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Choosing The Right Seat Is The Bane Of My Existence

Maybe it’s just me, but when I go to sit down at a table, I seem to always instinctively choose a seat in the middle, which theoretically makes sense but usually means I’m stuck between a bunch of people having conversations with people to their left or right. Enter designer Alex Cornell’s helpful diagram, which explains the ideal seat at a variety of different table setups. Each table diagram is accompanied with a “level of difficulty” rating that helps the user determine whether they’d like to attempt to sit down at all. Check out a larger view of the graphic here.

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Four Cheap & Easy Dinner Party Tips, Courtesy Of Lauren Conrad

Well, if you were wondering — which, um, we’re sure you were — now we know what Lauren Conrad was up to last night. According to her Twitter, she was hosting a dinner for a bunch of friends. Check out the photo of her table, above, all “did-up” for her guests! (Dinner parties: very grown-up.) Now, really check it out. Go in for the close-up, because LC employed some pretty genius tricks when putting together her “tablescape” (as Sandra Lee likes to call it). After the jump, four ways to set a swanky-looking table with minimal money/effort… Keep reading »

Hot Outta The Oven: Indian Summer Pasta

Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen—a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in constant search of the perfect thin crust pizza. Here she unveils her favorite frisky recipes—good food that every ravenous gal can make in a pinch. Got a rumble in your belly for something you want her to cook up a recipe for? Email us at tips@thefrisky.com.

Last time I checked, cooking for groups on a hot summer day was on my “Top Ten list of Things I Don’t Want To Do”…until I was stuck with an apartment full of people to feed on a sweltering weekend in NYC and nowhere to hide. Out popped this pasta dish that actually peaks in flavor when it’s served at room temp. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, refrigerate the pasta and once you’re ready for re-service, let it sit out for 15 minutes before giving it a good stir and maybe another drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper. And pssst – this is one of those recipes that sneaks in under $15. Keep reading »

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