By flying off to Copenhagen and cooking for days, food editor Jennifer Aaronson happily returned a long-ago favor. Her close friend Nichole Accettola was finally having a wedding celebration on her “copper anniversary” (a Danish tradition celebrated at 12 1/2 years, halfway to 25), and Jen was there to help throw the party, just as Nichole had done for Jen’s wedding nine years before.
Throwing an elegant holiday get-together -- whether a sit-down dinner or a cocktail party -- doesn't have to be stressful. Here are a few tips for hosting a wonderful Christmas gathering without breaking a sweat.
Imagine Mom’s favorite restaurant-style dishes served in the comfort of your own home. With a little planning -- and a few sprigs of lilac and jasmine -- food editor Jennifer Aaronson creates a transporting meal just for her.