Top 10 Entertaining Tips

  1. Appetizer Math
    How many appetizers do you need per person for a party? Count on 4-5 per guest before an early meal, 6 or 7 before a late meal and 8-9 if no meal is planned.

  2. Dinner Wine Guide

    # of Guests Total # of 750 mL Bottles
    White Red
    6 2 2
    10 4 2
    12 5 3
  3. Coffee for a Crowd?
    Count on 40 servings per 300 g package of Maxwell House Roast and Ground Coffee or mix 1 1/2 cups of Maxwell House Instant Coffee with 6 L boiling water for 40 servings.

  4. Last Minute Dessert
    BAKER'S Best Chocolate Fondue

  5. Pleased as Punch
    It's easy to make and serve popular flavoured iced tea. Use 1 pouch Crystal Light Iced Tea Mix and 1 pouch of fruit-flavoured Crystal Light Low Calorie Drink Mix - choose Orange, Raspberry or Peach. Add 6 cups water and 2-750 mL bottles soda water to make 12 servings - only 4 calories per serving.

  6. Frozen Assets
    Making food ahead for your party helps you to enjoy the festivities. Cheesecakes freeze perfectly - and as a bonus, they slice even better when they're slightly frozen. Freeze ungarnished, thaw in the refrigerator, and decorate after thawing.

  7. Easy Dip Tip
    Miracle Whip Dressing and plain yogourt make a great tasting base for dips. For a quick dip, combine equal parts Miracle Whip Dressing and plain yogourt with diced tomatoes, cooked bacon and grated Kraft Cheddar Cheese.

  8. Instant Atmosphere
    Keep a pot of water with whole spices (cinnamon, cloves, allspice) simmering on the stove to perfume your house with a delicious aroma.

  9. Talking Turkey
    Stove Top Stuffing Mix is a tasty shortcut to perfect stuffing. You can even use it "in the bird". Look for the Turkey Variety - there's a chart on every package to help you choose the right number of boxes for your bird.

  10. Easy Entertaining
    For a delicious ending to any meal or buffet, serve a cheese and fruit platter. It's easy just combine a selection of cheese, fresh fruits, dessert crackers and breads on a tray or platter.