If you're hosting a dinner party, you'll naturally want to spend as much time as you can with your guests while still preparing a memorable meal. One way to free up some time is to make chicken or pork satay -- the Thai version of barbecue -- as the main course. The meat can be marinated beforehand, and the dipping sauces can be prepared in advance.
A classic Key lime pie gets upgraded for the holidays with coconut milk in the filling. If that wasn't enough, the dessert is gilded with toasted shredded coconut sprinkled on top of a billowy whipped cream topping.