Gwyneth Paltrow No-Fry Fries. Cut up your potatoes and place them in a bowl of cold water. Dry them off and toss them with olive oil, place them on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with sea salt, then bake at 450 for about 25 minutes, turning occasionally.
Parties are supposed to be fun, not stressful, and they really can be with these tasty recipes that you can make ahead of time, with the slow cooker or whip up at the last minute. (Slow Cooker Recipes Make Ahead)
Kurt Beecher Dammeier's recipe for his mac and cheese at Beecher's in Pike Place Market. I've been dying to go to Pike Place Market for 2 things: to visit the original Starbucks store, and to eat THIS macaroni and cheese.