tips

1. Remember when Phoebe was in charge of cups and ice? A simple but necessary task every host should take seriously. 

2. Don’t be like Monica and prepare three different types of potatoes for one dinner. Instead, have everyone bring a side dish.

3. Invite everyone you are supposed to. Don’t forget to invite your best friends mom to her own baby shower.